Verify the License File

Altair supports two kinds of licensing:
  • Altair Keyfile - read directly by vovserver, with hostid of the NChost
  • Reprise License Manager (RLM) - provides floating licenses, with hostid of the license server host

A keyfile license contains a comment section and encrypted data representing the features. It should be placed in the .swd of the corresponding vovserver, or in the following location:

$VOVDIR/local/license.{nc,lm}.key

  1. Verify your keyfile license information by using the command vovreadlicutil:
    % vovreadlicutil -p nc -P 6271 -f $VOVDIR/local/license.nc.key
    License file: $VOVDIR/local/license.key
    Primary host: alpaca
        -----------------------------------------
        -- VOV License  Key  Information --
    
        License Number:  201104281356
        VovVersion:      2020.01
    
        Product:     nc
        Licensed to: Altair Engineering 
        For host id: MAC:00:d0:b7:75:b9:19
        For host:    panther
        For port:    6339
        Feature:     ALL
        License for: 6 slots
        StartDate:   Wed Apr 27 22:00:00 2019
        Expiration:  Sat Dec 31 21:00:00 2021
        -----------------------------------------
        (license information)
    vovreadlicutil displays the license information of the license file specified by the -f option, with respect to the product and port number.
  2. View the license file itself.
    % more $VOVDIR/../../vnc/vnc.swd/license.key
    #    -----------------------------------
    #    -- VOV License  Key  Information --
    #    License S/N: 201104281356 
    #    VovVersion:  2020.1
    #    Product:     nc
    #    Licensed to: Altair - Engineering 
    #    For host id: MAC:00:14:2a:38:80:5b
    #    For host:    croc
    #    For port:    0
    #    License for: 6 slots
    #    StartDate:   Wed Apr 27 22:00:00 2019
    #    Expiration:  Sat Dec 31 21:00:00 2021
    #    -----------------------------------
    #
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