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ANSYS Electromagnetics Suite 15.

0 Windows Installation Guide

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November 2013 ANSYS Electromagnetics Suite 15.0

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Table of Contents

1.

Getting Started
Installation Prerequisites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Additional Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5

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Installing ANSYS Electromagnetics Suite Software


Obtaining a License File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Installing the Hardware Key (uncounted evaluation licenses) . . . . . . 2-2 Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Integrating ANSYS Electromagnetics Products with ANSYS Workbench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7

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Remote Simulation
When do you need RSM? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 Installing RSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Registering ANSYS Electromagnetics Product Engines for use with RSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 High Performance Computing (HPC) Integration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 Network Installations on Windows for Non-graphical batch solves without product-links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6

4. 5.

Install Libraries Options


Procedure for Installing Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1

Installing the License Server


Obtaining a License File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
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FLEXlm for Ansoft Installation Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Installing FLEXlm for Ansoft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Managing License Files After Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9

6.

Updating Software and Licenses


Using Maintenance Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Updating a Software License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4 Updating or Removing the FLEXlm for Ansoft License Server . . . . . 6-6 Using WebUpdate to Install the Latest Patch Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8

7. A. B.

Message Passing Interface (MPI) Installation Silent Installation


Running the Silent Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-2

License hostid 1
Network Interface Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2 Hardware Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3 Machine hostid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4

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Getting Started

Installation Prerequisites
Before installing ANSYS Electromagnetics Suite software, you need the following: The ANSYS Electromagnetics product CD or product download (see Additional Resources on page 1-5 for download information). A license file based on the ansoftd vendor daemon. The FLEXlm for Ansoft software for counted evaluation and purchased licenses. (you may also download FLEXlm for Ansoft--see Additional Resources on page 1-5) A computer with TCP/IP installed, for counted evaluation and purchased licenses.

A computer that meets the minimum or recommended system requirements, which depends on the specific ANSYS Electromagnetics products you plan to run (see product release notes for specifications).

ANSYS Electromagnetics Suite Software


The ANSYS Electromagnetics product or equivalent download contains:

The ANSYS Electromagnetics Suite software and project examples. Third-party software, when necessary, for viewing online documentation (for example, HTML Help or Adobe Acrobat Reader). Documentation files. Hardware key drivers. (You can choose to install them when you install FLEXlm for ANSYS Electromagnetics software product.)

The FLEXlm for Ansoft download contains:


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The FLEXlm for Ansoft license server software. The ANSYS Electromagnetics License Utility. Hardware key drivers. (You can choose to install them when you install FLEXlm for Ansoft or any ANSYS Electromagnetics software product software product.)

License File
Most ANSYS Electromagnetics products require a license, which is sent as an e-mail attachment. After you receive a license file, save it to a temporary location. The license file requires a license hostid, which is a hardware device used to validate the license. A list of supported hostids, and a general explanation of hostids, is available in Appendix B, License hostid. ANSYS Electromagnetics licenses are either counted or uncounted. If you are installing software that was purchased, your license is counted. If you are installing evaluation software, your license may be either counted or uncounted. If the license is counted, the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server must be installed. To determine if a particular license is counted or uncounted: 1. 2. Open the license file in any text editor (for example, Notepad). (The license file is a list of text blocks.) If the word Uncounted appears in the first line of each text block, then the license type is uncounted. Otherwise, the license type is counted, and a FLEXlm for Ansoft license server must be installed.

If you do not have a license file for the ANSYS Electromagnetics software you are about to install, please contact your ANSYS sales representative.

License Server
Once you have purchased the software, you must designate a machine on your network to act as a license server. The FLEXlm for Ansoft license server must be installed in one of the following two locations:

On the computer where the software will be installed. On another machine accessible over the network. Note You can install the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server before or after you install the ANSYS Electromagnetics software.

See Chapter 5, Installing the License Server, for FLEXlm for Ansoft installation instructions and additional licensing information.

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TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is required for any ANSYS Electromagnetics software that uses the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server even for a single computer in stand-alone mode.

TCP/IP must be installed on the machine that is running FLEXlm for Ansoft (the server) and on each machine that obtains licenses from that server. By default, TCP/IP is usually already installed on a computer running a Windows platform. TCP/IP is usually bound to a network card. If a network card is already installed and set up for TCP/IP, no additional action is needed during installation. If a network card is not installed, then you can satisfy the TCP/IP requirement by installing the Microsoft Loopback Adapter (MLA). The MLA is a software module that emulates a network card. For more details, see the appropriate help topics in Microsoft Windows (on the Windows taskbar, click Start>Help or Start>Help and Support, depending on the operating system).

OpenGL
All ANSYS Electromagnetics software (excluding FLEXlm for Ansoft) requires that the OpenGL libraries be accessible from the machine running ANSYS Electromagnetics software. Most graphics card drivers automatically come with OpenGL software for Windows. Graphics Card and Performance Note For some graphics cards, there may be slowdown for Field animations , Rotating and zooming for complex models, and selection display. This includes NVidia Quadro 2000M NVidia Quadro FX 3800M NVidia Quadro 4000 NVidia Quadro FX 1800 The problem does not show on the following graphic adapters: ATI FirePro V5800 Quadro NVS 295 Quadro NVS 290 To correct the problem, set the NVIDIA Control Panel>3D Settings>Manage 3D Settings>Global Settings>Global Presets: Workstation App - Dynamic Streaming

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Firewall Exceptions
Firewall exceptions are needed for the COM engines and ANSYS Electromagnetics products if solving remotely (something that does not necessarily require RSM). Exceptions are also required for RSM as well if it is installed. This comes up most frequently with the Windows firewall.

Windows Requirements
For supported platforms and system requirements, go to: http://www.ansys.com/Support/Platform+Support

Additional Product-Specific Prerequisites


The product release notes may show additional product-specific prerequisites, including system requirements. You can find the product release notes in the View Release Notes option of the initial splash screen, or in the readme file after installing the software.

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Additional Resources
General: Downloads: The ANSYS web site: http://www.ansys.com. Software downloads (including FLEXlm for Ansoft) and installationrelated documentation are available at the ANSYS customer portal, http://www.ansys.com/customerportal Available through the ANSYS customer portal: http://www.ansys.com/customerportal Under Online Support, choose ANSYS Electromagnetics Customer Support. ANSYS Electromagneticss technical support site provides access to frequently asked questions, application notes, presentations, and example scripts. After installation, read the release notes. In the setup window, click View Release Notes to see any important, late-breaking information that was not included in the ANSYS Electromagnetics Installation Guide. After installation, the release notes are available in the readme file located in the product directory. Getting Started Guides and other printed documentation may be available at the following locations: In the product package. In the Documentation directory, depending on the product (in Portable Document Format [PDF]). Online help files are accessible from the Help menu of each application installed, and they are located in the Help subdirectory of each product directory. The online help system includes two formats: Microsoft HTML Help and pdf.

Online Technical Support:

Product Release Notes:

Product Documentation:

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Installing ANSYS Electromagnetics Suite Software

To install ANSYS Electromagnetics Suite software on a Windows operating system:

Obtain a license file for the software you are installing. See page 1-2 for more information. Obtain and install a hardware key for uncounted evaluation licenses. Install the ANSYS Electromagnetics Suite software. Set up a license server if prompted to do so.

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Obtaining a License File


ANSYS Electromagnetics requires a license for all software. If you do not have a license file for the ANSYS Electromagnetics software you are about to install, contact your ANSYS Electromagnetics sales representative. See License File on page 1-2 for more information.

Installing the Hardware Key (uncounted evaluation licenses)


If you have an uncounted evaluation license, install the hardware key on the machine where the software is installed. Hardware keys are available for both parallel and USB ports. Refer to Hardware Key on page B-3 for more information and for installation instructions.

Installing the Software


To install ANSYS Electromagnetics software: 1. Log in as Administrator, or log on to an account with administrator privileges. 2. If you downloaded the ANSYS Electromagnetics product (page 1-5), unzip the download, and run the autorun.exe file in the newly created directory. The Installation Shell appears. 3. Click Install Electromagnetics Suite. The initial screen appears. 4. Click Next. The License Agreement screen appears. 5. Read the license agreement carefully. Click Yes if you accept the terms of the agreement. 6. Click Next. The Choose Destination Location screen appears. 7. Under Destination Folder, do one of the following to accept the default path or specify a new one: Accept the default installation directory listed under Destination Folder. To select a different directory, click Browse. The Choose Folder window appears. Select a directory, and click OK. If you have other ANSYS Electromagnetics software, ANSYS recommends that you install new software in the same directory. To create a new directory, click Browse. The Choose Folder window appears. Enter the new name in the Path field, and click OK. Click Next. Depending on the software and version being installed, you may see one or both of the following screens before the Select Program Folder screen: the Choose Default Temporary Directory Location screen and/or the Choose Library Option screen.

