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Type: Answers

Area: Embedded

Area: Tools

How can I re-host my DS 5 AE License?


DS-5 Altera Edition licenses are  'FIXED' and node-locked. If  you need to transfer your license to a new machine, you must ask ARM to do the 're-host'. 

However you can also setup your license so its more portable.



To rehost your license follow the steps below:

  1. Consult the following FAQ: ka3660
  2. Go to: and select ‘Request License Rehost’.
  3. Work directly with ARM to get a new license.

You may want to consider making the new license portable.   You could lock it to a portable USB-ethernet adapter or portable PCMCIA network card as permitted under the licensing terms and conditions documented in FLEXnet for ARM Tools License Management Guide .