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Notice: This page refers to functionality that is no longer offered for the License Statistics.

The information on this page refers to License Statistics v6.7 or newer, which moved LM-X license server installer and liblmxvendor library from the "license" directory to "tools". If you are using an earlier version, please refer to the documentation for earlier versions.

To setup a floating license for License Statistics, you must configure and start the LM-X license server using the lmx-enduser-tools installer (included with the License Statistics distribution and located in the tools directory) and correctly configure License Statistics. Note that to install LM-X license server, you need to specify the path to the liblmxvendor.dll file, whose default location is also the tools directory.

  1. After installation of the LM-X end user tools and license server, set the path to the License Statistics license file. (The path should be specified in the LICENSE_FILE setting as described in License Server Configuration file in the LM-X End Users Guide.)
  2. Start/restart the LM-X license server. For Windows, after verifying that your setup is working, the LM-X server should be installed as a service, so it starts automatically on Windows restart.
  3. In the "Licensing" section of the License Statistics configuration file, xflicstat.cfg, set the LM-X license server port (optional) and hostname in the LICENSE_PATH setting. Alternatively, you can use automatic server discovery by setting LICENSE_PATH = AUTODISCOVERY. Optionally, you can set the license limits in the "License limits (floating licensing)" section.
  4. Copy licstat.lic to the end-user tools directory.
  5. Start/restart License Statistics.

Multiple installations

Optionally, you can split one license into two or more licenses. This is useful when you want to have multiple instances of License Statistics; for example, one for production and one for testing purposes. In such a case, multiple instances of License Statistics are installed and configured separately, but share the limitations (i.e., allowed number of users and license servers) of a single floating license.

For example, assume we have a floating license for up to 200 users and 10 servers. For the test installation, we will set the user and server limits to 20 users and 2 servers. The settings you would make in the configuration file for this scenario are as follows. 

New licensing model (2019) example:

For the test installation:

LICENSE_PATH = @your-LM-X-machine 
LICENSE_TOTAL_USER = 20 
LICENSE_TOTAL_SERVER = 2

For the production installation:

LICENSE_PATH = @your-LM-X-machine 
LICENSE_TOTAL_USER = 180 
LICENSE_TOTAL_SERVER = 8

Old licensing model (2013) example:

For the test installation:

LICENSE_PATH = @your-LM-X-machine 
LICENSE_TOTAL_USER_REALTIME = 20 
LICENSE_TOTAL_SERVER_REALTIME = 2 
LICENSE_TOTAL_USER_IMPORT = 0
LICENSE_TOTAL_SERVER_IMPORT = 0

For the production installation:

LICENSE_PATH = @your-LM-X-machine 
LICENSE_TOTAL_USER_REALTIME = 180 
LICENSE_TOTAL_SERVER_REALTIME = 8
LICENSE_TOTAL_USER_IMPORT = 0
LICENSE_TOTAL_SERVER_IMPORT = 0