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skatterbrainz
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Virtual Hosting of FlexLM / LMTOOLS

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05-16-2012 05:59 AM

I see in the documentation for Map 3D 2013 that the only "Virtual Machine Support" shown is for "VMware ESX 3.5" on "Intel PC 64".  Does this mean Autodesk does NOT support Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 ?  Just making sure before we build a new license server for our environment.  The virtualization platform at this client is Hyper-V only.

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05-16-2012 07:13 AM in reply to: skatterbrainz

The NLM will run fine on a virtual machine.  Just make sure you hard code the MAC address as virtual machines have a tendency to change for no good reason, thus invalidating your license file. 

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05-16-2012 07:35 AM in reply to: TravisNave

I figured as much.  I don't doubt it would run reliably, but I have to verify if it is officially "supported" by Autodesk.  The customer I am working for insists it is vendor supported.

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05-16-2012 07:58 AM in reply to: skatterbrainz

It is officially supported by Flexera, the publisher of the license manager.  Autodesk simply licenses the technology, along with many other 3rd party vendors. 

 

Check out Chapter 15 of the user guide:

 

http://www.globes.com/support/utilities/fnp_LicAdmin_11_10_1.pdf

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05-16-2012 08:45 AM in reply to: TravisNave

Thank you!  I appreciate the help.

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