Overview of Elastic Licensing
Ansys Elastic Licensing is a "pay-per-use" licensing system that enables hourly-based licensing of virtually every Ansys product through a single product offering called Ansys Elastic Unit (AEU). Ansys Elastic Licensing complements other licensing solutions from Ansys by providing you with on-demand access to core portfolio of pre-post, solver, and HPC simulation solutions. You only pay for what you use, allowing you to efficiently meet fluctuating licensing demands throughout the year, while accommodating high usage periods associated with critical new projects. You simply buy a number of AEUs and from this "pool" as you consume them. Each Ansys product consumes a number of these AEUs per hour.
The page provide the guidelines on setting Lumerical to obtain the license from the Ansys elastic license.
- Ansys account with subscription to Ansys elastic licensing.
- Lumerical 2022 R1.1 and newer.
- Cloud License Server ID and PIN from your Ansys Support Coordinator (ASC) who manages your Ansys entitlements in the ANSYS Licensing Portal.
Configuring elastic licensing
This section describe how to configure elastic licensing using the functionality available through the Ansys Lumerical launcher license configuration utility.
- Open the Lumerical Launcher.
- Click on Licenses on the left column.
- Select Ansys from the License Manager Selection option.
- Click on the Elastic tab.
- Enter the Cloud License Server ID (CLS) and PIN.
License configuration without the GUI
Setting the elastic licensing using the Lumerical Launcher (GUI) or the "License.ini" file overrides the settings from the environment variable.
Elastic licensing configuration using the License.ini
Edit the License.ini file with a text editor and append the elastic license server ID and PIN information. See this article for the location of the "License.ini" (license configuration) file on your system.
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Elastic licensing configuration with an environment variable
Add the environment variable, ANSYS_ELASTIC_CLS with the cloud license server ID and PIN.
See this post in the forum on how to add environment variables in Linux.
Disabling elastic licensing
Edit the License.ini file with a text editor and remove the elastic license server ID and PIN information. See this article for the location of the "License.ini" (license configuration) file on your system.
If you are set elastic licensing with the environment variable, ANSYS_ELASTIC_CLS, unset or remove the environment variable.