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*Altmix, Chuck L.
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Network License & Speed issues.

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01-08-2001 06:00 AM
Autodesk:

We have been battling for quite some time with speed issues in AutoCAD 2000.
We once thought it could be our customization or PC3 files but now we
believe it could be an issue with the network licensing. Lets just say that
all the network license copies installed throughout our office operate at a
snails pace in spite of the fact they are running on some very high speed
processors. The only 2 installs that seem to run at normal speed are those
that were installed directly from the disk bypassing the network license
server.

We have a brand new lightning fast file server and PCs so I seriously doubt
that it is our hardware....

My question is: has there been any reported history or complaints of speed
issues regarding a network license copy of autocad 2000. Also, could it be
a combination of several factors including the network licensing server that
could be slowing us down?

Chuck Altmix
*Nehls, Kevin
Message 2 of 4 (163 Views)

Re: Network License & Speed issues.

01-08-2001 06:37 AM in reply to: *Altmix, Chuck L.
I have no problems with network licenses.

100Mbs switched network
800MHZ with 512 MB RAM file server with all of our files plus AdLM
PII 233MHZ with 128 MB RAM clients (here is the only slow part)

We have full client installs, not network heavy installs. If you do have
network heavy installs that will slow you down a bit, but it sounds like
you're getting slowed down more than a network heavy installation normally
would.

You didn't tell us what kind of network you are on:
Speed of network
NOS (OS running on the server(s))
file server specs
apps running on AdLM server
are the file server and AdLM server the same
what type of installations
client specs
apps running on the client (antivirus software)
Network protocol
How are you specifying the AdLM server (ACADSERVER environment variable)
---- Try specifying this with @, where is
your AdLM server's name

HTH
--
Kevin Nehls
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*Altmix, Chuck L.
Message 3 of 4 (163 Views)

Re:

01-09-2001 10:25 PM in reply to: *Altmix, Chuck L.
Kevin: 
Here is the data you
requested...Thanks
Chuck

 

You didn't tell us what kind of network you are on:
Speed of network

    100Mb mixed half and full duplex to a
switch and hubs

NOS (OS running on the server(s))
color=#0000ff>
    Novell v5.1 (files), WinNT v4.0 SP6
(License Server)
file server specs
   
color=#0000ff>PIII800Xeon Compaq UltraSCSI-160 RAID 5 w/Gbit fiber to switch and
640Mb RAM (files), PIII600 DELL w/ 256Mb RAM and 18GB RAID 5 100Mb full duplex
switched (License Server)

apps running on AdLM
server
    SQL Server w/ very small
database
are the file server and AdLM server the same

color=#0000ff>    No

what type of
installations
client specs
    Upto
PIII1000 Dell Dimension with 256 Mb RAM w/100Mbit connection

apps
running on the client (antivirus software)
color=#0000ff>
    Various including InoculateIT PE or Norton
Antivirus 2000

Network protocol

color=#0000ff>    IP

How are you specifying the AdLM
server (ACADSERVER environment
variable)
        ----  Try
specifying this with @<adlmserver>, where <adlmserver> is
your
AdLM server's name
   
@klingner-sql

 

 

>I
have no problems with network licenses.
>
>100Mbs switched
network
>800MHZ with 512 MB RAM file server with all of our files plus
AdLM
>PII 233MHZ with 128 MB RAM clients (here is the only slow
part)
>
>We have full client installs, not network heavy
installs.  If you do have
>network heavy installs that will slow you
down a bit, but it sounds like
>you're getting slowed down more than a
network heavy installation normally
>would.
>
>You didn't tell
us what kind of network you are on:
>Speed of network
>NOS (OS
running on the server(s))
>file server specs
>apps running on AdLM
server
>are the file server and AdLM server the same
>what type of
installations
>client specs
>apps running on the client (antivirus
software)
>Network protocol
>How are you specifying the AdLM server
(ACADSERVER environment
variable)
>        ----  Try
specifying this with @<adlmserver>, where <adlmserver>
is
>your AdLM server's name
>
>HTH
>--
>Kevin
Nehls
>remove -ns- for direct reply
>
*Rizzo, Jon
Message 4 of 4 (163 Views)

Re:

01-30-2001 10:17 PM in reply to: *Altmix, Chuck L.
YES! We have the same problem!! We have a similar setup, although our
servers are all NT 4. I haven't been able to find any information about
this. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

--
Jon Rizzo
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.

"Chuck L. Altmix" wrote in message
news:3BFC57454DB2868964F71F49C48297BC@in.WebX.SaUCah8kaAW...
> Kevin:
> Here is the data you requested...Thanks
> Chuck
>
> You didn't tell us what kind of network you are on:
> Speed of network
> 100Mb mixed half and full duplex to a switch and hubs
> NOS (OS running on the server(s))
> Novell v5.1 (files), WinNT v4.0 SP6 (License Server)
> file server specs
> PIII800Xeon Compaq UltraSCSI-160 RAID 5 w/Gbit fiber to switch and
640Mb RAM (files), PIII600 DELL w/ 256Mb RAM and 18GB RAID 5 100Mb full
duplex switched (License Server)
> apps running on AdLM server
> SQL Server w/ very small database
> are the file server and AdLM server the same
> No
> what type of installations
> client specs
> Upto PIII1000 Dell Dimension with 256 Mb RAM w/100Mbit connection
> apps running on the client (antivirus software)
> Various including InoculateIT PE or Norton Antivirus 2000
> Network protocol
> IP
> How are you specifying the AdLM server (ACADSERVER environment variable)
> ---- Try specifying this with @, where
is
> your AdLM server's name
> @klingner-sql
>
>
> Kevin Nehls wrote in message
<1E532F3DC34C844BCBFDAE1361419C49@in.WebX.SaUCah8kaAW>...
> >I have no problems with network licenses.
> >
> >100Mbs switched network
> >800MHZ with 512 MB RAM file server with all of our files plus AdLM
> >PII 233MHZ with 128 MB RAM clients (here is the only slow part)
> >
> >We have full client installs, not network heavy installs. If you do have
> >network heavy installs that will slow you down a bit, but it sounds like
> >you're getting slowed down more than a network heavy installation normall
y
> >would.
> >
> >You didn't tell us what kind of network you are on:
> >Speed of network
> >NOS (OS running on the server(s))
> >file server specs
> >apps running on AdLM server
> >are the file server and AdLM server the same
> >what type of installations
> >client specs
> >apps running on the client (antivirus software)
> >Network protocol
> >How are you specifying the AdLM server (ACADSERVER environment variable)
> > ---- Try specifying this with @, where
is
> >your AdLM server's name
> >
> >HTH
> >--
> >Kevin Nehls
> >remove -ns- for direct reply
> >
>
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