8.

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If the Default Temporary Directory Location screen appears, select a default location for all simulations (including local) to use as a temporary work space.

If desired, change the temporary folder assignment. You can edit the field directly or use the Browse button to display file browser to let you navigate the folders on your machine and network.

If desired, check the option to add read/write permissions for Everyone. If the installation will be used for remote simulation by multiple users, all users must have permissions on the temporary folder. 10. If the Choose Library Option screen appears, do one of the following to specify the location of ANSYS Electromagnetics libraries: Note ANSYS Electromagnetics libraries are large databases of electronic components, developed by ANSYS and various manufacturers. Click This local installation to copy and install the default ANSYS Electromagnetics component libraries, and then click Next. Click The following common location to use libraries that are already installed (locally or on the network). Click Browse, select the appropriate path, and click OK. Click Next.

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For the Install Libraries option, see the Install Libraries Options chapter. 11. Click Next. The Integration with ANSYS screen may appear. If ANSYS is installed on the machine, you have the choice of integrating now or later. If ANSYS is not installed, the choice of integrating now is disabled. 12. Click Next. The License Information screen appears.

For additional information about the three license options, click Help me decide which of the following options to choose. This displays a browser page with additional explanations. Note You can review the current license configuration by clicking View current license configuration.

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13. Select one of the following three license options:

I have a new license file

I want to specify a license server

I want to keep the current license configuration


Select this if you already have a license file for previous ANSYS software and want to keep the same configuration.

Select this if you recently received a license file from ANSYS (either evaluation or purchased). a. Click Next. Another License Information window appears, asking you to specify a directory and license file. b. Click Browse. The Select License File window appears.

Select this if you are using a counted license and already know on which machine FLEXlm is/will be installed. a. Click Next. Another License Information window appears, asking if you want to use a single server or a redundant server.

Click Next.

b. Select or clear the Specify redundant servers check box, and enter the server name(s) in the field(s). c. Find and select the license The redundant-server setup file you received from requires three license servers, ANSYS Electromagnetics. each serving an identical Click Open, and then click license file. The order in Next. which the servers are entered d. If prompted, enter the name must match the license files of the license server. You on each server. may also select or clear the c. Select or clear the Specify Specify server TCP/IP server TCP/IP port port number (advanced) option. Specifying a TCP/IP number (advanced) option. port means that the software For redundant servers you must enter a port. Specifying looks only at that port for a TCP/IP port means that the licenses. If this option is not software only looks at that selected, the software port for licenses. If this searches the default 27000option is not selected, 27009 port range. software searches the default e. Click Next. 27000-27009 port range. d. Click Next. 14. On the Select Program Folder screen, do one of the following to specify a name for the program folder:
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Accept the default name displayed in the Program Folder box. Select an item from the Existing Folders list. Type a new name for the folder in the Program Folder box. The program folder, which appears on the Windows Start menu, is a grouping of related software that includes executable files and other components. The default programs folder is ANSYS Electromagnetics (Start>All Programs>ANSYS Electromagnetics).

15. Click Next. The Review settings before copying files screen appears. 16. In the Review settings before copying files screen, review the information displayed under Current Settings, and then do one of the following: If the settings are correct, click Next to start copying files. If the settings are incorrect, click Back as many times as necessary, and change your selections. Verify each screen before clicking Next to go to the next screen. When all information is correct, return to the Review settings before copying files screen, and click Next. The Setup Status screen appears, displaying a progress bar, and installation begins. You can click Cancel at any time to exit the installation. Note If you receive a message about read-only files, you typically want to overwrite them with the newer versions.

17. Once the files have all been copied, one of the following messages may appear:

If you identified as the license server the same machine where you installed the ANSYS Electromagnetics software, then a message appears that informs you that you must install FLEXlm for Ansoft license server on this machine (refer to Installing the License Server on page 5-1 for details). Click OK. If you identified as the license server a machine other than where you installed the ANSYS Electromagnetics software, then a message appears that identifies that machine as the license server and informs you that you must install FLEXlm for Ansoft license server on that machine. Click OK. If you supplied an uncounted evaluation license, no message appears. You do not need to install FLEXlm for Ansoft. Please make sure to install the hardware key on the machine where the software is installed.

18. When the installation is complete, the InstallShield Wizard Complete window appears. You will see one of two checkbox options:

If RSM is not installed, you will see a check box to launch the RSM installation and, once the installation is complete, register this ANSYS Electromagnetics product with RSM. If you select this option and click Finish, the

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product installation ends and the RSM installation is automatically started.

If RSM is installed, you will see a check box to register this ANSYS Electromagnetics product with RSM.

See chapter 3 for more details on RSM. 19. Click Finish. The initial setup Installation Shell reappears.

Integrating ANSYS Electromagnetics Products with ANSYS Workbench


You can integrate ANSYS Electromagnetics products with ANSYS Workbench in one of two ways:

During product installation, or After product installation

Integration with ANSYS During ANSYS Electromagnetics Product Installation


You can choose to integrate ANSYS Electromagnetics products with ANSYS Workbench during installation as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. If you have not already installed ANSYS, do so before proceeding. Refer to the ANSYS documentation for instructions on installing the ANSYS software. Launch Autorun.exe or Setup.exe for the ANSYS Electromagnetics product you wish to install. Proceed through the installation dialogs. When the Integration with ANSYS dialog displays, select the Yes radio button to have the installer automatically integrate the ANSYS Electromagnetics prod-

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uct with ANSYS.

Note

If you choose not to integrate the product with ANSYS during installation, you can perform this step after installation.

5.

Complete the product installation and exit the installer.

Integration with ANSYS after ANSYS Electromagnetics Product Installation


If you want to integrate an ANSYS Electromagnetics product with ANSYS after installation, do the following: 1. From the Start menu, select All Programs>ANSYS Electromagnetics>ANSYS

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Electromagnetics Suite 15.0><OS Version>Modify Integration with ANSYS.

2.

In the Integration with ANSYS dialog box, ensure that the Yes radio button is selected,

Then click OK to complete the integration process. Then OK the information dialogue. You can confirm that ANSYS is aware of the ANSYS Electromagnetics integrated applications via the ANSYS Workbench Options dialog, which shows the paths to the integrated ANSYS Electromagnetics applications.
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Remote Simulation

Remote Simulations
Most ANSYS Electromagnetics products offer remote simulation capabilities, where you can run a simulation on a different machine from the one on which the ANSYS Electromagnetics software was started. This is particularly useful if you want to take advantage of a more powerful machine but it is not convenient to directly access that machine. This can also be extended into distributed analysis, where a specified analysis, if supported, is concurrently solved on multiple processors and/or multiple nodes. ANSYS Electromagnetics supports its own Remote Simulation Management (RSM) software, as well as a number of High Performance Computing (HPC) software management programs (see High Performance Computing Integration below). To run a networked installation of ANSYS Electromagnetics desktop products from a Windows node, the Visual Studio redistributables must be installed on each node.

When do you need RSM?


RSM is in general required if you want to run remote or distributed simulations. However, if you have a separate scheduling system that ANSYS Electromagnetics supports, and you plan to run batchsolve simulations only, then you may not need to install RSM (see High Performance Computing below).

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Installing RSM
To install ANSYS Electromagnetics RSM software: 1. If you checked to install the Remote Simulation Manager during the software installation, the ANSYS Electromagnetics Remote Simulation Manager installer appears. You can also install the Remote Simulation Manager as an installation option on the installation CD. A Welcome screen appears.

2.

3.

4. 5. 6.

