Lito Yap
Ansys Employee


From the screenshot of the Optics Launcher > Licenses page, this was able to verify the type of license on your server, which is "Standard". But somehow the connection/communication is not complete since the Solvers page is showing "Evaluate", which indicates that it could not find any Lumerical license on the server. 


To try and resolve this:

Please ensure that the license file/manager is configured with static ports and that these ports are opened for access on the server. e.g. default TCP ports: 1055, 1056 & 2325. 

Lumerical has the "License.ini" preference file and the environment variable to configure the license server.

  • Delete the "ansyslmd.ini" file from your computer if this is blank/empty.
  • Also, delete all of the "Lumerical preference.ini files" including the "License.ini" file from your user's folder.
  • Reboot the machine
  • Open the Optics Launcher, select  "I have a license from Ansys..." when prompted
  • Reconfigure the license server using either the hostname or IP address of the server.
  • Apply your settings, and Restart the Launcher when prompted. 

See the following Knowledge Base (KB) guides below for details of the process.