The floating MAC locked license model is recommended for licenses that will be used in the cloud, on HPC clusters and for customers that use the Flexera license manager to manage other software products. It is also the backup model for customers that experience problems with the Trusted Storage option. The license is locked to the computer running the license manager using the computer's MAC address. The license information is stored in a license (certificate) file. The license manager runs on a supported platform, and licenses can be accessed from other computers in the local network.
Ansys License Manager is installed on 1 of the computer on the local network. This can be a dedicated license server or the same machine running Ansys Optics simulation and will also act as the license server.
Activate license and obtain a license file
- Activate your entitlement in the Ansys Licensing Portal (ALP) using the HostID information from the machine running the Ansys license manager.
- See this Knowledge Base for more information on activating your entitlements in the ALP.
Transfer of license
- See this Knowledge Base for details on moving the entitlements to a different server in the Ansys Licensing Portal (ALP).