It is necessary for you to read this section only if you expect to use a floating (or concurrent use) license and you are NOT presently running a NetLS license server somewhere in your network. (Please note that node-locked licenses do NOT require the installation of a NetLS license server). The job of selecting and configuring a license server is best performed by someone knowledgeable in system administration tasks. The remainder of this section is designed to assist a system/network administrator in configuring a license server.
This section describes a basic installation in which the license server and all client nodes reside on the same network segment. It also assumes that you are not currently using the Network Computing System (NCS) local or global location broker daemons llbd and glbd. For more complex NetLS configurations it is recommended that you consult both Gradient's Managing Software Products with the Network License System and Managing NCS Software which is provided in PostScript format on the distribution media in the compressed file ncs_ps.Z. You need to decompress this file using the UNIX uncompress command before viewing or printing it..
NetLS uses NCS to provide location services through the use of global and local location broker daemons (glbd and llbd). Therefore you must install and configure a NCS "cell" before you can run the NetLS license server daemon (netlsd).
The basic setup described here will configure a default cell and install and start all three daemons on a single "License Server" machine and configure them to start automatically when the machine is re-booted. If you decide on a different setup for your network please keep in mind that you must:
Run a glbd on at least one node in your network
Run llbd's on the node running the netlsd and the node running the glbd.
To configure a basic license server installation you must first identify the node best suited to be your license server. This should be a node which is very stable (i.e. rarely goes down) as floating licenses will be unavailable when this machine is down. A file server machine would be a good choice. Once a machine has been selected you can proceed with the installation of the license server software.
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