Intel® FPGA Software Installation and Licensing

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Date 6/21/2022
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5.2.2. SERVER, VENDOR, and USE_SERVER Lines

A floating license file starts with SERVER, VENDOR, and USE_SERVER lines to describe the license server. Fixed license files do not contain these entries. These license lines are structured as shown in the following example:

SERVER <hostname> <8 or 12-character host or NIC ID> <port>

VENDOR <daemon> <path>

USE_SERVER

The USE_SERVER line designates the license file as a floating license.

You can configure up to three redundant network license servers with the FLEXlm licensing scheme. In this case, there are three SERVER lines, one for each license server machine. The first server specified is the master.

Typically, a license file contains multiple VENDOR lines; one for each required license vendor daemon. Some license files might use the DAEMON keyword instead of VENDOR.

Table 5.  Elements of the SERVER and VENDOR Lines for Floating Licenses

Element Name

Editable

Description

hostname

yes

The host name of the server in the license.dat file.

8- or 12-character host or NIC ID

no

The PC NIC or UNIX Host ID of the server. You must supply this ID to www.intel.com when purchasing the license.

port

n/a

The port number.

daemon

no

The vendor daemon name:

  • alterad daemon: Intel® Quartus® Prime software
  • mgcld daemon: Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition software
  • armlmd daemon: ARM features of the ARM Development Suite (ADS)

path

yes

The path to the vendor daemon on the server. You must edit this entry.

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