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License server issues ...NX 10.2 Nastran gets license, NX Nastran 11.0.2 does not

Solution Partner Experimenter Solution Partner Experimenter
Solution Partner Experimenter

We have a Siemens PLM license server running on a remote Windows 10 machine. We are running Windows clients.

 

The license server is

LMGRD Version: v11.15.0.0 build 215548 x64_n6 ( build 215548 (ipv6))

 

NX Nastran 11.0.2 does not  run with the following error message

 

 09:44:55  License File(s): 28000@sdiwor004

....
 09:44:56  NX NASTRAN Authorization Information - Server not Available
 09:44:56  ----------------------------------------------------------
 09:44:56  Could not check out license for module: NX Nastran Basic
 09:44:56  The license server could be down

 

However NX Nastran 10.2 on the same machine runs just fine

 

 13:35:19  License File(s): 28000@sdiwor004

...
 13:35:20  NX NASTRAN Authorization Information - Checkout Successful
 13:35:20  ----------------------------------------------------------
 13:35:20  License for module NX Nastran Basic checked out successfully

 

The license server log shows **nothing** when 11.0.2 tries to get a license, but of course shows OUT: and IN: when 10.2 gets a license.

 

I would suspect firewall issues but why would one NX NASTRAN version run , and not another?

 

Any suggestions??

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Re: License server issues ...NX 10.2 Nastran gets license, NX Nastran 11.0.2 does not

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Siemens Phenom

What is the version of the license server (NOT the lmgrd version)?

 

The license server and license file must be updated every release. The licensing is backwards compatible (NXN 11 licenses will enable NXN 11, NXN 10, NXN 9, ... products) but not forward compatible (NXN 11 products will not run with a NXN 10 license server).

 

License server versions are:

 

NXN Version

SPLM Common License Server version

10.0

6.4.2

11.0

8.0.0

12.0

8.2.1

Re: License server issues ...NX 10.2 Nastran gets license, NX Nastran 11.0.2 does not

Solution Partner Experimenter Solution Partner Experimenter
Solution Partner Experimenter

lmgrd is the license server, if you are referring to the license daemon, it is

 8:04:02 (lmgrd) Starting vendor daemons ...
 8:04:02 (lmgrd) Started ugslmd (pid 7876)
 8:04:02 (ugslmd) FlexNet Licensing version v11.15.0.0 build 215548 x64_n6

The "Version.txt" file in C:\Program Files\Siemens\PLMLicenseServer is ....

Siemens PLM License Server
9.0.1.4

 

And I am fully aware that license servers/daemons are only backwards compatible  - the license server is the, I think,  latest one and so should be able to serve licences to NX NASTRAN 11

 

The license file was created in August 2018.

Re: License server issues ...NX 10.2 Nastran gets license, NX Nastran 11.0.2 does not

Solution Partner Experimenter Solution Partner Experimenter
Solution Partner Experimenter

I found the solution ... I installed NX NASTRAN 12.0.2. It runs fine with the license server. So it's quite a mystery what the problem is with NX 11.