If you are setting up a Firewall exception for Autodesk Network Licensing, you will need to know the following:
The default license file will start with the following 3 lines:
SERVER Your-SERVER-name 0025b3282c6b
VENDOR adskflex port=2080
To force the lmgrd to use a particular port, just edit the network license file as noted below:
SERVER Your-SERVER-name 0025b3282c6b 27000
VENDOR adskflex port=2080
You do not need to change 2080 as this port has been reserved for Autodesk.
Firewall exception instructions are as noted below:
The client license, if you have added the custom port on the server license file would be:
SERVER Your-SERVER-name 0 27000
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lmgrd.exe uses ports 27000~27009. It's also good to add all four of the NLM files to the exception list as well:
If you have other vendors in addition to the Autodesk products (i.e. Minitab, VMWare, Ansys, etc.) be sure to add the appropriate vendor .exe and port number also.
On Windows Server 2008 R2, I added inbound TCP rules for the ports described.
Still clients can only connect when I disable the firewall completely. I even tried adding all exe files and it still doesn't work with the Firewall enabled. Any ideas?
The error on the client machine is:
Flexnet License Manager
Networking Error: Server ("myserver") not responding. Please contact System Administrator for assistance.
As soon as I disable the firewall on the server, the error goes away. I'm a bit confused as I added exceptions for all recommended ports and programs.
Finally figured it out. I had to enable the Ping Firewall rule called "File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv4-In)"
First of all, Good Post!I
I have a few questions for you, and I hope someone would answer since this post is about a year old...
1. Can I change the port number to something other than 27000 - 27009 to something like 6799?
2. Can I have all of my licenses (which utilizes different vendor daemons) into one license file that is configured as one service within LMTOOLS?
Thanks for the reply Travis. However, in you other post regarding combining licenses, it also reads you must create different services for each vendor's license.
Here's a snippet from your other post regarding combining license files:
Also, in regard to the port numbers, the following link suggest using ports 27000 - 27009. Here's a snippet as well as a link to the page:
I just want to make sure I'm doing the right thing before implimenting, and 90+ users are sitting around without licenses.
Thanks for all of you help!
Ok, that make sense! Thanks Travis.
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