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Floating License Considerations

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Refer to Installing The License Server for more detailed information on how to setup the floating license services and starting and stopping and configuring them.

In a floating license installation one machine of the network needs to have the PixarLicenseServer installed and running. Each workstation that is to use the license must have continuous network connectivity to this machine. There are several ways that each workstation can be directed to the license server machine. Choose which method best on which fits into your environment:

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The LicenseApp tool is aware of all of these methods of finding the license server so it is a good way to test and monitor the status of a license from any workstation. It is designed to be helpful to diagnose situations such as you have PIXAR_LICENSE_FILE set but to a file that is unreadable or the license server is not reachable via the network.

Refer to Installing The License Server for more detailed information on how to setup the floating license services and starting and stopping and configuring them.