To install the ANSYS Electromagnetics Remote Simulation Manager, click Next. The License Agreement screen appears. Read the license agreement carefully. Click Yes if you accept the terms of the agreement. The Customer Information screen appears. Enter your information in the User Name and Company Name boxes. Click Next. The Choose Destination Location screen appears. Under Destination Folder, do one of the following to accept the default path or

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specify a new one: Accept the default installation directory listed under Destination Folder. To select a different directory, click Browse. The Choose Folder window appears. Select a directory, and click OK. If you have other ANSYS Electromagnetics software, ANSYS recommends that you install new software in the same directory. To create a new directory, click Browse. The Choose Folder window appears. Enter the new name in the Path field, and click OK. Click Next. The Remote Simulation Manager Service Configuration window appears. Choose to run the ANSYS Electromagnetics Communication service as the System User or as A specific user (who must have administrative privileges). If you select A specific user, the fields for User name, Password, and Machine or domain name are enabled.

Note

The user selected will run remote and distributed analyses when no user is specified in the product interface.

9.

On the Select Program Folder screen, do one of the following to specify a name for the program folder:


Note

Accept the default name displayed in the Program Folders box. Select an item from the Existing Folders list. Type a new name for the folder in the Program Folders box. The program folder, which appears on the Windows Start menu, is a grouping of related software that includes executable files and other components. The default programs folder is (Start>All Programs>ANSYS Electromagnetics).

10. Click Next. The Review settings before copying files screen appears. 11. In the Review settings before copying files screen, review the information displayed under Current Settings, and then do one of the following: If the settings are correct, click Next to start copying files. If the settings are incorrect, click Back as many times as necessary, and change your selections. Verify each screen before clicking Next to go to the next screen. When all information is correct, return to the Review settings before copying files screen, and click Next.

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The Setup Status screen appears, displaying a progress bar, and installation begins. You can click Cancel at any time to exit the installation. Note If you receive a message about read-only files, you typically want to overwrite them with the newer versions.

At the end of the installation, RSM is automatically started as a service on this machine. The InstallShield Wizard complete window appears. If you want to view the README file (recommended before using the software), check the box. 12. Click Finish to close the install window. If you use RSM, it must be installed on all remote machines. In addition, the product engines must be registered on RSM.

If this installation was automatically launched from a product installation, then the registration will occur automatically. To register the engines at any time on Windows, choose Start>All Programs>ANSYS Electromagnetics>product>Register with RSM. You can also run RegisterEnginesWithRSM.exe, located in the product subdirectory (for example, C:\Program Files\AnsysEM\HFSS15.0\Win64\RegisterEnginesWithRSM.exe). In each case, you see a dialog confirming the registration. OK the dialog.

Registering ANSYS Electromagnetics Product Engines for use with RSM


You must make each installation of RSM aware of each ANSYS Electromagnetics product, so that remote simulation requests are properly routed to the product. For network installations, you need only to register each ANSYS Electromagnetics product once, regardless of the number of machines. Otherwise, you need to register each ANSYS Electromagnetics product on each machine running RSM.

To register an ANSYS Electromagnetics product with RSM, either: Click Start>All Programs>ANSYS Electromagnetics>Product>Register with RSM. Or run RegisterEngineswithRSM.exe, located in the product installation directory (for example, c:\Program Files\AnsysEM\HFSS15.0\Win64\RegisterEnginesWithRSM.exe).

To unregister an ANSYS Electromagnetics product from RSM, either: Click Start>All Programs>ANSYS Electromagnetics>Product>Unregister with RSM. Or run UnregisterEngineswithRSM.exe, located in the product installation directory (for example, c:\Program Files\AnsysEM\HFSS 15.0\Win64\Regis-

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High Performance Computing (HPC) Integration


Many ANSYS Electromagnetics products offer a direct integration with a number of High Performance Computing (HPC) software programs for batchsolves. This direct integration does not require Remote Simulation Management.

HPC Prerequisites
1. You must use a supported High Performance Computing (HPC) management software program accessible from all machines. The list of currently-supported HPC software includes:


2.

Platforms Load Sharing Facility (LSF) Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Sun Grid Engine (SGE)

ANSYS Electromagnetics products must be accessible from the same directory on all machines. a. Install the ANSYS Electromagnetics product on all nodes of cluster at the same location. For example, C:\Program Files\AnsysEM\HFSS15.0 b. c. d. When this installation is done, there should be a 'win_scheduler.dll' in 'hfss_install_dir/schedulers' folder. Don't install RSM on any node. In fact, if RSM is already running, you should uninstall. Put your project in a shared drive that is available using the *same* path on the entire cluster, for example, \\shared_drive\projs.

HPC Installation and Configuration


Because HPC is offered as a direct integration, you need only install the ANSYS Electromagnetics software programs. No additional configuration is required.

Assumption: HPC servers are already installed Install 'client' Microsoft HPC Pack on the machine from where the ANSYS Electromagnetics product desktop will be started. When this installation is done, 'HPC Job Manager' application is available on this machine

Job Submission
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pass in a -distributed flag as part of the ANSYS Electromagnetics command line arguments if you want to run a distributed simulation. 1. 2. Launch the ANSYS Electromagnetics product on any machine that has the 'HPC Job Manager' installed. Run Tools>Windows HPC>Submit HPC Job... Make sure to specify project path as path available from shared_drive

Network Installations on Windows for Non-graphical batch solves without product-links


To run a networked installation of ANSYS Electromagnetics desktop products from a Windows node, the Visual Studio redistributables must be installed on each node. Installing Visual Studio Redistributables 1. 2. Browse to the Prerequisites directory of the product download/DVD Install all of the redistributables provided in this directory tree.

Updating the Security Policy Instructions to update the group policy is beyond the scope of our knowledge here. Any Windows environment IT administrator should be able to figure out how to do it given the instructions below for updating the per-machine policy. Pre-Requisites For each machine 1. Setup full trust permissions for the installation share location cd %SYSTEMROOT% For 32 bit product version: cd Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727 CasPol.exe -pp off -m -ag 1.2 -url file://\\Owner-PC\path\HFSS14.0\* FullTrust CasPol.exe -pp off -m -ag 1.3 -url file://\\Owner-PC\path\HFSS14.0\* FullTrust For 64 bit product version: cd Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727 CasPol.exe -pp off -m -ag 1.2 -url file://\\Owner-PC\path\HFSS14.0\* FullTrust CasPol.exe -pp off -m -ag 1.3 -url file://\\Owner-PC\path\HFSS14.0\* FullTrust Note The v2.0.50727 bit is important as picking up CasPol.exe from v4, v3.5 directories will not do the expected thing. The order of backward/forward slashes in the CasPol.exe command is important. The above four lines can be put into a batch file and run on each machine. If an
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IT admin is available however, he/she should be able to figure out how to provide full trust to the share on which ANSYS Electromagnetics products are installed in the group security policy: the group policy will affect all computer accounts in that group and is the easiest way to update all the computers expected to run ANSYS Electromagnetics products from the share.

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Install Libraries Options

The Installation CD includes an Install Libraries option which installs a superset of materials, components, and other libraries. This option allows customers to place ANSYS Electromagnetic libraries in a common location, so multiple users and multiple ANSYS Electromagnetics products may share the same libraries. You can also add custom materials and components that will be automatically accessible to all users and products that use this common library location..

Procedure for Installing Libraries


To install ANSYS Electromagnetics software: 1. Log in as Administrator, or log on to an account with administrator privileges. 2. If you have received a CD for the ANSYS Electromagnetics product you wish to install, insert it into the CD-ROM drive. The Installation Shell should appear automatically. If it does not appear, run the autorun.exe file located in the toplevel directory of the CD-ROM drive. If you downloaded the ANSYS Electromagnetics product (page 1-5), unzip the download, and run the autorun.exe file in the newly created directory. The Installation Shell appears. Click Install Libraries. The initial options differ depending on whether you have previously installed libraries or are doing a first or clean install.

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After completion rerun the setup and click Install Libraries.

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The Install Wizard for the ANSYS Electromagnetic Common Libraries appears.

5. 6.

7. 8. 9.

Click Next. The License Agreement screen appears. Read the license agreement carefully. Click Yes if you accept the terms of the agreement. The Customer Information screen appears. Enter your information in the User Name and Company Name boxes. Click Next. The Choose Destination Location screen appears. Under Destination Folder, do one of the following to accept the default path or specify a new one: Accept the default installation directory listed under Destination Folder. To select a different directory, click Browse. The Choose Folder window appears. Select a directory, and click OK. If you have other ANSYS Electromagnetics software we recommend that you install new software in the same directory. To create a new directory, click Browse. The Choose Folder window appears. Enter the new name in the Path field, and click OK.
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10. Click Next. The Review Settings Before Copying Files screen appears. If you want to change anything, click Back. 11. To go ahead, click Next. 12. The Setup Status dialog shows the progress of the install. When the install has completed, the Finish dialog displays. 13. Click Finish to close the dialog.

