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Post 11 of 21

Re: Port number used for network licensing of Autodesk products (Firewall Except

07-25-2011 10:19 AM in reply to: Darin.Green

I've made another addition to my KB post on this issue with an example of how to combine license files from different products.  Hope that helps future members. 

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Post 12 of 21

Re: Port number used for network licensing of Autodesk products (Firewall Except

07-28-2014 09:14 AM in reply to: TravisNave

Just to be clear, if I specify the lmgrd port in the license file  -  I still need to open TCP ports 27000-27009 in the firewall?  I have other flexlm licenses already being served on ports 27000 - 27004 and 27006

 

This is specified in the AutoDesk license file:

 

SERVER licenseservername 0050569A251A 27005
USE_SERVER
VENDOR adskflex port=2080

 

thanks,

 

aberdamy

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Post 13 of 21

Re: Port number used for network licensing of Autodesk products (Firewall Except

07-28-2014 09:41 AM in reply to: aberdamy

Aberdamy,

 

Yes, you still need to open the ports via the firewall. Or, just change the port criteria to 27000 - 27006.

 

Also, if you open ports 27000-27009, there's no need to specify a particular port (within the license file) because it'll find the next available port to use.

 

Thanks,

Darin Green
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Post 14 of 21

Re: Port number used for network licensing of Autodesk products (Firewall Except

07-28-2014 10:22 AM in reply to: aberdamy
Correct. I typically try not to use port 27005 though, as it is generally
reserved for redundant license managers by Autodesk.
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Post 15 of 21

Re: Port number used for network licensing of Autodesk products (Firewall Except

07-28-2014 11:21 AM in reply to: TravisNave

Ok thanks guys.  I guess I'm just wondering why it needs to have all of those ports open even while specifying a port in the license file.  We don't have any redundant Autodesk license managers so i'm not really worried about that but it makes it difficult to run other flexlm products on defined flexlm ports and still lock down firewall rules.

 

I saw another post that said ICMP must be allowed as well for clients to check out a license is that true?

 

We are having some issues with specific clients checking out licenses after we updated the license manager on a different server and migrated the license over.

 

Aberdamy

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Post 16 of 21

Re: Port number used for network licensing of Autodesk products (Firewall Except

10-02-2014 11:51 AM in reply to: TravisNave
I have a situation this year where Autodesk 2015 educational suite programs are taking a very very very very long time to get a license. It takes 5 minutes to 15 minutes to get the license from the server. License utility is version 11.12 so it is the latest. This is the same hardware/server that has issued Autodesk licenses for a 3 years now and is running on Windows server 2008 R2 physical server. I have firewall ports open for 2080 and ports 27000-27009. Last year I had an issue where Matlab was also using 27000 so moved it to 27009. In one case I was remoted into a cad machine and into the server and watched the workstation request a license and the server issued a license in 70 seconds. 4 minutes later the workstation got the license. Today I added the environment variables (ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE and FLEXLM_Timeout) to a couple workstations then tried to load AutoCAD 2015. From the time the application said it was checking license it was 13 minutes and 5 seconds to get the license from the server and the server log file verified that it issued the license 13 minutes later. I tried modifying the license file to include port 27000 (after the mac address on the first line) and LMGRD stopped working. I had to remove that. I added the line after VENDOR adskflex port=2080 VENDOR LMGRD port=27000 I do notice that the log file is telling me that TCP_NODELAY is off. Autodesk 2013 and 2014 only took about a minute to issue a license so 15 minutes just is not acceptable but am not finding a fix for my problem. Has anyone else run into this? Thank you. Jim
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Post 17 of 21

Re: Port number used for network licensing of Autodesk products (Firewall Except

10-02-2014 12:29 PM in reply to: Southerner

Hi Southerner,

 

Change the contents in the license to include the 27000 in the following area.

 

SERVER name 0000111122223333 27000
USE_SERVER

VENDOR adskflex port=2080

 

After changing the license file, open the license manager utility to Stop then Start the server.

 

Next, on the client machines modify the Environment Variable to match the following:

 

ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE

27000@servername; 27000@server-IP-Address

 

The application should open alot faster.

 

Darin Green
Synergis Technologies

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Post 18 of 21

Re: Port number used for network licensing of Autodesk products (Firewall Except

10-02-2014 12:48 PM in reply to: Darin.Green
I actually did have the license file where 27000 was at the end of the first line and that was where the server stopped and could not talk to LMGRD. When that happened I put it back. The one thing I did not do was on the line 27000@myserver.com I did not also have a line that had 27000@myserver-IP address in addition. I did have the environment line value 270000@myserver.com and that was when I got the 13 minutes to get license.
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Post 19 of 21

Re: Port number used for network licensing of Autodesk products (Firewall Except

08-20-2015 02:18 PM in reply to: david.lau

david.lau wrote:

 

NOTE:  For Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, you can actually put in a range of ports. i.e. 27000-27009.  You may not need to force the system to look at a particular port number i.e. 27000.
 
 
Question: Very old post here. I have users who have just relocated into a new office building a bit more than a month ago, 80% or so brand new LAN.  Since moving I have several users getting nearly daily disconnects fromt the license manager.
 
What about under Windows Server 2012 R2... can you also do a range of ports?... if so is is like this?...
 
SERVER Your-SERVER-name 0025b3282c6b 27000-27009
USE_SERVER
VENDOR adskflex port=2080

 

 

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Post 20 of 21

Re: Port number used for network licensing of Autodesk products (Firewall Except

08-20-2015 03:26 PM in reply to: mdhutchinson

Yes 2012 and 2012R2 allow a port range just like 2008 did.

 

 

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