Connecting to an external license server
I have Ansys Fluent, and workbench installed on an HPC, and a license server connected elsewhere.
There's another instance of Fluent running on a third machine, that will connect to the license server and validate properly. However, on our HPC we get an error when trying to connect to the same server.
My license file 'ansyslmd.ini' is stored in in /ansys/shared_files/licensing and the contents are:
I found the instructions to connect to the server here: https://forum.ansys.com/discussion/5736/configuring-linux-client-in-command-line-mode-to-remote-license-manager-server
The HPC can resolve the hostname on the licensing server and It responds to ping, so it’s not a firewall issue, or anything preventing connection to the server that we can tell.