October 11, 2018 at 10:12 pmcjhunSubscriber
I'm having a trouble finding a linux-deb version of EnSight.
Any advice should be very much appreciated. Thanks.
October 11, 2018 at 10:33 pmtsiriaksAnsys Employee
You meant you are looking for the debian package for Ensight ?
There is one exist in here https://support.ansys.com/AnsysCustomerPortal/en_us/Downloads/EnSight+Products
However, per our last thread, the licensing issue was resolved when you use the Fluids package instead of the packages from the above link.
The Fluids package or any typical ANSYS installation package only has a generic Linux package (which is compatible with OS level listed here https://www.ansys.com/Solutions/Solutions-by-Role/IT-Professionals/Platform-Support )
You could run into the same licensing issue again if you go back to use the package from the Ensight link above.
October 12, 2018 at 2:15 amcjhunSubscriber
After a long while, the licensing issue got completely resolved. The EnSight license server is running well now.
Now, recently we've been establishing a HPC server for running a series of CFD simulations, and we also want to install EnSight on the HPC server while setting the environment variables to reach the EnSight license server.
I simply want to get a linux package that I can install on the HPC server. Does this answer your question?
October 12, 2018 at 3:40 pmtsiriaksAnsys Employee
What are the outputs of the following commands
lspci -vnn | grep VGA -A 12
glxinfo | grep OpenGL
October 12, 2018 at 4:41 pmcjhunSubscriber
Please see the following:
csj@testserv:~$ cat /etc/*release
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS"
VERSION="16.04.5 LTS (Xenial Xerus)"
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS"
csj@testserv:~$ lspci -vnn | grep VGA -A 12
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller : Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS780 [Radeon HD 3200] [1002:9610] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Dell RS780 [Radeon HD 3200] [1028:02e2]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at d000
Memory at feaf0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Memory at fe900000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
Expansion ROM at
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: radeon
01:05.1 Audio device : Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS780 HDMI Audio [Radeon (HD) 3000 Series] [1002:960f]
csj@testserv:~$ glxinfo |grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: llvmpipe (LLVM 6.0, 128 bits)
OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30
OpenGL context flags: (none)
October 12, 2018 at 5:23 pmtsiriaksAnsys Employee
Thanks for the info.
Since, it's Ubuntu, I would say you might have a better luck using the package from here
Let us know if you run into any licensing issue with this package.
October 12, 2018 at 5:41 pmcjhunSubscriber
From the customer portal download, I see two options, i.e., Debian package and Linux tarball.
I'm thinking of going with Debian package, which one do you recommend?
October 12, 2018 at 6:15 pmDavid YakinianAnsys Employee
Debian package should always be easier to install.
October 12, 2018 at 6:46 pmcjhunSubscriber
I've installed with the Deb package just now. Thanks.
BTW, we used to use slim8.key license file for any Linux client during pre-Ansys-CEI; simply copying the slim8.key license file to any client's license folder worked well as they instructed. Now as there's a change in licensing in post Ansys-CEI, could you guide me how to set the environment variables for the Linux clients?
October 12, 2018 at 7:59 pm
October 12, 2018 at 8:12 pmtsiriaksAnsys Employee
Please post the entire output of
October 12, 2018 at 8:41 pmcjhunSubscriber
For some reason, the output of env doesn't go through the post...
I'll try something else.
October 12, 2018 at 8:42 pmcjhunSubscriber
Please see the attached "env.txt".
October 12, 2018 at 9:02 pmtsiriaksAnsys Employee
Try unsetting (removing) the ANSYSLI_SERVERS=2325@d9ryb8p1
then change this ANSYSLMDLICENSEFILE=1055@d9ryb8p1
to be ANSYSLMD_LICENSE_FILE=1055@d9ryb8p1
October 12, 2018 at 9:24 pmcjhunSubscriber
I'm sorry but it didn't seem to solve the problem...Here I attache the output of env again for your information.
October 12, 2018 at 11:47 pmtsiriaksAnsys Employee
Try this command
telnet d9ryb8p1 1055
telnet d9ryb8p1 2325
Does it say connect or it says it can't connect ?
Now, from this d9ryb8p1 machine, run ANSYS License Management Center > Display FlexNet License Status > then copy and paste the output to this post.
October 14, 2018 at 11:41 pmcjhunSubscriber
With telnet for both 1055 and 2325, I get
csj@testserv:~$ telnet d9ryb8p1 1055
Connected to d9ryb8p1.hersheymed.net.
Escape character is '^]'.
