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Installation & Procedure - Installation

Installation & Procedure - Installation

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INSTALLATION OF SAMCEF V13.1 .............................................................................................................1 Computer Requirements for SAMCEF V13.1.........................................................................................1 Supported platforms..........................................................................................................................1 Versions "i4" and "i8".......................................................................................................................2 Required resources............................................................................................................................2 Limitations .........................................................................................................................................3 Graphic Environment.......................................................................................................................3 Distribution media............................................................................................................................3 Documentation.................................................................................................................................3 Licensing Services...................................................................................................................................4 Installation on UNIX ................................................................................................................................4 Installing with a nodelock license....................................................................................................4 Installing with a floating license.......................................................................................................7 Updating the license file....................................................................................................................8 Configuration of SAMCEF on UNIX......................................................................................................8 SAMCEF Environment.....................................................................................................................8 FLEXlm Licensing...........................................................................................................................9 X-WINDOW Graphic Environment..............................................................................................10 PostScript Printer ............................................................................................................................11 Installation on Windows........................................................................................................................11 Preliminary.....................................................................................................................................11 Installing with a nodelock license...................................................................................................11 Installing with a floating license.....................................................................................................12 Updating the license file..................................................................................................................14 Configuration of SAMCEF on Windows..............................................................................................19 SAMCEF Environment...................................................................................................................19

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1.1 Supported platforms Computer HP PA-RISC (64-bit) HP Itanium2 IBM power 5 (64-bit) Operating system HP-UX 11.0 SOLARIS 8 SOLARIS 10 Windows XP Pro Windows Vista Microsoft .1.2 AIX 5.3 Prerequisite (LINK) f90 compiler 2.3 f90 compiler 2.1 ♦ Computer Requirements ♦ Licensing Services ♦ Installation on UNIX ◊ Installing with a nodelock license ◊ Installing with a floating license ◊ Updating the license file ♦ Configuration of SAMCEF on UNIX ♦ Installation on Windows ◊ Installing with a nodelock license ◊ Installing with a floating license ◊ Updating the license file ♦ Configuration of SAMCEF on Windows Computer Requirements for SAMCEF V13.1.NET Visual C++ .0.0 (2) (3) (2) (2) Intel Itanium2 SUN UltraSparc IV (64-bit) x86_32 (Pentium) Linux Red Hat Advanced Server 3.025 Studio 11 Fortran Compiler Visual C++ .1 1 .2 Fortran Runtime xlfrte 12. ASEF and BACON (only a set of BACON commands is parallelized) are INSTALLATION OF SAMCEF V13.0.1. but the FLEXlm server itself must be started on another type of system.1.3 AIX 5.0.22 AIX 5.1 AIX 5.8.0 SP1 and 2005 Microsoft Visual C++ & Intel Fortran 9.3 Prerequisite (EXEC) Fortran Runtime Fortran Runtime Fortran Runtime xlfrte 8.1.5 f90 compiler 8.5.1.00 HP-UX 11.NET (4) framework 2.NET 2005 & Intel Fortran 9.0 SP1 Intel Fortran 8.0.1.028 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64) (1) FLEXlm is available on this system. (2) Parallel modules MECANO.1 x86_64 (amd64 & em64t) Windows XP x64 Windows Vista x64 (2) (3) Microsoft .0 (1) (2) Note IBM power 6 (64-bit) f90 compiler 12.028 Intel Fortran 10.INSTALLATION OF SAMCEF V13.NET framework 2.011 x86_64 (amd64 & em64t) Linux Red Hat AS 4 update 4 & SuSE 9.0 ESSL 4.

