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Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎01-11-2011

Vivado 2017.3 Licensing Changes

We are very excited to announce the release of Vivado 2017.3 – packed with many features.

 

You can download Vivado 2017.3 release from Xilinx’s download page and refer to the following user guide for more details on what’s new in Vivado 2017.3 release - UG973: What’s new, Licensing and Installation

 

In this release of Vivado we are introducing some changes for licensing that we would like to bring to your attention.

 

Vivado 2017.3 Licensing Changes:

 

  1. Flex licensing management tools have been upgraded to 11.14.1 version. Some key points to note are:

 

  • If you are using floating licenses then you must upgrade licensing utilities to Flex 11.14.1 - licensing utilities can be found on the download page of www.xilinx.com
  • If your license file is under one year old then it should work with Vivado 2017.3 after you upgrade the licensing utilities
  • Vivado 2017.3 will be the last release that will support licensing utilities for Flex 11.14.1 for Solaris operating systems
  • We will continue to support licensing utilities for Windows and Linux operating systems

 

  1. Activation licensing support has been removed

 

  • Starting with Vivado 2017.3 release – activation licensing support has been removed
  • All the features supported by activation licensing are discontinued including license borrowing
  • Existing activation licenses (starting in 2016.3) have been replaced with certificate based licenses that can be accessed from www.xilinx.com/getlicense

 

  1. USB Dongle Drivers

 

  • Using USB dongles for licensing will require you to install drivers on windows

Please refer to AR#47132 for more details on how to install USB dongle drivers on windows.

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Visitor akugel
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Re: Vivado 2017.3 Licensing Changes

Xilinx daemon doesn't start after upgrading FlexLM:

 

12:40:56 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) ===============================================
12:40:56 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) === LMGRD ===
12:40:56 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) Start-Date: Thu Oct 12 2017 12:40:56 Mitteleurop?ische Sommerzeit
12:40:56 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) PID: 2924
12:40:56 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) LMGRD Version: v11.14.1.0 build 194335 i86_n3 ( build 194335 (ipv6))
12:40:56 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@)
12:40:56 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) === Network Info ===
12:40:56 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) Listening port: 2100
12:40:56 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@)
12:40:56 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) === Startup Info ===
12:40:56 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) Is LS run as a service: Yes
12:40:56 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) Server Configuration: Single Server
12:40:56 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) Command-line options used at LS startup: -c C:\Licenses\Xilinx_ziti_2017.lic -l C:\Licenses\Xilinx.log -z -s
12:40:56 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) License file(s) used:  C:\Licenses\Xilinx_ziti_2017.lic
12:40:56 (lmgrd) (@lmgrd-SLOG@) ===============================================
12:40:56 (lmgrd) SLOG: FNPLS-INTERNAL-VL1-4096
12:40:56 (lmgrd) Starting vendor daemons ...
12:40:56 (lmgrd) Starting vendor daemon at port 1188
12:40:56 (lmgrd) Using vendor daemon port 1188 specified in license file
12:40:56 (lmgrd) Started xilinxd (pid 2164)
12:41:01 (lmgrd) xilinxd exited with status 53 (this status is reserved but will never be generated)
12:41:01 (lmgrd) Since this is an unknown status, license server
12:41:01 (lmgrd) manager (lmgrd) will attempt to re-start the vendor daemon.
12:41:01 (lmgrd) Starting vendor daemon at port 1188
12:41:01 (lmgrd) Using vendor daemon port 1188 specified in license file
12:41:01 (lmgrd) REStarted xilinxd (pid 944)
12:41:06 (lmgrd) xilinxd exited with status 53 (this status is reserved but will never be generated)
12:41:06 (lmgrd) Since this is an unknown status, license server

... many more of this ....
12:44:04 (lmgrd) Starting vendor daemon at port 1188
12:44:04 (lmgrd) Using vendor daemon port 1188 specified in license file
12:44:04 (lmgrd) REStarted xilinxd (pid 1388)
12:44:09 (lmgrd) xilinxd exited with status 53 (this status is reserved but will never be generated)
12:44:09 (lmgrd) Please correct problem and restart daemons

 

Any clues?

The "never generated status" apparently is generated though ...

 

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Registered: ‎06-14-2010

Re: Vivado 2017.3 Licensing Changes

Hello @akugel,

 

Please note that this error (“xilinxd exited with status 53”) is typically seen on Windows license servers where the license utilities were downloaded separately and Vivado is not installed.

This error can occur if the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable libraries are not installed on the Windows machine.

 

Please note that the 11.14.1.0 license utilities require that the machine have the 2015 Microsoft Redistributables installed before running. 

This is normally provided as part of the Vivado install, however if/as you are setting up a floating server outside of Vivado, you can obtain the redistributables from Microsoft:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

 

Therefore, can you please obtain the redistributables from Microsoft link above and installed this on the server and then stop and start the server again and then see the output, as this should fix this issue.

 

Please try the above and let me know the output.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Kind Regards,

Anatoli

Kind Regards,
Anatoli Curran,
Xilinx Technical Support
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Visitor akugel
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Registered: ‎06-25-2009

Re: Vivado 2017.3 Licensing Changes

Thanks, works OK after installing the VS runtime.

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Re: Vivado 2017.3 Licensing Changes

I have installed 2017.3. I have also installed the drivers and copied the DLLs as outlined in AR# 47132. The Vivado License manager does not see the FLEXID dongle ID. However, my previous installation of ISE 14.6 does still see it. The operating systems is Windows 7, and I have re-booted the system (several times!). The device manager confirms that the driver version for the dongle on USB is 7.50.0.0, which is, I think, what comes from AR# 47132. So how should I proceed?

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Visitor virtex
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Registered: ‎09-11-2008

Re: Vivado 2017.3 Licensing Changes

I  just posted that we had problems with the LMtools creating the service with the wrong account.  it used the "network system" account instead of the "system" account ,   service wouldn't start using the "Network System" account.  We had to manully change the account ins the service to get it to run.    just and FYI.     I guess the permissions are different between the two account on the server.

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Registered: ‎02-16-2018

Re: Vivado 2017.3 Licensing Changes

Hi,

 

Since the support for activation based license has been discontinued. WIll the borrowing features in certificate based license be enabled?.

 

 

 

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Registered: ‎06-14-2010

Re: Vivado 2017.3 Licensing Changes

Hello @kailashprakash,

 

Currently licensing borrowing isn't support with CB licensing.

 

Based on why I'm aware of, there was something in the roadmap for certificate license borrowing, but I haven't heard anything about it. So if that's going to happen, won't be soon.

 

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,
Anatoli Curran,
Xilinx Technical Support
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Re: Vivado 2017.3 Licensing Changes

Is License Queuing available with version 2017?

 

 

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