How do I activate a new FLEXnet Floating License on the Geneious Floating License Manager?

If you are using the Geneious Floating License Manager (FLM) and have upgraded your floating license and received a new license key, you can install it as detailed below.

Ideally all Geneious users should quit prior to performing the following procedure.  However, if any users are connected to the FLM when this procedure is performed they will not be affected by the update as Geneious will automatically pick up a new seat when it checks in with the restarted FLM.  If there is a delay in restarting the FLM with a new license the Geneious clients may revert to restricted mode.  However, any running operations will still complete and save.

Please refer the Geneious Floating License Manager User Guide for detailed instructions for your operating system.

This procedure requires administrator privileges.  On Windows you must open the Command Prompt as an administrator by right-clicking on the Command Prompt icon and choosing "Run as Administrator".  On Mac or Linux, some commands must be prefaced with "sudo", enter your administrator password when requested.

 

1. Open the Terminal (MacOS and Linux) or Command Prompt (Windows) program and use the "cd" command to navigate to the Geneious Floating License Manager installation directory.

Windows:  cd "C:\Program Files\Geneious Floating License Manager"

Linux:   cd /opt/GeneiousFloatingLicenseManager

MacOS:  cd "/Applications/Geneious Floating License Manager"

 

2. Release your old license with the command:

floatingLicenseManager -release
[-proxyHost <proxy host> -proxyPort <proxy port>]
[-proxyUserid <proxy userid> -proxyHost <proxy userid>]
(Note the proxy settings are optional - if you do not use a proxy server then do not use these options)

Windows:  floatingLicenseManager -release

Linux & MacOS:   sudo ./floatingLicenseManager -release

 

3.  Apply your new license key using the command:

floatingLicenseManager -activate -activationID <activation ID>
[-proxyHost <proxy host> -proxyPort <proxy port> [-proxyUserid <proxy userid> -proxyPassword <proxy password>]]

(Replace <activation ID> with your floating license key, again, the proxy settings are optional - if you do not use a proxy server then do not use these options)

Windows:  floatingLicenseManager -activate -activationID <activation ID>

Linux & MacOS:  sudo ./floatingLicenseManager -activate -activationID <activation ID>

 

4. Restart (stop then start) the FLM process to ensure that the new license is served.

Windows:

sc stop geneiouslm

sc start geneiouslm

 

Linux:

sudo service geneiouslm stop

sudo service geneiouslm start

 

MacOS:

sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.biomatters.geneiouslm.plist

sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.biomatters.geneiouslm.plist

 

 

 

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