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“Invalid FLEXlm license file” Exiting., when using ANSYS_ELASTIC_CLS

    • Rasmus Lundsgaard

      I try to install Fluent on a headless cloud server running Ubuntu 22.04. According to I have added our license_server and 6digitPIN both as environment variable and to the ansyslmd.ini file. But ansysli_server exits immediately with:


      2023/10/09 09:00:07    INFO                ANSYSLI_CMD=$HOME/ansys_inc/shared_files/licensing/linx64/ansysli_server -nodaemon
      2023/10/09 09:00:07    INFO                ANSYSLI_INITIALIZATION_FILE='$HOME/ansys_inc/shared_files/licensing/ansyslmd.ini'
      2023/10/09 09:00:07    INFO                ANSYSLI_MONITOR=$HOME/ansys_inc/shared_files/licensing/linx64/ansysli_monitor
      2023/10/09 09:00:07    INFO                ANSYSLI_PRODORD_FILE='$HOME/ansys_inc/shared_files/licensing/prodord/ansysli.prodord.xml'
      2023/10/09 09:00:07    ERROR               Invalid FLEXlm license file $HOME/ansys_inc/shared_files/licensing/license_files. Exiting.

      The only way I can get the ansysli_server up and running is by using the -noflex argument, but then I can still not start up fluent. How do I get the ansysli_server up and running when I only have the ANSYS_ELASTIC_CLS ?


      $:~/ansys_inc/shared_files/licensing$ ./linx64/ansysli_util -version
      ANSYS Licensing Interconnect version 2.1.1 (20200514) for linx64.  Updated at ANSYS Release 2020 R2.
      $:~/ansys_inc/shared_files/licensing$ ./linx64/ansysli_server -version
      Ansys Licensing Interconnect version 2023.2.0 (20230523) for linx64.  Updated at Ansys Release 2023 R2.



    • ANSYS_MMadore
      Ansys Employee

      You do not run the license manager when using Elastic licensing. Elastic is hosted on a cloud based server that customers don't manage. You specify your ID and PIN in your ansyslmd.ini file on your Client machine and it will reach to the elastic server for a license. Are you certain you have Elastic licensing and not some other licensing?


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