Monitor Network License Manager
This topic describes several utilities that you can use to manage the network license
manager. For detailed information about these utilities, see the License
Administration Guide, included in PDF format in your MATLAB® installation
LMTOOLS is available for Windows® computers only. All operating systems can use the command line utilities.
Using LMTOOLS (Windows Only)
On Windows computers, FlexNet® Publisher licensing includes a tool, called LMTOOLS. Using LMTOOLS, you can perform many license management tasks, such as:
Get the status of the network license manager.
Start and stop the network license manager.
Configure the network license manager as a service.
To illustrate, the following example shows how to use LMTOOLS to see the current status of the network license manager:
Start LMTOOLS by double-clicking the
lmtools.exefile in the
matlabrootis your MATLAB installation folder and
is a platform-specific subfolder, such as
Select the Server Status tab.
Click the Perform Status Enquiry button. LMTOOLS displays the same information as if you had entered the command
lmutil lmstat -a.
Using Command-Line Utilities
FlexNet licensing includes a set of license management utilities that you can use to start, stop, and monitor the network license manager.
On Windows computers, FlexNet packages all the utilities in a single, command-line executable called
lmutil.exe. This program is available in the
matlabroot is your MATLAB installation folder and
$ARCH is a
platform-specific subfolder, such as
win64. For example, to run a
status check of the network license manager, open a DOS command window and run
lmstat as an
lmutil lmstat -a -c "C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2021b\etc\license.dat"
-a option requests a verbose listing. You must also include
-c option to specify the license file to use. You must use
this option with every
lmutil option. If your installation path
contains spaces, enclose the path in quotes. The following listing is a portion of
the information returned.
lmutil - Copyright (c) 1989-2014 Flexera Software Inc. All Rights Reserved. Flexible License Manager status on Tue 11/5/2014 10:11 [Detecting lmgrd processes...] License server status: 27000@ah-jcustomer License File(s) on customerj: C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2021b\etc\license.dat: customerj: license server UP (MASTER) v.11.9 Vendor daemon status (on ah-jcustomer): MLM: UP v11.9 Feature usage info: Users of MATLAB: (Total of 5 licenses available) Users of SIMULINK: (Total of 5 licenses available) Users of Control_Toolbox: (Total of 5 licenses available) Users of Identification_Toolbox: (Total of 5 licenses available).
To view a list of all the utilities in the
To get help for a particular utility, type the name of the utility with the
-h option, as in the following example:
lmutil lmstat -h
On Linux and macOS computers, these license management utilities are individual
executables, available in the
example, to view the status of the network license manager, use the
lmstat utility, as follows:
lmstat -a lmutil - Copyright (c) 1989-2016 Flexera Software Inc. All Rights Reserved. Flexible License Manager status on Fri 11/4/2016 10:11 License server status: 27000@ah-jcustomer License File(s) on customerj: /user/local/MATLAB/R2021b/etc/license.dat: customerj: license server UP (MASTER) v.11.9 Vendor daemon status (on customerj): MLM: UP v11.9 Feature usage info: Users of MATLAB: (Total of 5 licenses available) Users of SIMULINK: (Total of 5 licenses available)
To get help for a particular utility, use the
-h option, as in
the following example:
The following table lists the names of the most useful license management tools included.
Diagnose license checkout problems.
Shut down all license daemons (both
Make the network license manager reread the license file and start any new vendor daemons.
When you use
Display the status of all network licensing activities.
Switch to another report log file.
Determine the version of a library or binary file.
This topic lists the copyright owners of content used in the network license manager vendor daemon.
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