This article shows the process to install the ANSYS License Manager on a supported platform.
- An account with ANSYS/Lumerical to download the installation package.
- ANSYS license manager release 2021 R1 and newer.
- Root or Administrator privilege.
- Graphical interface or GUI access on Linux.
- Ensure that you have the Linux Standard Base (LSB) package, and the following libraries on Linux:
|RHEL/CentOS 7 and 8||SUSE (SLES) 12||SUSE (SLES) 15|
- This is the standard/default installation procedure for the ANSYS license manager which includes the ANSYS license management center web interface.
- Download the ANSYS license manager installation package for your operating system from the Lumerical customer downloads page or the ANSYS Customer Portal downloads page. (login required)
- Extract and install the ANSYS license manager into your license server machine.
- Follow the instructions on the installation wizard and complete the installation.
Silent Installation in Linux
- Run "INSTALL" with -silent -LM option from Terminal in Linux.
- This will install the Ansys license manager without the GUI popup.
- The "installation_directory" is optional. Ommitting this will install the Ansys LM into the default install directory, "/ansys_inc" in Linux.
./INSTALL -silent -LM [installation_directory]
*ANSYS customer portal account is required for access to the ANSYS Help website.
Installing on non-graphical Linux systems
- Ensure that your machine has the LSB package and the required libraries as indicated above.
- Download the ANSYS Enterprise License Manager installation package for Linux systems from the ANSYS Customer Portal downloads page. (login required)
- Copy the installation package into your desired directory.
- Extract the installation files.
Notes: The example shown installs the Ansys License Manager into the default install location: "/ansys_inc". with root access. If you do not have root access, copy and extract the installation package into a directory where you have write access.
sudo cp ENTERPRISELICENSING_[[verpath]]_LINX64.tgz /ansys_inc
sudo tar -xf ENTERPRISELICENSING_[[verpath]]_LINX64.tgz
sudo tar -xf ansyslm_linx64.tgz
- Configure your license file with static ports. This is required if you are sharing the license with other users on your network. Ensure that you add the TCP ports used in the license file to your firewall exceptions or inbound rules for access to the license manager.
- Copy the "license file" received from Ansys Lumerical or downloaded from the ANSYS Licensing Portal, into the ANSYS license manager "../license_files" installation directory as "ansyslmd.lic".
sudo cp /<license_filename> /ansys_inc/shared_files/licensing/license_files/ansyslmd.lic
Starting the Ansys LM
The Ansys license manager does not start automatically on Linux. Either configure your Linux machine to run the Ansys license manager on system startup as shown here. Or start Ansys LM manually after a system restart on a Linux machine.
- This can be done from the Ansys license management center (http://localhost:1084) on the license server.
- Or from the terminal by:
Stopping the Ansys LM
- Stopping the Ansys license manager can be done from the Ansys LMCenter (http://localhost:1084) on the license server.
- Or from the terminal by:
Check license server status and license usage
- The Ansys license manager status and license usage can be checked from the Ansys license management center while logged in to the license server.
- This is can also be done from the terminal on the license server:
/ansys_inc/shared_files/licensing/linx64/ansysli_server -k info /ansys_inc/shared_files/licensing/linx64/lmutil lmstat -a -c 1055