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Installing the License Server

Most ANSYS Electromagnetics products require a license, either counted or uncounted. If the license is counted, then the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server must be installed. The license server is required for all counted licenses, both purchased and evaluation. Before installing FLEXlm for Ansoft, you need the following:

The FLEXlm for Ansoft CD or equivalent download. A license file based on the ansoftd vendor daemon.

Software licenses for each module of ANSYS Electromagnetics product(s) you purchased are contained in one or more license files, provided by ANSYS Electromagnetics. For more information, see License File on page 1-2. Setting up licensing involves two parts:

Installing the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server if you do not have the most recent version installed. The setup program searches for the version of FLEXlm for Ansoft you are running and notifies you if you need to install a newer version. However, for the setup program to find your license server, it must be named FLEXlm for Ansoft -- if it is not, the setup program may be unable to determine this automatically. You may also need to update license files or other server settings, using the Ansoft License Utility. This utility is installed as a part of the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server.

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Obtaining a License File


To obtain a license file, contact your ANSYS Electromagnetics sales representative. Note Certain products, such as student versions of ANSYS Electromagnetics software and third-party products (for example, Adobe Acrobat Reader) do not require a license file or hardware key.

To determine if a particular license is counted or uncounted, see page 1-2.

FLEXlm for Ansoft Installation Overview


For counted licenses, the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server must be installed either on the network or on the machine where the ANSYS Electromagnetics software is installed. Even if you are running a stand-alone server on your own machine, the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server must be installed in this case, select your machine as the license server. The FLEXlm for Ansoft license server must also be accessible from any computers that will check out licenses from this server. The FLEXlm for Ansoft license server installation consists of four components:

Acresso's FLEXnet Publisher executables. ANSYS Electromagneticss vendor-specific daemon, ansoftd. Ansofts License Utility, which is used to update license files and certain server settings at any time after installation. All hardware key drivers (if you use a hardware key) if you do not currently have the latest drivers installed. See Hardware Key on page B-3 for more information.

Some products, such as student versions of ANSYS Electromagnetics products or third-party products, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, may not require a license file or a FLEXlm for Ansoft license server. The software installation program does not indicate that FLEXlm for Ansoft needs to be installed.

Possible Software Setups


FLEXlm for Ansoft can be used with ANSYS Electromagnetics software in three possible configurations: Single Machine Single-Server Network (same or mixed-platform networked machines) Triple-Redundant Server Network (same or mixed-platform networked machines)

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Single machine containing the following: ANSYS Electromagnetics software Hardware key (if required) FLEXlm for Ansoft license server (daemon) installed (node-locked license) Using a single machine setup, the ANSYS Electromagnetics software works only on the computer to which it is locked. Do the following to install ANSYS Electromagnetics software in a single machine set up: 1. 2. 3. If required, attach the hardware key to the computer where you will install and use ANSYS Electromagnetics software. Install the ANSYS Electromagnetics software on the same machine. Install and start the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server on the same machine.

Single-Server Network
(Same or Mixed-platform Networked Machines) License server machine containing the following: ANSYS Electromagnetics software may or may not be installed Hardware key (if required) FLEXlm for Ansoft license server (daemon) installed (floating license)

Client machines containing the following: ANSYS Electromagnetics software

Using a single-server network setup, you can run the ANSYS Electromagnetics software from any computer where it is installed. Do the following to install ANSYS Electromagnetics software in a single-server network set up: 1. 2. 3. If required, attach the hardware key to the server computer. Install the ANSYS Electromagnetics software on the server and/or the client machines. Install and start the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server on the license server machine, if not already done. This machine must be accessible, through the network, to each client machine.

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(Same or Mixed-platform Networked Machines) Three license server machines containing the following: ANSYS Electromagnetics software may or may not be installed Hardware key (if required)

FLEXlm for Ansoft license server (daemon) installed (same floating license on all three machines)

Client machines containing the following: ANSYS Electromagnetics software

Using a triple-redundant server network setup, you can run the software from any computer where it is installed. Do the following to install ANSYS Electromagnetics software in a triple-redundant server network set up: 1. 2. 3. If required, attach a hardware key to each server computer. Install the ANSYS Electromagnetics software on the servers and/or the client machines. Install and start the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server on all three license server machines, if not already done. These machines must be accessible, through a network, to each client machine. To check out a license when using a triple-redundant server network set up, at least two servers (a quorum) must be running at any given time.

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Installing FLEXlm for Ansoft


The machine on which the FLEXlm for Ansoft software is install must match the machine references during the ANSYS Electromagnetics software installation, on page 2-5 of "Installing the Software." To install the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server: 1. 2. Attach any needed hardware keys. For instructions, see Hardware Key on page B-3. If you have received a CD for FLEXlm for Ansoft, insert it into the CD-ROM drive. The installation should start automatically. If it does now start automatically, run the setup.exe file located in the Windows subdirectory of the CD-ROM drive. If you downloaded the ANSYS Electromagnetics product (see page 1-5), unzip the download, and run the setup.exe file in the Windows subdirectory of the newly-created directory. 3. 4. Click Next. The License Agreement screen appears. Read the license agreement carefully. Click Yes if you accept the terms of the agreement. The Customer Information screen appears. Enter your user name and company name in the User Name and Company Name boxes. Click Next. The Choose Destination Location screen appears. 7. Under Destination Folder, select an installation directory by doing one of the following three steps:

5. 6.

To accept the default installation directory, click Next. To select a different directory for the ANSYS Electromagnetics software, click Browse. The Choose Folder window appears. Select a directory, and click OK. Click Next. To create a new directory, click Browse. The Choose Folder window appears. Enter the new name in the Path field, and click OK. Click Next.

The Select Program Folder screen appears. Program folders, which appear on the Windows Start menu under Programs, are groupings of related software (executable files, documentation, and other components). 8. Do one of the following:

Accept the default name (FLEXlm for Ansoft). Select an item from the Existing Folders list. Type a new folder name.
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Click Next. The Review Setup screen appears.

10. Make sure that all other programs are closed (press ALT+TAB to find open applications). Then check the information displayed under Current Settings, and do one of the following:

If the settings are correct, click Next to start copying files. If the settings are incorrect, click Back as many times as necessary, and edit the information. When correct, return to the Start Copying Files screen, and click Next.

The Setup Status screen appears and displays a progress bar. You can click Cancel at any time to exit installation. As soon as the installation is complete, the InstallShield Wizard Complete screen appears. 11. Click Finish. A confirmation message appears, announcing that the Ansoft License Utility is about to start.

12. Click OK. The Ansoft License Utility window appears in Initial Setup Mode. Note You can use the Ansoft License Utility to: view, add, remove, and rename license files; change the license file directory; or change the FLEXlm for Ansoft server configuration. See Managing License Files After Installation on page 5-9. At this time in the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server installation, you must select a directory from which licenses will be loaded. Before you exit, the license file directory must contain at least one license file in order to save and start the service. You can also start the Ansoft License Utility after installation is complete by clicking Start>Programs>FLEXlm for Ansoft>Ansoft License Utility from the Windows taskbar. 13. In the Ansoft License Utility, do one of the following to select a directory that contains ANSYS Electromagnetics license files: Accept the default in the License File Storage Directory field. The
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License File Storage Directory field displays the location where all license files will be stored. If you change this location, any license files stored in the previous location will not be automatically moved to the new location; you must use the Add File command to find and add them to the Existing License Files list.

Change the license file storage directory: a. Click Change to select a new directory. A message appears asking if you are sure you want to change the directory. Click Yes. The Browse for Directory window appears. Select the directory, and click OK. The Ansoft License Utility window reappears, with the new path in the License File Storage Directory field. The Existing License Files list is updated. This list displays only files with a .lic extension that are in that directory.

b. c.

14. If necessary, add a new license file obtained from ANSYS Electromagnetics. To select a new license file, do the following: a. b. c. d. Click Add File. The Open window appears. Find and select the file you want. Click OK. If another window appears asking you to rename the file, enter a new filename for the license file, and click OK. The Ansoft License Utility appends a .lic extension to the filename you enter.

