How to configure a Concurrent License Server for both 6.1 and 2013-2015 applications
Version 2015 GeoMedia applications use a new version of Flex LM licensing managed by software (Intergraph Licensing 11.11.1) delivered by Hexagon Geospatial. The new Intergraph Licensing software provides a License Administration interface for creating, setting up and managing the 2015 license service(s). Your old version 6.1 license service cannot support running the 2015 licenses, however, it is possible to manually configure a newer 2015 License Server to also serve 6.1 licenses via a separate service (i.e. The same server can host both a 2015 license service as well as a service for the 6.1 licenses).
There are two workflows to consider for serving the 2015 licenses.
· Workflow A: Use a Separate License Servers:
You can setup a separate machine (physical or virtual) to serve the 2015 or later licenses. This allows you to avoid the temporary shut down and reconfiguration of the 6.1 license service. While using a separate machine to serve the 2015 licenses is easy to setup, it does mean that each client machine would have to be configured to see desired license server(s). For example each client machine could be setup so the registry setting for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\FlexLM license manager, INGR_LICENSE_FILE key points to one or more servers: @SERVER_NAME_A;@SERVER_NAME_B
Where server A is the name for the 2015 or later license server and server B is the name of the version 6.1 license server.
· Workflow B: Use the Same License Server for Both 6.1 and 2015:
This workflow requires a bit more work to setup the license server, but it allows you to avoid having to make any changes to existing 6.1 client machines.
Remove the old 6.1 Service
Configure the 2015 Service
Add 6.1 Service