This package installs runtime components required to run 64-bit application developed with Visual C++ on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2005 installed. MUMPS sequential and parallel solver is used in module MECANO and ASEF.fac. Since the required memory is larger with the "i8" version than with the "i4" version. two versions of SAMCEF are proposed to be installed: the "i4" version and the "i8" version." Be sure that you download from Microsoft the Service Pack 1. present or older. (4) Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64) must be installed before running the software.Installation & Procedure . Click OK to terminate the application. Other requirements that are platform dependent are detailed here. This feature requires specific licenses. .0. . the "i8" version becomes attractive.F48 in module POSTFAC allows to convert a "i4" . The compiler version corresponds generally to the operating system version. For larger models. It is possible to customize SAMCEF by integrating user's routines. These versions differs by the maximum integer size. can be read with a "i8" version. Versions "i4" and "i8" On platforms IBM Aix (power 6) and x86_64 Linux. Platform HP PA-RISC HP-UX HP Itanium2 HP-UX IBM Aix Itanium2 Linux SUN Solaris x86_32 Windows x86_64 Linux x86_64 Windows Exec directory 240 440 300 500 320 200 300 250 Object libraries 120 180 70 130 90 200 100 270 Documentation 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 Supported platforms 2 . except for some files with the following extensions: . which version number is 8. The "i4" version uses 32-bit integers and it is limited to 8 GB (gigabyte) of memory. The "i4" version is adapted to Finite Element models up to a few millions degrees of freedom. element and material are provided in the documentation. If it is not installed.sam.Installation available on this system.sdb. Creating a user module requires a Fortran compiler is installed. All the SAMCEF versions older than 13. Templates for user's function. Required resources a) To install SAMCEF Table below gives disk storage capacity (in MBytes) that is required to install different components of SAMCEF. (3) A version "i8" is available on this platform.adb. the following message may appear in an error window: "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0150002).762. . The superelements created with a standard version. The "i8" version uses 64-bit integers and it is practically limited to 16 TB (terabyte). the "i4" and "i8" versions are not binary compatible.des and . except for IBM. The command .0-05 were " i4" versions.50727. it is recommended to install the "i8" version on systems with 16 GB or more. Due to their different types of integers.u18 file to a "i8" one. The above table gives separately the prerequisite licenses to run SAMCEF and to link user modules.

3 on UNIX. The corresponding upper bound for the environment variable SAM_ZONE is given in double precision words (8-byte words) in the table below. Platform x86_32 (Windows) Other ("i4" versions) Other ("i8" versions) SAM_ZONE 180 000 000 to 210 000 000 (depends on the service packs) 800 000 000 > 1 000 000 000 (depends on the available physical memory) Graphic Environment • X-Window is the standard graphic interface on all UNIX workstations. there is a theoretical limit for the maximum memory allocated during an execution. Platform x86_32 (Windows) RAM (min) 512 MB RAM (recommended) 2 GB 8 GB or more 16 GB or more DISK (min) 20 GB 20 GB 20 GB DISK (recommended) 100 GB 100 GB 100 GB Other ("i4" versions) 2 GB Other ("i8" versions) 8 GB Limitations In SAMCEF. Recommended swap is about 3 times the RAM. Just double-click on application afsearch. Distribution right does not pass to users other than SAMTECH. It is located on the CD in the folder \Dochtml\afsearch. This limit is theoretical in the sense that it can be approached only if the system resources allow it. A search engine is available on Windows.Installation & Procedure . • To use the Menu Driven Interfaces. There are: • 1 DVD for Linux and Unix systems.exe and choose Required resources 3 .2. Documentation On-line documentation is in HTML format and requires a HTML browser to be read (Internet Explorer 6+ or Mozilla Firefox or Netscape 6+). but user may customize it in order to search in multiple HTML documentations. It may not be sold as a standalone application. The given values are only indicative and should be adapted to analyses and models. The search engine is delivered with a predefined index. Distribution media DVD-ROM is the distribution media on all systems. • A 3-button mouse is required. The product AFSearch is freely distributed by SAMTECH within its own products. minimal requested release of Motif is 1. SAMCEF applications need release 5 of X11 driver. Table below gives minimal and recommended requirements.Installation b) To run SAMCEF Disk Storage Capacity and Random Access Memory that are required to run SAMCEF depend on the type of analyses and on the size of models. • 1 DVD for Windows systems (x86_32 and x86_64).

