This article shows how to set up and configure the Autodesk Network License Manager on a Mac.
- OS X El Capitan
- macOS Sierra
- macOS High Sierra
- macOS Mojave
For the Autodesk Network License Manager system requirements for Mac operating system see:
System Requirements for the Network License Manager
- Download Autodesk Network License Manager version 184.108.40.206 for Mac
- Download the nlm220.127.116.11_ipv4_ipv6_mac_universal.tar.gz file to the Desktop.
- To install the Autodesk Network License Manager:
- Double click on nlm18.104.22.168_ipv4_ipv6_mac_universal.tar.gz to unpack the installer package.
- After unpacking nlm22.214.171.124_ipv4_ipv6_mac_universal.pkg, will be /Downloads/adlm/FLEXnet folder.
- Double click on nlm126.96.36.199_ipv4_ipv6_mac_universal.pkg to start installation and follow the installation wizard.
- The license server will be installed in /usr/local/flexnetserver/ directory.
- Change permissions for /usr/local/flexnetserver/ directory to 777
- Open Terminal (located in /Applications/Utilities/Terminal) and enter the following command:
sudo chmod -R 777 /usr/local/flexnetserver
- Note: Administrator password may be asked. While typing no characters are shown, just type out the password and hit return key.
- Note: To start the license server only with elevated permissions (using sudo command), change permissions to 755 instead of 777.
- Create /usr/local/flexnetserver/licenses directory for network license file location
sudo mkdir /usr/local/flexnetserver/licenses
- Find the license server Host Name and Host ID.
- Generate the Network License File in the Autodesk Account (video tutorial).
- Once the license file is generated, make sure it has a .lic extension (e.g. adsk_license.lic) and is in a plain text format (How to create a plain text file using TextEdit on a Mac.) and place it in /usr/local/flexnetserver/licenses directory
adsk_license.lic as network license file name. Feel free to change the actual name of the license file, but make sure to reflect the new name when using the commands below.
- Create a debug.log file in the /usr/local/flexnetserver/ directory using the following command:
- To start the Network License Server use the following command:
/usr/local/flexnetserver/lmgrd -c /usr/local/flexnetserver/licenses/adsk_license.lic -l /usr/local/flexnetserver/debug.log
/usr/local/flexnetserver/ are set to
775, then use
sudo command to start the server. For example:
sudo /usr/local/flexnetserver/lmgrd -c /usr/local/flexnetserver/licenses/adsk_license.lic -l /usr/local/flexnetserver/debug.log
- To obtain license server status enquiry:
/usr/local/flexnetserver/lmutil lmstat -a -c /usr/local/flexnetserver/licenses/adsk_license.lic
- To stop the license server:
/usr/local/flexnetserver/lmutil lmdown -q -force
- Alternatively, run ps command to obtain process ids for lmgrd and adskflex and then kill those processes:
ps -ax | grep lmgrd ps -ax | grep adskflex kill -9
- (provide process ids obtained by previous commands individually)
To start the license server automatically after the system reboot, check these articles:
- How to automatically start a network license server on Mac
- How to Configure the OSX Network License Manager via GUI to Start Automatically
A step-by-step video tutorial can be found here below.
- How to change the assigned ports on an Autodesk license server and client
- How to point multi-user licensed Autodesk products to a new license server
- How to set up the Autodesk Network License Manager on Linux
- How to set up the Autodesk Network License Manager on Windows
- Licensing error – Network License Not Available – Error [0.0.0]
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