15. Make sure the Start License Service on Power Up check box is selected. Note This option causes FLEXlm for Ansoft to start automatically when you restart your computer. If you do not want it to start automatically, clear the Start License Service on Power Up check box. At any time after installation, you can use the Ansoft License Utility for ongoing management of Ansoft license files, as described in Managing License Files After Installation on page 5-9. 16. Click OK to save changes and close the Ansoft License Utility. A message appears, stating that the FLEXlm for Ansoft license service has been saved. If an error occurs, you must correct it before you can use ANSYS Electromagnetics software. See Managing License Files After Installation for more information. 17. Click OK.
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A second message appears, stating that the FLEXlm for Ansoft license service has started. 18. Click OK to close the message and complete the installation. After the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server software is installed, the installation may ask if you want to restart your computer. You can restart your computer now and activate the changes, or you can wait until later (for instance, if you need to close any open applications). Note If you are prompted to restart your computer, then the FLEXlm for Ansoft service cannot be started until you do so.

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Managing License Files After Installation


After the ANSYS Electromagnetics software and the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server are installed, use the Ansoft License Utility to view, add, remove, and rename license files and to change the license file storage directory and service configuration. Use the options in the License Files section of the Ansoft License Utility window to change the directory where license files are stored or to view, add, remove, or rename license files. Use the options in the Service Configuration section of the Ansoft License Utility window to configure your FLEXlm for Ansoft server. The Ansoft License Utility allows you to change the FLEXlm for Ansoft log file, start and stop the FLEXlm for Ansoft service, save or delete the current FLEXlm for Ansoft service, and enable or disable automatic start-up upon machine restart. The Ansoft License Utility has two modes: Initial Setup mode: Automatically starts after FLEXlm for Ansoft is installed. The server configuration is automatically saved during the FLEXlm for Ansoft server installation. Stand-alone mode: Opens after the installation for ongoing license maintenance.

Starting the Ansoft License Utility


The Ansoft License Utility starts automatically in Initial Setup mode during the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server installation. To start the Ansoft License Utility in Stand-alone mode after installation:

Click Start>Programs>FLEXlm for Ansoft>Ansoft License Utility.

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The Ansoft License Utility window appears.

Changing the License File Storage Directory


You can change the directory where the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server stores and accesses license files. The License File Storage Directory box displays the location where all license files are stored. If you change this location, any license files stored in the previous location must be transferred using the Add File command to add them to the Existing License Files list.

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To change the directory containing your license files: 1. Click the Change button next to the License File Storage Directory field. A warning message appears, asking if you are sure you want to change the directory.

2. 3. 4.

Click Yes. The Browse for Directory window appears. Select the directory, and click OK. The Ansoft License Utility window reappears, with the new path in the License File Storage Directory field. The Existing License Files list is updated. This list displays only files with a .lic extension that are in that directory.

Viewing License Files


You can view license files that appear in the Existing License Files list. To view a license file: 1. 2. 3. Select the license file you want to view from the Existing License Files list. Click View File. A new window opens, displaying the text of the license file. After viewing the license file, click OK. The license file cannot be edited from within the Ansoft License Utility. To edit the license file, open it in a text editor (for example, Notepad).

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Adding, Removing, or Renaming License Files


You can add, remove, or rename license files in the Existing License Files list. The directory containing the file you are adding need not be in the same location as the license file directory; it typically is not. A copy of the file you select is placed in the directory displayed in the License File Storage Directory field. To add a license file: 1. 2. Click Add File. The Open window appears. Find and select the file you want to add, and click OK. The Ansoft License Utility window reappears, with the new license file displayed in the Existing License Files list. Note If the file you selected does not have a .lic extension, you are asked to enter a new name for the license file. Enter a name for the license file, without the extension, and click OK. The Ansoft License Utility automatically appends the .lic extension.

To remove a license file: 1. 2. Select the file you want to delete from the Existing License Files list. Click Remove File. The Rename/Delete window appears. If the FLEXlm for Ansoft license service is currently running, you are prompted to stop the service before removing any license files.

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Select the Delete option, and click OK. The file is removed from the Existing License Files list.

To remove a file, you can change the .lic extension or move the file to a location other than the License File Storage Directory. FLEXlm for Ansoft only recognizes files with a .lic extension as license files.
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To rename a license file: 1. Select the file you want to rename from the Existing License Files list. 2. Click Remove File. The Rename/Delete window appears. Note 3. 4. If the FLEXlm for Ansoft license service is currently running, you will be prompted to stop the service before renaming any license files.

Select the Rename option, and enter the new name. Click OK. The name of the file is changed in the Existing License Files list.

Changing the Server or ansoftd Vendor Daemon TCP/IP


You can modify the port numbers used by FLEXlm for Ansoft to start the server and the ansoftd vendor daemons. You may choose a specific TCP/IP port on which each will be started, or you may choose to let each dynamically find an available TCP/IP port. To change the TCP/IP port number specified for the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server and/or the ansoftd vendor daemon: 1. 2. Click Port Config in the Ansoft License Utility window. The TCP/IP Port Configuration window appears. For the server's TCP/IP port number, select one of the following options:


3.

Dynamic Port: The service automatically chooses an available port when it is started. The server automatically looks at all TCP/IP ports between 27000 and 27009, choosing the first available port. Static Port: The service tries to start on the port number specified in this panel. If that port is in use, the service fails to start.

For the ansoftd vendor daemon's TCP/IP port number, select one of the following options:


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Dynamic Port: The service automatically chooses an available port when it is started. The ansoftd vendor may choose any port number higher than 1024 on which to start. Static Port: The service tries to start on the port number specified in this panel. If that port is in use, the service starts with an error, and FLEXlm for Ansoft tries to use a dynamic port to start ansoftd.

Click OK to close the window and update the port numbers in the license files.

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FLEXlm for Ansoft Log File


The FLEXlm for Ansoft log file displays a log of service settings, available licenses and features, license activities (such as checking in and checking out), and error information. To specify the location of the FLEXlm for Ansoft log file: 1. Click the Browse button next to the FLEXlm Log File field in the Ansoft License Utility window. The Save As window appears. Find and select a log file, and click OK. The path and log file name appear in the FLEXlm Log File field. Click View Log. A new window opens, displaying the text of the log file.

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To view the FLEXlm for Ansoft log file: 1.

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After viewing the log file, click OK.

Service Manager Settings


You can use the Ansoft License Utility to change the start on power up setting; save the current service configuration; shut down, restart, or delete the FLEXlm for Ansoft license service; and refresh the license file directory.

To set the service manager to automatically start when the machine boots up, select the Start License Service on Power Up check box. By default, this check box is selected, and FLEXlm for Ansoft automatically starts whenever the computer starts. Clearing this check box disables automatic start-up. To save the current service configuration, click Save Service. This option saves the current service configuration, including registry settings and service manager settings. If the service is currently running, the service is stopped and restarted. To shut down and delete the service, click Delete Service. This option shuts down the service and deletes it from the registry. To restart the service or re-read the license file directory, click Start Service. If the service is not currently running, this option starts the service. If the service is currently running, the service is stopped and restarted. To shut down the service, click Stop Service.

Troubleshooting License Problems


License information can be exported into a text file for use when troubleshooting license problems (for example, if you have trouble starting the license server or checking out a software license). To export license information: 1. Click the Export Diagnostics File button at the bottom of the Ansoft License Utility window. A Save As window appears. 2. Name the file diags.log or a similar name, and click OK. You can send this file to your support representative in your territory or to the appropriate contact listed in the ANSYS, Inc., information table. The following information is exported:

Any FLEXlm-related environment variables. The name of your machine. The path to your license file storage directory. The path to your log file. The contents of all license files (.lic files) contained in your license file storInstalling the License Server 5-15

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The contents of your log file.

Accessing Ansoft License Utility Online Help


To view the online help for the Ansoft License Utility, click the Help button in the bottom right of the Ansoft License Utility window.

Closing the Ansoft License Utility


To close the Ansoft License Utility window, click OK. The Ansoft License Utility saves any changes and exits.

Registry Data for FLEXlm for Ansoft


When launched, the Ansoft License Utility checks the registry for an existing FLEXlm for Ansoft service. These registry entries are in the following location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\FLEXlm License Manager\FLEXlm for Ansoft. There are three value data pairs:

License: Contains the path to a license file or directory. Lmgrd: Contains the path to lmgrd.exe. LMGRD_LOG_FILE: Contains the path to the log file.

