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The following steps are designed to get LM-X License Manager up and running on a Unix machine in 5 minutes or less.

To install LM-X on a Unix machine:

Step 1. Run the LM-X SDK installer from your terminal.

$ sh lmx-sdk_v4.5.8_linux_x64.sh

Verifying archive integrity... All good.

Uncompressing LM-X License Manager SDK 100%

LM-X License Manager SDK 4.5.8 installer.

Copyright (C) 2002-2014 X-Formation. All rights reserved.

Step 2. Accept the X-Formation End User License Agreement.

-- You must accept the terms of the End User License Agreement (EULA) before installing and using LM-X License Manager SDK.

 -> X-Formation EULA [REJECT/accept/display]: accept

Step 3. Specify the proper installation directory.

-> Enter installation directory [/usr/lmx-sdk-4.5.8]:  /home/john/lmx-sdk-4.5.8

Note the following:

  • If you are installing LM-X License Manager for the first time: The LM-X security configuration file will be automatically created in the config directory of the SDK.
  • If you are upgrading LM-X to a newer version or compiling LM-X on multiple platforms: Choose an existing LM-X security configuration file, as shown below.

-- If you have an existing LM-X security configuration file, you can specify it now.

-- If you are using LM-X License Manager SDK for the first time,  specify 'n' (No).

-- The security configuration file will automatically be generated upon SDK compilation.

-> Do you want to use an existing security_config.lmx file? [Y/n]: Y 

-- The security configuration file will be copied from the chosen path to /home/john/lmx-sdk-4.5.8/config directory.

-> Enter path to search for security_config.lmx: [/home/john]:  /home/john

Searching for security_config.lmx in /home/john... done.

 [0] /home/john/lmx-sdk-4.5.7/config/security_config.lmx

 [1] /home/john/lmx-sdk-4.5.6/config/security_config.lmx

-> Enter a number corresponding to security_config.lmx file path in the above list [0/1]: 0

Step 4. Activate the license.

Note the following:

  • If you are installing LM-X License Manager for the first time: Activate your license online using your Activation Key (sent to you via email).
  • If you are upgrading LM-X: Select a previously activated license file.

 -- You must have a valid license file to use LM-X License Manager SDK.

-- You can either use an existing license file (*.lic) or you can obtain a new license file by activating LM-X License Manager SDK over the internet. 

-- Please visit https://license.x-formation.com for details.

  -> Do you want to activate your license over the Internet? [Y/n]: n

-> Do you want to choose an existing license file? [Y/n]: Y

-- The LM-X License Manager SDK license file file will be copied from chosen path to /config directory.

-> Enter path to search for lmx.lic: [/home/john]:  /home/john

-- Searching for lmx.lic in /home/john... done.

[0] /home/john/lmx-sdk-4.5.7/lmx.lic

[1] /home/john/lmx-sdk-4.5.6/lmx.lic 

-> Enter a number corresponding to lmx.lic file path in the above list [0/1]: 0

-> Do you want to extract files to /home/john/lmx-sdk-4.5.8? [Y/n]: Y 

-- Copying files...  done.

-- Installation of LM-X License Manager SDK 4.5.8 completed successfully.

Step 5. Decide whether you want to compile the LM-X SDK.

Note: If you used a previously activated license file in Step 4, compile the LM-X SDK now.

-> Do you want to compile your LM-X License Manager SDK now? [Y/n]: n
-- For detailed installation log see /tmp/lmx_sdk_installation.log.

-- To get started with LM-X License Manager SDK please see Getting started.

Step 6. When needed, install the end-user tools.

-> Do you want install LM-X Enduser Tools 4.5.8 now? [Y/n]: Y

(See End-user tools for more details.)