CLE and it is located into the installation directory. To run SAMCEF in accordance with your license agreement. There are two types of licenses: nodelock license authorizes uncounted accesses to SAMCEF on a limited number of CPU's. DYNAM. Access rights may vary from one SAMCEF module to an other. The host name is the name of the computer on which the license server will be installed.com. The host identifier is a string identifying uniquely this computer. Before installing a FLEXlm server for SAMTECH products. To get the host identifier refer to the installation procedure below. mail to keyfile@samcef. Nodelock license requires only that a valid license file is written in the SAMCEF installation directory. If the directory /cdrom does not exist. A floating license file is recognizable by the server lines it contains.Installation & Procedure . Documentation 4 . SAMCEF licensing is powered by FLEXlm license manager on all platforms. This FLEXlm server is proper to SAMTECH products and it is unique to all the products of SAMTECH. The installation procedure on the distribution DVD makes it possible to install FLEXlm licensing service. make sure that such a server is not already running. FLEXlm is marketed by Acresso under the name FLEXnet Publisher.LIC.SERVER pcsamcef 00131a4b9fd4 VENDOR SAMTECH /usr/local/flexlm USE_SERVER The keyword SERVER is followed by a host name and by a host identifier. Example: # Server lines # -----------. Step 1: Initialize the mount process Choose a system with CD drive and log on as a superuser (username root). These files are text files and must be transferred from one computer to another with an ASCII file transfer protocol (ftp). create it (not necessary on SUN): mkdir /cdrom Make sure you have you must have write access to the target installation directory.Installation Quick Start topic in the Help menu. This file is named SAMCEF. the installation directory is supposed to be /home/Samv131. STABI and REPDYN with a limited number of nodes (300) and for a limited duration. Floating license requires that a FLEXlm server is installed on any node of the network. you need to install a regular license file. To obtain information on license file. you will be required to install the licensing service too. From now. Regular license files are provided directly by SAMTECH Liège (Belgium). named SAMTECH. floating license authorizes limited number of simultaneous accesses to SAMCEF on any CPU of a UNIX/WINDOWS network. Installation on UNIX Installing with a nodelock license During the installation of the product. The host identifier is to be communicated to SAMTECH in order to receive a valid license file. Licensing Services SAMCEF DVD's contain a start-up license file which authorizes the run of modules ASEF.

Then proceed to the mount operation. If necessary.txt /mnt/cdrom/readme.csh and reply to the successive prompts of the procedure.Installation Step 2: Mount the CD drive Insert the SAMCEF UNIX CD-ROM into the drive. depending on the operating system. Start with the installation of SAMCEF. you will have to copy a license file provided by SAMTECH into the installation directory (see Step 8 below).txt Step 3: Change the working directory to the cdrom file system on SUN: cd /cdrom/cdrom0 on Linux: cd /mnt/cdrom on other: cd /cdrom Step 4: Start the installation of SAMCEF Type the following command: .Installation & Procedure . you have to select : Nodelock Flexlm uncounted license. Device names are given as examples. Step 5: Dismount the CD drive After installation. adapt the syntax to your system Operating System HP-UX IBM AIX Linux Mount command mount -rF cdfs -o cdcase /dev/dsk/c1t2d0 /cdrom mount -prv cdrfs /dev/cd0 /cdrom Automatic mounting SUN SOLARIS Automatic mounting Present installation instructions can be found in the file readme. This operation is host dependent. The table below gives typical mount commands. This file is located in different directories.txt Other Unix systems /cdrom/readme. After the prompt 'What type of license do you use ?'. The procedure allows the installation of SAMCEF and of a FLEXlm server. you have to select : Flexlm SAMTECH. Operating System Dismount command 5 Installing with a nodelock license . After completing the installation of SAMCEF.txt on the CD-ROM. Operating System SUN SOLARIS Linux Installation instructions /cdrom/cdrom0/readme.LIC After the prompt 'What type of Flexlm license do you have ?'. the CD drive can be dismounted using the appropriate command./v131_inst.

dismount operation requires to be 'root' user.g. To start execution.login files. Step 8: Install the nodelock license At this stage you are able to run of modules ASEF. Installing with a nodelock license 6 .ini files. Step 6: Define the SAMCEF Environment Variables The installation procedure generates automatically a file named samrc.Installation & Procedure . because it would hinder the user from managing his environment through the procedure. DYNAM. See the pages about SAMCEF variables for more information.Installation SGI IRIX SUN SOLARIS Linux Other Unix systems Remarks: eject /CDROM eject cdrom0 eject /mnt/cdrom umount /cdrom • On Linux. • The target architecture is automatically detected.cshrc file. • If you want to share the SAMCEF installation on multiple platform with the same architecture you can mount by NFS the installation directory or duplicate this directory on the other platform. and overwrite the defaults . This file contains the description of 3 useful environment variables defining ♦ the default language ♦ the default print queue ♦ the location of the documentation These variables are default variables for the site. For example: /home/Samv131/samcef (Access to SAMCEF gives full information on the subject) Site and user defaults are located in the site and user samrc. Some other variables can possibly be added to this file by the site administrator in order to tune SAMCEF's default behavior.cshrc or . STABI and REPDYN with a limited number of nodes (300) and for a limited duration. users of earlier versions should remove their SAMCEF environment definition from their . Step 7: Adapt the user environment The SAMCEF software is designed to be able to run without any environment variable definition in the .ini located in the installation directory (/home/Samv131). for tuning a particular session. simply type the name of the SAMCEF procedure.cshrc file. Thus. It is the reason why it is not advised to keep environment definition in the . Environment variables are however still accepted. e.

