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*Bowers, Jeramy
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Server codes now different at different computers

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01-03-2000 01:23 PM
I set up a redundant server pool on an NT server and four NT workstations.
I had the hardest time getting the thing to run in the first place. Now I
have it running, but ...

the workstations' ADLM Admin started showing all five computers with a 64/
prefix, but the server shows all five computers with the 1536/ prefix. I
had originally installed Acad14 on all of them, and they all showed the
1536/ prefix. Now I cannot install LDD, Civil, nor Survey licenses since
the server codes have changed (or at least the workstations seem to think
so). They are also not all registering the same prefix, so I would have to
start from scratch to re-bind the pool.

I'm not even sure if they are related, but Acad14 has never run on the
server. It gets about halfway through the loading menus, beeps, and stops
responding. The computers (both the NT workstations and the Windows95
computers running net Acad14) all load without error.
*Primary
Message 2 of 4 (122 Views)

Re: Server codes now different at different computers

01-04-2000 05:13 PM in reply to: *Bowers, Jeramy
Jeramy
Firstly you dont say why you need five redundant servers is your network
server so unreliable that scores of draughtspersons would be twidling thumbs
while it is rebooted? The answer is to use your secondary and tertiary site
servers
The workstations acting as license servers MUST like a server BE running
STATIC DHCP that is they MUST HAVE A FIXED TCP/IP ADDRESS if so their
identity should not be changing.

"Jeramy Bowers" wrote in message
news:84r407$nsa3@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
> I set up a redundant server pool on an NT server and four NT workstations.
> I had the hardest time getting the thing to run in the first place. Now I
> have it running, but ...
>
> the workstations' ADLM Admin started showing all five computers with a 64/
> prefix, but the server shows all five computers with the 1536/ prefix. I
> had originally installed Acad14 on all of them, and they all showed the
> 1536/ prefix. Now I cannot install LDD, Civil, nor Survey licenses since
> the server codes have changed (or at least the workstations seem to think
> so). They are also not all registering the same prefix, so I would have
to
> start from scratch to re-bind the pool.
>
> I'm not even sure if they are related, but Acad14 has never run on the
> server. It gets about halfway through the loading menus, beeps, and stops
> responding. The computers (both the NT workstations and the Windows95
> computers running net Acad14) all load without error.
>
>
*Bowers, Jeramy
Message 3 of 4 (122 Views)

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01-05-2000 11:57 AM in reply to: *Bowers, Jeramy
I need a five server pool because I can't get people to stop turning off
their machines at night, because of the all eggs in one basket theory, and
because every machine needs to be re-booted on occasion. I prefer a system
that works with zero downtime. There is no DHCP running on the network, nor
have any IP addresses been changed ... on any computer here. Some of the
dll files got changed during the installation of new software. I just
finished rebuilding one workstation, and now that computer registers the
original server codes with the 1536/ prefix. There is a file (or files)
that ADLM relies upon to generate the server codes. If you'd like, I can
send a list of the files that were updated when the new software was
installed, and maybe you could tell me which one(s) are affecting ADLM????

Primary <.> wrote in message <84u3u8$t18@adesknews2.autodesk.com>...
>Jeramy
>Firstly you dont say why you need five redundant servers is your network
*Primary
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01-05-2000 06:37 PM in reply to: *Bowers, Jeramy
Jeramy the redundant servers are just that (redundant)
The idea is the prime server (1 of the 5) controls the licenses ALL the time
if it is switched off one of the 4 remaining will step down so now you have
3 of which 1 will now be elected master if that is switched off then another
will also step down and 1 will be left holding the fort.
SO workstations were not expected to be the ADLM servers unless left on 24
hours a day. If you only have one machine that is never switched off then
install ADLM on that one and keep it simple.

3 or 5 Redundant servers work well in large organisations where a power or
network routing failure in one building could potentially bring departments
across site to their knees.

"Jeramy Bowers" wrote in message
news:8507m9$5le20@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
> I need a five server pool because I can't get people to stop turning off
> their machines at night, because of the all eggs in one basket theory, and
> because every machine needs to be re-booted on occasion. I prefer a
system
> that works with zero downtime. There is no DHCP running on the network,
nor
> have any IP addresses been changed ... on any computer here. Some of the
> dll files got changed during the installation of new software. I just
> finished rebuilding one workstation, and now that computer registers the
> original server codes with the 1536/ prefix. There is a file (or files)
> that ADLM relies upon to generate the server codes. If you'd like, I can
> send a list of the files that were updated when the new software was
> installed, and maybe you could tell me which one(s) are affecting ADLM????
>
> Primary <.> wrote in message <84u3u8$t18@adesknews2.autodesk.com>...
> >Jeramy
> >Firstly you dont say why you need five redundant servers is your network
>
>
>

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