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The Node locked Trusted Storage license model is the default license model for product evaluations and training courses, as well as customers with a single license.

 

This licensing model is well suited for customers who do not need to share the license between computers. This model does not require the FlexNet license manager.

 

This type of license is activated using an 8 digit Activation Code.

Example: A1B2-XY89

 

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Notes

Administrator access is required.

This license can not be accessed by other computers connected to the same network.  

This license can only be used by one user at a time.

This is the default license model for product trials and training courses.

License can be transferred between computers up to three times in a year.

Not available for Linux operating systems.

FlexNet license manager is not required.

Contents

Product installation

License activation

Offline license activation

License availability

Transferring license

Deactivate license

oOffline deactivation

 


FlexNet license manager is not required.

Product installation

Please install the Product according to your Operating System from here: Installation Manual

Online license activation

This is the most convenient and recommended activation method if an active Internet connection is available. The activation is processed almost immediately, allowing for use of the product right after.

Note

If your license entitlement includes multiple products under one activation code, you only need to activate the license once.

Example:

Primary contact: Lumerical

Product: FDTD Solutions - Trial License, Quota: 1

Product: MODE Solutions - Trial License, Quota: 1

Product: INTERCONNECT - Trial License, Quota: 1

Start date: 2017-11-28

End date: 2017-12-29

Activation code: 1234-WXYZ

Activating the above code on FDTD solution's configure license utility, will allow the other products, MODE Solutions and INTERCONNECT to access the same license.

Node license online activation procedure

Activating a Node Trusted Storage license is processed using the 'Configure Product License' utility.

1.Launching the product immediately after successful installation will bring up a message prompt similar to the following. Clicking Yes will launch the the product configuration utility.

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2.Select the Node Locked tab

3.Select "Online Mode" from the Activation Mode radio button.

4.Enter the eight-character activation code (including hyphen " - ") from the license notification email received.

5.Click Activate. The utility will authenticate the license with the activation server. This may take several minutes, depending on the network connection, during which time the utility may appear inactive.

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The 'configure product license' utility can also be launched manually:

Windows: Start -> All Programs -> Lumerical -> <PRODUCT> -> Configure license

Mac OS: Applications/Lumerical/<PRODUCT>/License Configure

* Replace <Product> with the Lumerical Product you are using. i.e. FDTD, MODE, DEVICE or INTERCONNECT

Offline license activation

IMPORTANT !

Offline activation is only available for Purchased Licenses. Trial and Workshop license must be activated using the online method.

 

This is an alternative method of activating Node trusted storage license if the machine where the license is going to be activated does not have an Internet connection.

Note

If your license entitlement includes multiple products under one activation code, you only need to activate the license once.

Example:

Primary contact: Lumerical

Product: FDTD Solutions - Trial License, Quota: 1

Product: MODE Solutions - Trial License, Quota: 1

Product: INTERCONNECT - Trial License, Quota: 1

Product: Automation API - Trial License, Quota: 1

Start date: 2017-11-28

End date*: 2017-12-29

Activation code: 1234-WXYZ

Activating the above code on FDTD solution's configure license utility, will allow the other products, MODE Solutions and INTERCONNECT to access the same license.

Node license offline activation procedure

1.Open the License Configuration utility

Windows: Start -> All Programs -> Lumerical -> <PRODUCT> -> Configure license

Mac OS: Applications/Lumerical/<PRODUCT>/License Configure

* Replace <Product> with the Lumerical Product you are using. i.e. FDTD, MODE, DEVICE or INTERCONNECT

2.Select the Node Locked tab

3.Select "Offline Mode" from the Activation Mode radio button.

Offline mode

4.Enter the eight-character activation code (including hyphen " - ") from the license notification email received.

5.Click Activate

6.A "Save File" dialog box will appear, select a location where you wish to save the Activation Request.

RequestXML

6.Send the request XML file to install@lumerical.com.

7.When you receive the responseXML.xml file from Lumerical, save the file.

8.Open the License Configuration utility.

9.Click Browse and select the file.

ResponseXML

10. Once the file is selected, the license activation process will complete (this may take a few minutes to complete).

License availability

When launching the software, an error message will indicate if the license is currently in use or not.

Transferring the license

Although node-locked licenses are intended to be used on one selected workstation, the case may come up where we need to transfer the product for use on another workstation. This is to accommodate certain circumstances, such as hardware failure, installation troubleshooting, workstation upgrade, etc. This is not intended for use as a portability option (there are other licensing models better suited for this). Trusted storage licenses can be deactivated 3 times in a year.

 

NOTE: This procedure can be used to safely protect and reactivate your product if you should need to re-install the operating system on the same workstation as well.

Part 1 - Deactivate your license

Online Deactivation Method

Launch the Configure License Utility:

Windows: Start-> All Programs-> Lumerical-> <PRODUCT>-> Configure license

Mac OS: Applications/Lumerical/<PRODUCT>/License Configure

* Replace <Product> with the Lumerical Product you are using. i.e. FDTD, MODE, DEVICE or INTERCONNECT

1.Verify the Node Locked tab is selected, then choose the Licenses tab:

2.Then select the license listed and click the Deactivate button. This will remove the license from the listing and free it up.

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Offline Deactivation Method

IMPORTANT!

Offline deactivation is only available for Paid Licenses. Trial and Workshop licenses must be activated using the online method.

 

Launch the Configure License Utility:

Windows: Start-> All Programs-> Lumerical-> <PRODUCT>-> Configure license

Mac OS: Applications/Lumerical/<PRODUCT>/License Configure

* Replace <Product> with the Lumerical Product you are using. i.e. FDTD, MODE, DEVICE or INTERCONNECT

 

1.Verify the Node Locked tab is selected, then go to the Activate tab

2.Select the Offline Mode option

Offline Mode

3.Goto the Licenses Tab

4.Then select the license listed that you want to deactivate and click the Deactivate button

5.Save the requestXML file and send to Lumerical Support

Save file

6.Your license status will become Unknown, Disabled.

7.Once the responseXML file is received from Lumerical, go to the Activate Tab and click on Browse to upload the responseXML file you got from Lumerical.

Upload responseXML file

8.This will remove the license from the list and free it up.

Part 2 - Activate your license

(Please see Activating your license section above)

See also:

Node license installation video demonstration

 

You may find additional useful information in the Advanced configuration chapter.

 

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