LIC After the prompt 'What type of Flexlm license do you have ?'. Inc. you have to select : Flexlm SAMTECH. either you do not have a valid license file SAMTECH.. or you have a valid license file SAMTECH. The FLEXLm host ID of this machine is … . answer 'n'.com the hostid of your Unix system. you have to select : Floating Flexlm license using tokens. simply copy it to the installation directory. contact your SAMCEF distributor. After the prompt 'What is the hostname of your license server ?'. ♦ Send to SAMTECH the information displayed at procedure stop (host name.csh ♦ Choose the topic 'Install Flexlm v10.1. Start with the installation of SAMCEF...LIC ♦ Log on the host where FLEXlm server will be installed ♦ Mount SAMCEF CD ♦ Run the installation procedure . host id.csh and reply to the successive prompts of the procedure./v131_inst. Installing with a floating license Steps 1 to 3: same as above Step 4: Start the installation of SAMCEF Type the following command: . The procedure allows the installation of SAMCEF and of a FLEXlm server. If you do not have your license file.. When you have received from SAMTECH your license file SAMTECH./v131_inst.8.. For example : /home/Samv131/samcef hostid It will return the information : lmhostid – Copyright © 1989-2001 Globetrotter Software..LIC for version 13. To obtain easily this information you can launch Samcef with the hostid command. Make sure that SAMCEF users have a read-access to this file.5 licensing system' ♦ To the question 'Do you have a Flexlm license file'.Installation In order to obtain the regular license according to your license agreement it is necessary to send to keyfile@samcef.Installation & Procedure . Steps 5 to 7: same as above Step 8: Install the FLEXlm server provided by SAMTECH .) . you have to enter the hostname of the computer on which the FLEXlm server provided by SAMTECH is running or will run (if not yet installed).. After the prompt 'What type of license do you use ?'.LIC ♦ Log on the host where FLEXlm server will be installed ♦ Make sure you have copied the license file to your disk Installing with a floating license 7 .

ini in the home directory)./v131_inst. ♦ At procedure prompt.Installation ♦ Mount SAMCEF CD ♦ Run the installation procedure .5 licensing system' ♦ To the question 'Do you have a Flexlm license file'. b) Floating license If you have received from SAMTECH your new license file SAMTECH. replacing the existing file. give a pathname where to install FLEXlm files. If you do not have your license file. simply copy it to the SAMCEF installation directory.1. The latter is built by the procedure sequentially ♦ by examining the site defaults definition (site configuration file samrc.8. answer 'y'. Configuration of SAMCEF on UNIX SAMCEF Environment SAMCEF modules must be run in a suited SAMCEF environment. The initial license file that you have copied to your disk can be deleted to avoid future confusion. This file is text file and must be transferred from one computer to another with an ASCII file transfer protocol (ftp).LIC for version 13. contact your SAMCEF distributor.1. Updating the license file a) Nodelock license If you have received from SAMTECH your new license file SAMTECH. Check in this file that FLEXlm server has correctly started After installation. ♦ by examining the environment (this way is provided for compatibility and should be avoided). The main SAMCEF variables are the following: Updating the license file 8 . replacing the existing file. give the name of the directory where you have copied the license file ♦ At procedure prompt.LIC for version 13. If you do not have your license file. This file is text file and must be transferred from one computer to another with an ASCII file transfer protocol (ftp).ini in the installation directory). Make sure the FLEXlm server is running.log is created in the installation directory of FLEXlm.csh ♦ Choose the topic 'Install Flexlm v10. simply copy it to the FLEXlm installation subdirectory license. contact your SAMCEF distributor. ♦ by taking into account user's requirements inside the procedure. Use the flexlm_reread utility to reread the license file. Make sure that SAMCEF users have a read-access to this file. ♦ by examining the user defaults definition (user configuration file samrc. ♦ A log file SAMTECH.Installation & Procedure . the license file used by FLEXlm is found in the subdirectory license of the FLEXlm installation directory.