Interestingly however, with telnet d9ryb8p1 2325, I get "Connection closed by foreign host" after a few seconds.
Here's the FlexNet Status after all that.
lmutil - Copyright (c) 1989-2015 Flexera Software LLC. All Rights Reserved.
[Detecting lmgrd processes...]
License server status: 1055@d9ryb8p1
License file(s) on d9ryb8p1: C:Program FilesANSYS IncShared FilesLicensinglicense_filesansyslmd.lic:
d9ryb8p1: license server UP (MASTER) v11.13.1
Vendor daemon status (on d9ryb8p1):
ansyslmd: UP v11.13.1
Feature usage info:
Users of ensight: (Total of 6 licenses issued; Total of 1 license in use)
"ensight" v9999.9999, vendor: ansyslmd, expiry: 09-oct-2019
October 15, 2018 at 1:26 pmJakeCAnsys Employee
Please try running Ensight 10.2 only, and not the HPC shortcut or the 3rd shortcut.
October 15, 2018 at 3:14 pmcjhunSubscriber
As I don't get what you mean by "not the HPC shortcut or the 3rd shortcut", would you elaborate your advice a bit more?
As you can probably see about what we're trying to establish, we are trying to do all jobs on the HPC server via X-terminal. For our case, each client will install x-term such as MobaXterm. I believe each client has to set the environment variables from its own terminal otherwise they've set in the host server already (correct me if I'm wrong) to connect to the the host server.
Anyway, the steps are following fyi.
1. set the environment variables (such as export ANSYS...=1055@... etc)
2. Type ensight102 in the terminal.
October 15, 2018 at 4:22 pmtsiriaksAnsys Employee
Can you consult with network IT to make sure that port 2325 is open between these machines ?
Once it's open, try
telnet d9ryb8p1 2325
again. You should get the same result as 1055.
October 15, 2018 at 8:59 pmcjhunSubscriber
Something interesting happened. With my standalone Linux box setting the environment variables as follows:
It works perfectly even with "Connection closed by foreign host" message with telnet...2325.
Also, since all Windows machines have no trouble with connecting to the host server, 2325 port should be opened (can I say this?).
Lastly, could you explain what the following message means? It's from the Licensing Interconnection log file (see the attached for further detail).
Request name 16025 does not exist in the licensing pool. No valid FLEXlm servers specified.
October 15, 2018 at 9:51 pmtsiriaksAnsys Employee
That's interesting. For typical ANSYS products, if we only set ANSYSLMD_LICENSE_FILE without setting ANSYSLI_SERVERS , it would automatically use the hostname info from ANSYSLMD_LICENSE_FILE with port 2325 (meaning, by default, it's ok to set only ANSYSLMD_LICENSE_FILE , no need to set both) .
"It works perfectly even with "Connection closed by foreign host" message with telnet...2325."
is another interesting thing. I wonder if you get the same message if you try telnet from one of the Windows machines to the license server.
If Windows machines can use ANSYS products (not talking about Ansoft, AnsysEM), it means those machines can connect with server machine via port 2325. If these machines and the Linux box are on the same subnet, you can say that port 2325 is open between Linux box and the license server machine too.
Now for this error message
"Request name 16025 does not exist in the licensing pool. No valid FLEXlm servers specified."
it means you don't have certain license on the license server. In your case, I think it's the license feature called 'ensight_enterprise' , which is required to run Ensight HPC. I don't see this in your license status, so I guess you don't have it. Please ask your ANSYS Account Manager to issue you this license feature as well. Also, make sure that the License Manager on the license server is running v19.2.
October 16, 2018 at 2:21 pmcjhunSubscriber
First of all, thanks for your wonderful support and every single piece of advice that made us reached this far.
I've tried Win telnet by typing:
Microsoft Telnet>o d9ryb8p1 2325
followed by this message:
Connecting to d9ryb8p1...
Press any key to continue...
By pressing a return key, it says: Connection to host lost.
Now, to get the license feature called "ensight_enterprise", do we need a new license file or the Ansys account manager could simply do "add-on" to the existing license file?
October 16, 2018 at 4:33 pmtsiriaksAnsys Employee
You are welcome !
Interesting (again) , I've never seen the line that says 'Press any key to continue...' , when using telnet command. After issuing the command, it's either connect or throwing the error message that it can't connect. I guess we can skip this part for now as it seems Ensight can reach server via port 2325.
For the "ensight_enterprise" license feature, this could be an 'add-on' license. Basically, all ANSYS evaluation/temp licenses are 'add-on' type. You can install one on top of another to add them up.
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