View Full Version : Flexnet floating license using hostid

05-22-2015, 11:29 AM

We are users of a product which uses Flexnet licensing.
This product is a set of executables, but particularly a compiler and linker.

We have 6 network/floating licenses to this product.

It appears that each concurrently run instance of these executables uses up a license.
This regardless to the invocations coming from the same or different hostid(s).

In this case I'm assuming that each workstation corresponds to a node with its own hostid.

All this to get to my question:

Does Flexnet licensing support a network/floating scheme which enabled nodes instead of instances of running executables?

Meaning that in our case we could have 6 enabled nodes with unlimited use per node.

If so we could request this type of license from our tools provider.
This would allow us to parallelize our build and make use of all the cpu cores on our workstations.


I believe my issue may be related to Floating-licenes-count-only-one-license-per-host (https://community.flexerasoftware.com/showthread.php?217796-Floating-licenes-count-only-one-license-per-host)