If both are found. hostname being the name of the host where the FLEXlm server is installed. the name of the installation directory of SAMCEF is written in the environment variable SAM_EXE.For a nodelock license. the environment variable takes priority over the license file found in the installation directory of SAMCEF. . Utilities Several FLEXlm utilities are copied to the FLEXlm installation directory for SAMTECH products. The command "samcef lis" lets you check the values assigned to each of these variables. they use SAMTECH licensing (with SAMCEF. SAM_LANG SAM_ZONE Language used (vfr for French.Installation VARIABLE SAM_EXE MEANING This variable is always automatically defined as the location of the procedure. For floating license. It can not be SAM_SAMPROC modified by the user. or if the file SAMTECH. Otherwise.proc. the message is: 9 SAMCEF Environment . to modify file allocations.LIC exists in the installation directory of SAMCEF. Name samcef license Category user Description Returns information about current server activity and available tokens. SAMTECH_LICENSE_FILE must be set to "@hostname".Installation & Procedure . Available memory workspace (in 8-bytes words). It describes the directory containing the SAMCEF modules. Note: in the procedure samcef. then SAMCEF modules use FLEXlm licensing.CLE). The required workspace depends upon the size of the problems to be processed. The table below describes those utilities. When 3 servers are used. This setting is automatically done by the procedure samcef which executes the file site located in the installation directory of SAMCEF. colons (:) must be replaced by semicolons (. It can not be modified by the user. This variable is always automatically defined as $SAM_EXE/samcef. It describes allocation file. For advanced users. Some are useful for the user and have been embedded in the procedure samcef.LIC must be copied to the installation directory of SAMCEF (in /home/Samv131 for example). van for English). Be aware that on Windows.). the syntax is "@hostname1:@hostname2:@hostname3". For nodelock license. use rather SAM_USERPROC. The license file itself is in the FLEXlm subdirectory license. Most of them are administration tools. FLEXlm Licensing How it works If the environment variable SAMTECH_LICENSE_FILE is defined. the license file SAMTECH.

samcef host flexlm_start flexlm_stop user administrator Manually starts the server administrator Stops the server flexlm_reread administrator Rereads the license file In addition. a log file is created in the FLEXlm directory. Returns the operating system of your computer and the SAMCEF distribution installed on it. only one module per line. as expected by FLEXlm. the message is: 'Error Impossible to list license'. it is possible to define groups of users and to allocate to these groups a given number of tokens.0 • Under K-shell FLEXlm Licensing 10 . create a file named SAMTECH. in the range of available tokens.opt in the subdirectory license. Useful for checking host id for a nodelock license. X-WINDOW Graphic Environment As for any other X-Window tool. samcef hostid user Returns the host id of your computer.Installation 'No SERVER lines in license file' . Users' Groups With FLEXlm. It is then possible to attribute a given number of tokens for a given module. module names must spell as in the license file. refer to the X-Window User Manuals supplied with your workstation.If the installation does not use FLEXlm licensing. Here is the general command to be executed before running SAMCEF if the host name is alpha. To define this variable.Installation & Procedure . This file collects activity of the FLEXlm server. the BACON or POSTFAC graphics window will be directed towards the screen defined via the DISPLAY environment variable. with the following contents: GROUP group_name list_of_users (other GROUP definitions) RESERVE number_of_tokens module_name GROUP group_name (other RESERVE statements) Users' names must be separated by one blank. Accesses are granted by modules. • Under C-shell setenv DISPLAY alpha:0. To do so. Analyzing events in this file allows you to monitor your licensing.

For further details about security and X-Window environment. you will be required to install the licensing service too. The access to the PostScript driver is optional and requires an authorization code (see your license). By default.export DISPLAY Depending on the system configuration. the following message may appear when using graphics window with BACON: Can't open display This possibly comes from protection features provided by the server access control program xhost. PostScript Printer The command PLOT of BACON module allows to interactively print PostScript files. It is highly recommended to read the licensing chapter before starting installation. System V): lp -s -w -c -dprinterdevice filename The name of the printer (printerdevice) is defined by the environment variable SAM_PLOTQUEUENAME On BSD Unix systems. During the installation of the product. define the SAM_SPOOLER variable to BSD in your samrc. Installing with a nodelock license a) Installing the software X-WINDOW Graphic Environment 11 . the print command is the following (Unix. the print command must be modified.Installation & Procedure .ini file by adding this line: sam*spooler: BSD Installation on Windows Preliminary For installing SAMCEF on Windows.Installation DISPLAY=alpha:0. refer to the section entitled DRIVER X-WINDOW. BACON starts a specific procedure named plotprint. To print a PostScript file. many points require administrator privileges. The file plotprint is located in the directory SAM_EXE. Specific Features. A possible alternative is the following: % lpr -Pprinterdevice filename If your printer spooler uses the BSD system.0.