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Updating Software and Licenses

After installation, you may need to reinstall the software, update a license, or add a software component, such as a library. If you have already installed the software, the next time you run the Setup program, the installation starts in Maintenance mode.

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Using Maintenance Mode


The following options are available in Maintenance mode:

Modify: Allows you to modify the existing installation. Use this option to select new software components or to select a new license file. Repair: Upgrades the existing software with new features and defect patches and refreshes files. Remove: Removes all installed software components. Update/Remove (This displays only if the version you are installing is newer than what is installed.) Click Start>Programs. Click the desired ANSYS Electromagnetics product program folder. Click <ANSYS Electromagnetics Product> Click <ANSYS Electromagnetics Product> Maintenance. A Setup window appears for the desired ANSYS Electromagnetics software.

To start the software in Maintenance mode: 1. 2. 3. 4.

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Select one of the following:


6.

Modify: change the program features installed by the previous setup. You can also choose this option to specify new license files or a new server. Repair: Reinstall all program features installed by the previous setup. Remove: Remove the ANSYS Electromagnetics product previously installed.

Click Next, and follow the instructions that appear.

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Updating a Software License


There may be times when you need to update a software license. This may occur for a number of reasons, such as:

When you change the license server. When you convert from an evaluation license to a purchased license. When you receive an updated purchased license file. When you change servers or switch from an evaluation to a purchased license, you need to: 1. 2. Install FLEXlm for Ansoft on the new server machine, and add the new license file. Run each ANSYS Electromagnetics software installation in Maintenance mode, and specify the name of the new server(s).

When you receive an updated purchased license file, you only need to update the license file using the Ansoft License Utility. For more information, see Chapter 5, Installing the License Server.

If you are updating an evaluation license or changing the name of the license server used by the software, you need to modify the client installation: 1. 2. Click Start>All Programs>ANSYS Electromagnetics. Click the desired ANSYS product program folder, and then click <ANSYS ElectromagneticsProduct> Maintenance. The Maintenance Mode screen appears for the desired ANSYS Electromagnetics software. 3. 4. 5. Click Modify. Click Next in each window. On the License Information screen, select the new license file. Select I have a new license file to change the license file (if you received a new one from ANSYS Electromagnetics, either evaluation or purchased). Select I want to specify a license server if you need to change the name of the machine where FLEXlm for Ansoft is installed. See page 2-5, in Chapter 2, Installing ANSYS Electromagnetics Suite Software, for more details on available license options. To update an ANSYS Electromagnetics software license on the license server: 1. Click Start>All Programs>ANSYS Electromagnetics>FLEXlm for

Note

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Ansoft>Ansoft License Utility. The Ansoft License Utility window appears. Note If the Ansoft License Utility is not installed, then you need to run the FLEXlm for Ansoft installation. See Chapter 5, Installing the License Server.

2. 3.

Click Add File. The Open window appears. Find and select the new license file, and click OK. The Ansoft License Utility window reappears, with the new license file in the Existing License Files list.

4.

Click Start Service, and then click OK. See Managing License Files After Installation on page 5-9 for more information on the Ansoft License Utility and for details on adding a license file.

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Updating or Removing the FLEXlm for Ansoft License Server


If you already have FLEXlm for Ansoft installed, then when you insert the FLEXlm for Ansoft CD, Setup gives you the option of updating or removing your existing FLEXlm for Ansoft service. One of two windows appears, depending on whether the existing FLEXlm for Ansoft is the latest version or an older version. If the latest version is already installed, Setup appears in Maintenance mode. See Using Maintenance Mode on page 2. for details on Maintenance mode. If an older version is still installed (and needs to be updated), the Update/ Remove window appears.

To modify FLEXlm for Ansoft: 1. Select Modify, and click Next. The FLEXlm for Ansoft service is shut down, and the Setup Status screen appears as the updates are made. When the update is complete, the InstallShield Wizard Complete screen appears. 2. Click Finish.

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3. 4.

5.

6.

A confirmation message appears, announcing that the Ansoft License Utility is about to start. Click OK. The Ansoft License Utility appears. Make any desired changes, and click OK. A message appears, stating that the FLEXlm for Ansoft license service has been saved. Click OK. A second message appears, stating that the FLEXlm for Ansoft license service has started. Click OK to close the message and complete the installation.

To repair FLEXlm for Ansoft: 1. Select Repair and click Next. The FLEXlm for Ansoft service is shut down, and the Setup Status screen appears as the updates are made. When the update is complete, the InstallShield Wizard Complete screen appears. Click Finish. A confirmation message appears, announcing that the Ansoft License Utility is about to start. Click OK. The Ansoft License Utility appears.

2.

3.

To remove FLEXlm for Ansoft: 1. Select Remove my FLEXlm for Ansoft service, and click Next. A message appears, asking if you are sure you want to remove FLEXlm for Ansoft and all of it components. The FLEXlm for Ansoft license server will be shut down. 2. Click OK. A Setup Status screen appears as FLEXlm for Ansoft is removed from your computer. If you receive a message about read-only files, you typically want to remove them. When the update is complete, the InstallShield Wizard Complete screen appears. Click Finish.

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Using WebUpdate to Install the Latest Patch Release


ANSYS Electromagnetics's WebUpdate feature allows you to automatically obtain the latest patch releases for installed ANSYS Electromagnetics software. WebUpdate is integrated into most ANSYS Electromagnetics products, and accessed via the Help menu.

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Message Passing Interface (MPI) Installation

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The two supported Message Passing Interface (MPI) options in HFSS are IBM Platform Computing and Intel. This chapter provides information about the Windows installations of MPI:

Windows
Follow these steps for a general installation: 1. Install ANSYS Electromagnetics Suite in the same location on each machine: the default is C:\Program Files\AnsysEM.


2.

If you are using Domain Decomposition Method (DDM) on a single machine, the installation is finished, and no further installation is needed. If you are performing a network installation, see "Network Installation." The local machine is the machine on which you are running the HFSS desktop. If you set up your simulations so that the first machine in the distributed machine list (= the host machine) is the local machine, you do not need to install or run the RSM. If you are running through a scheduler, the scheduler will launch the simulation, and RSM is not needed. If the first machine in the distributed machine list is not the local machine and you are not running through a scheduler, then RSM must be used. RSM needs to be installed and running on the remote machine that hosts the simulation, and the HFSS installation must be registered with RSM on that machine (see the Remote Analysis topic in the HFSS online help for details).

Install and configure the Remote Simulation Manager (RSM), if needed.

3.

Install and configure the Message Passing Interface (MPI) on each computer. You can do this from the ANSYS Electromagnetics Installation shell. Click Install Distributed Simulation Technologies. The two MPI options are IBM
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Platform Computing and Intel.

4.

Choose the MPI vendor you want to install. Install IMB Platform MPI Install Intel MPI Depending on your choice, you see a new dialog for the next steps.

Install IMB Platform MPI


After choosing Install IBM Platform MPI, you see a dialog asking to OK to extract the files.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Click OK. After a few moments, Software License Agreement dialog opens. Click Accept. The License screen closes and the Welcome screen fo the IBM Platform MPI Wizard opens. Click Next to continue. Select the Destination location for the install. You can specify a location. Click Next to go to the Select Components screen. You must select Platform-MPI Libraries, tools and service for Windows XP/

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2003/Vista/2008 even if you are running this on a Windows cluster that uses Windows High Performance Computing (HPC).

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Accept the default settings for all other entries. Platform MPI does not require a password to be registered for it to work with ANSOFT Electromagnetics Suite software. However, password registration may be needed to allow access to network resources, such as shared drives. If you want to register a password, open a command window, go to <install_dir>\win64\common\fluent_mpi\multiport\mpi\win64\pcmpi\bin, and run the following command: mpidiag -s <your machine name> -at -cache, Enter your password at the prompt.

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Install Intel MPI


1. After you click Install Intel MPI, you see the following dialog.

2. 3.

Specify the installation directory and click Extract. You then see the installation wizard for Intel(R) Library Runtime Environment.

4.