DYNAM. Insert the CD into your CD drive 2. Take a moment to read the Readme file ([NEXT] to continue) 6. Wait until all components are copied to your disk 9.Nodelock install : to install a nodelock license file on your PC 3. Click on [NEXT] in Install Shield (Welcome Screen) 4. a new program group is created. Read the license agreement ([YES] to continue) 5. [NEXT] to continue). Select the components to be installed and choose the Destination Folder ([BROWSE] to change. you need a valid license file ([NEXT] to continue) 2. Select your CD device in the file manager. When files are copied. Choose the SAM_WORK path ([BROWSE] to change. Next steps are specific to this installation and require administrator privileges. This path specifies the folder where SAMCEF saves its files when running 8. copy it to your disk and run again the FLEXlm Setup on CD to complete the installation. 1. This file contains the name and identification of your PC. Select your CD device in the file manager. License is installed The Setup program defines the environment variable path to the license file. This file is then copied to the folder \Program files\Samtech\Flexlm and the installation of FLEXlm can go along.com). This file must be sent to SAMTECH by e-mail (keyfile@samcef.LIC is located.LIC. Insert the CD into your CD drive 2.Installation & Procedure . To install a nodelock license. Enter the place where the license file SAMTECH. Take a moment to read the Readme file ([NEXT] to continue) Installing with a nodelock license 12 . 1. Click on [NEXT] in InstallShield (Welcome Screen) 4. STABI and REPDYN with a limited number of nodes (300) and for a limited duration. Select the appropriate type of installation . [NEXT] to continue) 7.TXT into the FLEXlm folder. and run the Setup program 3. Read the license agreement ([YES] to continue) 5. b) Installing the license Run the FLEXlm Setup program in order to create a file named MAILME. When you receive back the license file SAMTECH. 1. They must be carried out with the administrator privileges. Quit the FLEXlm Setup program by selecting the toggle 'Flexlm will be installed later'.Installation These steps must be carried out with the administrator privileges. 4. and run the Setup program 3. SAMCEF is installed. You enter in FLEXlm Setup program and the installation of FLEXlm starts. At this stage you are able to run of modules ASEF. SAMTECH_LICENSE_FILE as the Installing with a floating license a) Installing the software These steps are identical to those of the preceding paragraph.

This path specifies the folder where SAMCEF saves its files when running 8. Quit the FLEXlm Setup program by selecting the toggle 'Flexlm will be installed later'. Next steps are specific to this installation. If you use a remote server. Next steps are specific to this installation and require administrator privileges 1. Select the appropriate type of installation .. The name of the license file is SAMTECH. Select the appropriate type of installation . Installing with a floating license 13 . you are prompted to give the location of the license file on your PC. 1. 4. 5. This file must be sent to SAMTECH by e-mail (keyfile@samcef. give the name of the remote host. you need a valid license file ([NEXT] to continue) 2. semicolons (. Wait until all components are copied to your disk 9. In both cases.LIC . the Setup program defines the environment variable SAMTECH_LICENSE_FILE as @hostname. select the option 'Flexlm' in the SAMCEF Setup program. To install a license server on your PC. At this stage you are able to run of modules ASEF.@hostname2. STABI and REPDYN with a limited number of nodes (300) and for a limited duration. . When you receive back the license file SAMTECH. b) Installing the license It is possible to install a FLEXlm server locally on your PC. or to use an existing remote FLEXlm server.Client install : to connect to an existent license server for SAMTECH products 2. This file is then copied to the folder \Program files\Samtech\Flexlm and the installation of FLEXlm can go along. Select the components to be installed and choose the Destination Folder ([BROWSE] to change.) must be replaced by colons (:).LIC is located. hostname being the name of the host where the FLEXlm server for SAMTECH products is expected to run.@hostname3". Choose the SAM_WORK path ([BROWSE] to change. Enter the name of the host where the FLEXlm license server is already running 3.Server install : to install a license server on your PC 3.TXT into the FLEXlm folder.com). the server is automatically configured as a service and started. This file contains the name and identification of your PC.. Otherwise..Installation & Procedure . DYNAM. copy it to your disk and run again the FLEXlm Setup on CD to complete the installation : You enter in FLEXlm Setup program and the installation of FLEXlm starts.. or connect to an existing FLEXlm server Run the FLEXlm Setup program. License is installed . [NEXT] to continue) 7.Installation 6. [NEXT] to continue).LIC. either Install a FLEXlm server locally on your PC Run the FLEXlm Setup program in order to create a file named MAILME. SAMCEF is installed. Enter the place where the license file SAMTECH. License is installed In either case. When 3 redundant servers are used. Once installed. the syntax is "@hostname1. Be aware that on Unix.

you cannot start the lmgrd process. b) Update using FLEXlm utilities Several FLEXlm utilities are copied to the FLEXlm installation directory for SAMTECH products. you can start. In the first tab. If manual operation is required. which allows starting lmgrd processes. you need to select a license file. but you can do everything else. including hostids. get server status. LMTOOLS v7+ has two modes in which to configure a license server: Configuration Using License File Operations are performed on a particular license file. Configuration Using Services (default) Operations are performed on a Windows Service. proceed as follows. stop and configure FLEXlm license servers. If you are connected to a remote FLEXlm server. as in the following example: Updating the license file 14 .Installation & Procedure . you need to select a service. This service is configured automatically during the installation. For the 32-bit Windows platforms. proceed as follows: ♦ Log on as administrator and copy the file to your PC ♦ Choose 'Control Panel' in the 'Start > Settings' menu and double-click on 'Add/Remove Programs' ♦ Choose 'Samtech Flexlm' in the scroll list and click on 'Change' ♦ Select the 'Modify' option and click on 'Next>' ♦ Select the 'Server' or 'Nodelock license' install and click on 'Next>' ♦ Choose to replace the existing file ♦ Enter the location of the file and click on 'OK' ♦ Click on 'Finish' to end the procedure. and more.LIC file for Windows. You can run this program from the Start menu (Start >> Samtech >> Flexlm). In this mode. the license update must be done on the remote host. get system information. program LMTOOLS program is provided. In the first tab.Installation Updating the license file a) Update using "Add/Remove Programs" When receiving a new SAMTECH. With LMTOOLS.

Installation & Procedure .Installation Then use the "Configure Services" tab to define a license service: Updating the license file 15 .

use the "Start/Stop/Reread" tab: c) Troubleshooting After installing a new SAMTECH. contact Samtech sales services. it becomes active only after it has been reread. check that the environment variable SAMTECH_LICENSE_FILE gives the name of the host where the FLEXlm license file is installed.Installation & Procedure . A higher version number gives access to all the previous lower versions. Updating the license file 16 . the service is given a unique name. The debug log file collects activity of the FLEXlm server.LIC contains a corresponding FEATURE or INCREMENT line. If the license file is correct. This operation is automatically performed when following the update procedure as described above. It is also recommended to indicate that the service should be started with system boot. LMTOOLS allows you to read this file and then to monitor your licensing.LIC license file. there is no more license for a given SAMTECH application. Once the license file SAMTECH. locations for lmgrd and the debug log file are specified. with the correct version number and expiration date. a license file is selected (similar to Configuration using License File).Installation When configuring a service.LIC is modified in folder \Program Files\Samtech\Flexlm. Check that the new SAMTECH. but in addition. To do it manually. If you have questions about the content of the license file. Make sure that the newly installed license file is active by checking which license file is used (see below).

but recommended when using a Unix FLEXlm server with a Windows application .LIC file. the port number is usually 27009. FLEXlm LMTOOLS is found in SAMTECH Program Group. choose 'All Programs'. on the host where the server is installed. in that case.Installation If the given SAMTECH application was protected with a SAMCEF. It can be read manually with LMTOOLS. To become active. 5. With the 'Exceptions' tab of the Windows Firewall applet still active. Updating the license file 17 . How to authorise FLEXlm in the Windows XP Firewall ? Connection to the FLEXlm license server can be refused when Windows Firewall is present on the server. recommended).exe to the list of Programs and Services. It is also find in the folder \Program Files\samtech\flexlm. Select the 'General' tab and make sure 'On (recommended)' is selected and the check box 'Don't allow exceptions' is off. Select the 'Exceptions' tab and choose 'Add Program'. Choose 'Browse' and navigate to \Program Files\samtech\flexlm. and then click on 'OK' to add lmgrd. 4. 7. Choose 'Browse' and navigate to \Program Files\samtech\flexlm. The name has the form [port number]@hostname. for instance. choose 'Open'. the name of the license file in use is given by the environment variable SAMTECH_LICENSE_FILE . In the Windows Start Menu. For a client-server license. It is not allowed to have one part of the product licenses in a SAMCEF. Which license file is in use ? For a nodelock license. 3.Installation & Procedure . Select lmgrd. Stop FLEXlm: ◊ In the Windows Start Menu. 2. again choose 'Add Program' 9. 6. choose 'Control Panel' and then 'Security Center'. Which FLEXlm server is in use ? The name of the FLEXlm server is given by the environment variable SAMTECH_LICENSE_FILE .CLE file and the other part in a SAMTECH. the license file must be read by the server. Port number is optional.exe. ◊ In the 'Start/Stop/Reread' tab. click Stop Server. 8. it is necessary to transfer the contents of this file in the FLEXlm license file. System administrators should proceed as follows to enable floating licenses with Windows Firewall: 1. then 'Flexlm' and start the program FLEXlm Tools. Click on the Windows Firewall applet. The license file is to be found in the folder \Program Files\samtech\flexlm. so the complete server name would be.CLE license file. the name of the server is given by the same environment variable SAMTECH_LICENSE_FILE . clicking 'Reread License File' in the 'Start/Stop/Reread' tab. 27009@theunixmachine. The file is automatically read at Windows start when FLEXlm server is installed as a service (by default. then 'Samtech'.

the FLEXlm server host is "newton". the computer he uses is "alpha. port and handle 4. vendor: SAMTECH floating license peter alpha. In the layout tab.buytsoft. it is normally freed after 45 minutes. Locate the license to remove in the output list and note the corresponding feature. Start FLEXlm: ◊ In the Windows Start Menu. choose 'Open'. the user is "peter". then 'Samtech'. click Start Server. Updating the license file 18 .exe to the list of Programs and Services.0) (newton/27009 806). ◊ In the 'Start/Stop/Reread' tab. click (right button) on the window title bar and select Properties.com". 11. host. Perform a license status (make sure the screen buffer height is enough) > lmutil lmstat -a Note: to adjust the screen buffer height. Clients should now be able to check out a license. his display is "/dev/tty". A height of 300 lines is generally large enough.01. Remove the license > lmutil lmremove -h feature host port handle Example: To remove the following license (as output by lmstat) : "MECANO_STRUCTURE" v13.exe. 3. and then choose 'OK' to add samtech. Choose 'OK' to close Windows Firewall. How to free a license after the client application dies ? If the application dies for any reason and a license remains locked. Select samtech. then 'Flexlm' and start the program FLEXlm Tools. start Thu 2/19 14:17 You must type the following command : > lmutil lmremove -h mecano_structure newton 27009 806 In this example. you may change the screen buffer size. 12. the corresponding port is "27009" and the feature handle is "806". Open a Command Prompt Window and go to the FLEXlm directory: > C: > cd \Program Files\samtech\flexlm 2.Installation & Procedure . To free a locked license you may also follow the procedure below : 1.Installation 10.com /dev/tty (v9.buytsoft. choose 'All Programs'.

All rights reserved. For advanced users. Path to the folder where SAMCEF runs. It corresponds with the 'Start in' field of the shortcut. Language used (vfr for French.ini in C:\SAMCEFV13.proc.ini in \Document and settings\user). please e-mail to the Webmaster Configuration of SAMCEF on Windows 19 . The required workspace depends upon the size of the problems to be processed. • by examining the user defaults definition (configuration file samrc. This variable is always automatically defined as $SAM_EXE/samcef.Installation Configuration of SAMCEF on Windows SAMCEF Environment SAMCEF modules must be run in a suited SAMCEF environment.1-xy\Exec). use rather SAM_USERPROC. Copyright © 2009 SAMTECH. It can not be modified by the user. It describes the directory containing the SAMCEF modules.Installation & Procedure . Available memory workspace (in 8-bytes words). van for English). • by taking into account user's requirements inside the procedure. Last update: 28-Jul-2009 If you have any suggestions or comments. It can not be modified by the user. to modify file allocations. SAM_SAMPROC SAM_LANG SAM_ZONE SAM_WORK SAM_USETMPDIR Force the BACON module works in the folder defined by SAM_WORK. The main SAMCEF variables are the following: VARIABLE SAM_EXE MEANING This variable is always automatically defined as the location of the procedure. The latter is built by the procedure sequentially • by examining the site defaults definition (configuration file samrc. It describes allocation file.