Follow the prompts as directed. Intel MPI typically requires passwords to be registered on the simulation host machine, which is typically the first machine in the distributed machine list. Password registration may also be required on other machines to allow access to

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network resources, such as shared drives. Go to All Programs > Intel Software Development Products > Intel MPI Library Runtime Environment > Build environment for Intel 64 > wmpiregister and enter your account and password information. Note You can work around the password registration by performing the Active Directory setup (see http://software.intel.com/sites/products/ documentation/hpc/ics/impi/41/win/Reference_Manual/ Active_Directory_Setup.htm) and setting the environment variable I_MPI_MTHOD to "delegate".

5. 6. 7.

Define the temp directory on all machines such that the designated user is allowed full control. Disable the Windows firewall, or configure it as specified in the Firewall Configuration topic in the ANSYS Electromagnetics product online help. Select which MPI to use in the MPI Vendor box on the Options tab under Tools > Options > HPC and Analysis Options.

General Notes
Note The standard setup described here assumes that the user is part of a domain and is running on computers within the given domain.

You can avoid password registration by using Platform MPI along with local storage that avoids access to network resources. This is the recommended configuration. Using Intel MPI and local storage requires password registration on the simulation host only. Using network resources, such as shared drives, requires password registration on all machines for both Platform and Intel MPI. It is easiest if share permissions are set to Full Control for the Everyone group for the temp directories. The following provides information about specific scenarios:

Scenario 1
The HFSS user is administrator or standard user on the local machine and needs to run on one or more remote computer as an admin or a standard user. In addition, the user always puts the local machine first in the distributed machine list so that the local machine is the simulation host. This is the standard situation and does not require further specifications. MPI should be installed on all machines, and the HFSS options and MPI configuration on the local machine will be used.

Scenario 2
The HFSS user is administrator or standard user on the local machine and is not defined as a user on the remote machines. In addition, the user always puts the
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local machine first in the distributed machine list so that the local machine is the host. This situation is similar to Scenario 1, but the MPI jobs will run as a user that does not exist on the remote machines. ANSYS strongly recommends setting the temp directories to Full Control for the Everyone group to avoid issues with permissions.

Scenario 3
The HFSS user is administrator or standard user on the local machine, but needs to run only on remote machines. In this scenario the remote machine that is first in the distributed machine list will be the host machine for the simulation. RSM must be installed and registered on the host machine. There are two RSM settings that can affect the simulation.

The first setting is under RSM properties, which can be set to System User or A specific user. This setting is chosen at installation and can be changed through the Services panel or by going to Remote Simulation Manager > Remote Simulation Manager Maintenance > Modify. The second setting is in the HFSS Desktop in Tools > Options > General Options, on the Remote Analysis Options tab. Here you can chose either Service User or Specified User. Here is additional information about these settings:

RSM Properties System

Remote Simulation Options Service User

Simulation runs on remote machine as Local System user

Notes Local System user will not have HFSS user preferences and may not have necessary privileges or access to resources. Runs as user_A Runs as user_A Not recommended

System

Specified User = user_A

user_A user_A May fail due to privileges

Specific User = Service User user_A Specific User = Specified User user_A = user_B

The preferred setup for this situation is to assign a Specific or Specified user, but not both.

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Windows HPC Scheduler


If you are using the Windows HPC Scheduler, you have the option to install HFSS and MPI on each node individually. The simulation can then be run from one of the compute nodes or from the head node using the Windows HPC Scheduler GUI that is selected in Tools > Job Management > Select Scheduler before using Tools>Job Mangement> Submit Job. The MPI setup is the same as described previously. For general information on using the Windows Scheduler with HFSS, see the Integration with Microsoft Windows HPC Scheduler topic in the HFSS online help. Note The LSF scheduler is not supported on Windows networks for HFSS simulations that require MPI (for example, DDM).

Network Installation
If you want to use a network installation with the Windows HPC Scheduler, follow these steps: 1. 2. 3. Install HFSS on the head node. Share the AnsysEM directory in the head node installation (setting Full Control for Everyone). Install Platform MPI on all nodes. Register your password with MPI on all nodes. See Step 3 in the previous instructions taking care to select the Platform-MPI Libraries, tools and service for Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008 option during installation. Or Install Intel MPI on all nodes. Register your password with MPI on all nodes. Perform Active Directory Setup on all notes. See http://software.intel.com/sites/products/documentation/hpc/ics/impi/41/win/ Reference_Manual/Active_Directory_Setup.htm and set the environment variable I_MPI_MTHOD to "delegate" 4. Install the Visual Studio C++ 2005 and 2010 Redistributables on all nodes. Also insure the NET framwork is 4.0. The necessary installers are provided in the HFSS installation folder in the Prerequisites directory. Bring up HFSS on each node using the network installation to verify the installation was done properly. Place the pjt in a shared folder (where Everyone has Full Control). Launch HFSS on the head node. Set the head node from the HFSS desktop using Tools > Job Management > Select Scheduler. Open the Windows Scheduler GUI from the HFSS desktop to submit the job (see Tools > Job Management > Submit Job). Information is available in the Integration with Microsoft Windows HPC Scheduler topic in the HFSS online help.
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Be sure to use the UNC pathname for the product and project (see the Integration with Microsoft Windows HPC Scheduler topic in the HFSS online help for more details).

10. Name the job and set other options as required for your setup. We recommend setting the version of MPI (Platform Computing or Intel) in the Batchoptions by adding the following: 'HFSS/MPIVendor'=PlatformComputing 'HFSS-IE/MPIVendor'=PlatformComputing or 'HFSS/MPIVendor'=Intel 'HFSS-IE/MPIVendor'=Intel After the job is submitted, you can monitor the job using the HPC Job Manager. 11. Testing has shown that when using Windows Server 2012 with a Network installation, the head node should not be one of the computer nodes.

Troubleshooting Section I am getting an error message that mentions AnsoftRSMService. Is there a


problem with my installation? [error] Unable to locate or start COM engine on 'your_machine_name_here' : Unable to reach AnsoftRSMService. Check if the service is running and if the firewall allows communication Do not immediately assume there is a problem with RSM, especially if your_machine_name_here is your local machine. The message is stating that it cannot start the Com engine. This can be the result of a misspelled machine name or an issue with the firewall. Check these first. If the host machine is a remote machine (your_machine_name_here is a remote computer), there might be an issue with the RSM service on the remote computer. Check the RSM installation and registration on that machine.

Is there an easy way to test the computers in my Distributed Machine Configurations? 1. 2. 3. Select Distributed Machine Configurations. Click Edit, and select one or more machine names in the list on the Distributed Analysis Machines dialog. Click the Test Machines button. A set of tests will be run from the current machine to the selected machines that includes pinging the computer and checking the RSM availability.

When I attempt to simulate, I get the following error message:

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[error] The attempted launch of solvers via MPI failed while connecting to communication pipes. The probable cause is failure to install the vendor MPI on one or more machines or password authentication failure for MPI during the launch attempt. Followed by Unable to create child process: mpirun. Possible causes for the messages are:

MPI is not installed on one or more machines. The wrong version of MPI is installed on one or more machines. The password registration is incorrect on one or more machines. HFSS is not installed in the same location on all machines. HFSS user is not a registered user on the remote machines for a workgroup network. There is an issue with the firewall. [error] Distributing matrix solutions for domains, process mpirun error: Simulation directory creation failed for one or more MPI solvers. Check access privileges and disk space for the following:

When I attempt to simulate, I get the following error message:

This message means you do not have the correct privilege for the temp directory on one or more of the remote machines. In many cases the software uses the installation temp directory that is defined during the HFSS installation on the given machine. It is recommended that this directory be set for Everyone to have full Read/Write privileges on all machines.

My setup was working last week, but today I am getting a password authentication failure error. This error may occur if anything changed in your network configuration. The most common cause is your login password was changed as part of a periodic update for network security. If the passwords were registered for MPI, they need to be updated on all machines every time the login passwords are changed.

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Silent Installation

When you use ANSYS Electromagneticss silent installation feature, the software is installed on your computer with no windows appearing during the installation process. InstallShield suppresses all dialog boxes, including error messages and informational message boxes. To install ANSYS Electromagnetics software using a silent installation:

Obtain a license file for the software you are installing. Obtain and install a hardware key if necessary. On a representative machine, install the ANSYS Electromagnetics software once from the command prompt, as described in this chapter.

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Running the Silent Installation


To install ANSYS Electromagnetics software using a silent installation, you need to record a response file, and then use that file to install the software on other computers. To record a response file, you must install the software one time on one machine: 1. 2. 3. Open a Windows command prompt. Browse to the directory where setup.exe (full download) or the self-extracting executable (patch) is located. Type the following, and press Enter:

Full download: setup.exe -r -f1<.iss response file> Self-extracting patch: <path to patch .exe> -a -r -f1<path to iss response file>

4.

Follow the normal prompts for installation. Once complete, the iss response file will contain information that can be used to install the same product on other Windows machines.

To install the software on other computers running Windows, perform the following steps on each machine: 1. 2. 3. Open a Windows command prompt. Browse to the directory where setup.exe (full download) or the self-extracting executable (patch) is located. Type the following, and press Enter:

Full download: setup.exe -s -f1<.iss response file> -f2<path to log file>

Self-extracting patch: <path to patch .exe> -a -s -f1<path to iss response file> -f2<path to log file>

In silent mode, no confirmation windows of any kind are displayed. In this mode, InstallShield suppresses all dialog boxes, including error messages and informational message boxes. 4. To verify that the silent setup succeeded, open the setup.log file, and look at the ResultCode value in the [ResponseResult] section. If the value is zero, the installation was successful.

If a failure occurs in silent mode, Setup aborts just as if you clicked the Abort button in a wizard dialog box during a normal installation. In this case, an error is written to the log file.
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The installation typically fails for one of the following two reasons:

An invalid path was specified on the command line. There were differences in the dialog box sequences between the recorded response file and the current silent installation - for example, an additional message appearing during the playback due to differences in the two computer systems.

Silent Codes
Result Code 0 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 -8 -9 -10 -11 -12 -51 -52 -53 Description Success. General error. Invalid mode. Required data not found in the Setup.iss file. Not enough memory available. File does not exist. Cannot write to the response file. Unable to write to the log file. Invalid path to the InstallShield Silent response file. Not a valid list type (string or number). Data type is invalid. Unknown error during setup. Dialog boxes are out of order. Cannot create the specified folder. Cannot access the specified file or folder. Invalid option selected.

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License hostid

Software licenses for each module of ANSYS Electromagnetics products you purchased are contained in one or more license files provided by ANSYS. Each license file requires one or more license hostids, which are physical devices that contain a unique identification. License hostids are always required for the license server, and they may also be required for each machine running ANSYS software. Each supported operating system supports certain hostids: Operating System Windows Permitted hostids

The ethernet address of a network interface card (MAC address). Macrovision FLEXid parallel port hardware key. Macrovision FLEXid USB port hardware key. Disk serial number. To obtain the disk serial number, open a command prompt.

Linux

Type in vol <drive letter>:, for example vol C: The ethernet address of a network interface card (MAC address).

Solaris

Macrovision FLEXid USB port hardware key. Machine hostid

This utility will provide the disk id by default: http://www.ansys.com/Support/Licensing/Capture+License+Server+Information

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Network Interface Card


A network interface card is a physical device used to connect to a network (also known as an ethernet card). Each network interface card includes a unique ID that can be used as a license hostid. You can obtain an ethernet address to use as a valid license hostid. The method for doing so differs depending on whether you are running Windows or Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Windows
To obtain an ethernet address as a valid license hostid when running Microsoft Windows: 1. 2. 3. 4. If you are using a laptop, disconnect the laptop from the docking station if docked. Go to the command prompt. Type ipconfig /all, and press Enter. A listing of network interface cards is shown. For a valid network interface card, look for the Physical Address line. The ethernet address for that device is the value of the physical address, without dashes. Other types of adapters, including Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) adapters and the Microsoft Loopback Adapter, may be listed here. These are not valid for license hostids.

Note

Linux
To obtain an ethernet address as a valid license hostid when running Red Hat Enterprise Linux: 1. 2. 3. 4. If you are using a laptop, disconnect the laptop from the docking station if docked. Start a terminal session. Type ip addr (normally located in the /sbin directory) to see a listing of all active network devices. Devices with an ethernet address show a Link encap value of Ethernet. The ethernet address for each device is the value in the HWaddr field, without colons.

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Hardware Key
A Macrovision FLEXid hardware key may be provided to you by ANSYS Electromagnetics as your physical device. The license hostid of a hardware key is affixed to the hardware key itself. The hostid is a 17- to 21-character value that begins with FLEXID=.

Installing a Hardware Key on a Parallel Port


Multiple devices can be installed on a single parallel port. Macrovision FLEXid hardware key for a Parallel Port To install the hardware key on a parallel port: 1. Disconnect any devices attached to your main printer (parallel) port. 2. Attach the hardware key to the printer port. The holes on the top and/or bottom should remain empty. 3. Reconnect the other devices to the back end of the hardware key. The key should not interfere with them.

Installing a Hardware Key on a USB Port


Only a single device can be installed on each USB port. Macrovision FLEXid hardware key for a USB Port To install the hardware key on a USB port: 1. Attach the hardware key to the USB port. 2. If a prompt appears asking you to install or specify a driver, choose Cancel. The driver is automatically installed during either the software or FLEXlm for Ansoft license server installation. Once the operating system recognizes the hardware key, a red LED lights up inside the hardware key.

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Machine hostid
A machine hostid is present on most Unix machines, including Sun machines. To determine the hostid for a supported Unix machine, enter the following command: Sun Solaris hostid

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Index

Symbols
.lic file 2-2

C
changing license servers 6-4 closing the Ansoft License Utility 5-16 contents of product package 1-1

A
adding license files 5-12 Ansoft License Utility adding license files 5-12 closing 5-16 exporting license information 5-15 FLEXlm log file 5-14 installing 5-2 online help 5-16 removing license files 5-12 renaming license files 5-12 service manager settings 5-15 troubleshooting/debugging license problems 5-15 ANSYS Electromagnetics software installing 2-1 silent installation A-1 uninstalling 6-2 upgrading 6-2

D
debugging license problems 5-15 deleting service configuration 5-15 dongle installing 2-2

E
exporting license information 5-15

F
files .lic 2-2 FLEXlm daemon 1-2 FLEXlm for Ansoft license server 1-2 installing 5-2 Maintenance mode 6-6 removing 6-6 updating 6-6
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FLEXlm log file selecting 5-14 viewing 5-14

stopping 5-15

M
Maintenance mode FLEXlm for Ansoft 6-6 Modify 6-2 Remove 6-2 Repair 6-2 Modify Maintenance mode 6-2 modifying existing installation 6-2

H
hardware key installing 2-2

I
Installing Libraries 4-1 installing ANSYS Electromagnetics software 2-1 FLEXlm for Ansoft license server 5-2 hardware key 2-2 license options 5-2 silent installation A-1

O
online help for Ansoft License Utility 5-16 operating systems Windows 1-4

L
Libraries installation 4-1 modify,update,rrrepair, remove 4-1 license daemon 1-2 license files adding 5-12 counted 2-2 evaluation 2-2 exporting license information 5-15 purchased 2-2 receiving and preparing 2-2 removing 5-12 renaming 5-12 standard 2-2 troubleshooting/debugging problems 5-15 uncounted 2-2 license server 1-2 installing 5-2 license service manager deleting 5-15 saving 5-15 starting 5-15
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P
package contents 1-1 prerequisites to installation 1-1, B-1 license file 1-2 TCP/IP 1-3 product package 1-1

R
RAM requirements Windows 1-4 Remove Maintenance mode 6-2 removing license files 5-12 removing software 6-2 removing the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server 6-6 renaming license files 5-12 Repair Maintenance mode 6-2

S
saving service configuration 5-15 selecting new license file 6-2

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ANSYS Electromagnetics Windows Installation Guide

service manager settings 5-15 silent installation A-1 software installing 2-1 silent installation A-1 uninstalling 6-2 upgrading 6-2 starting license manager service on power up 515 stopping license manager service 5-15 system requirements Windows 1-4

T
TCP/IP 1-3 troubleshooting license problems 5-15

U
uninstalling ANSYS Electromagnetics software 6-2 updating a software license 6-4 updating license file 6-2 updating the FLEXlm for Ansoft license server 6-6 upgrading software 6-2

V
video drivers recommended 1-4

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ANSYS Electromagnetics Suite 15.0 - SAS IP, Inc. All rights reserved. - Contains proprietary and confidential information of ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates.

ANSYS Electromagnetics Windows Installation Guide

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ANSYS Electromagnetics Suite 15.0 - SAS IP, Inc. All rights reserved. - Contains proprietary and confidential information of ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates.