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    JOB - Facility move & ongoing support - Soho, London
    posted by Paul Simpson on Sept. 7, 2016, 1:40 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Hi good SSA Gurus,

    Realise Studio and Finish TV have got hitched and are moving in together.

    We are looking for an experienced linux guru to help us with the move and gradual and phased mating of the two tech infrastructures. He/she will need extensive knowledge in:
    - Core services / DNS / DCHP / networking (HP procurve)
    - Linux / Centos 7.2
    - Saltstack
    - VM infrastructure
    - Bonus if knowledge of gridengine
    - Excellent communication skills / ability to work in production environment

    We're looking for a hands-on problem solver who's up for a challenge. The position would suit a freelance who is looking for ongoing work - as we're also opening another office on another continent.

    Please get in touch if you're interested and would like to know more.

    Regards,

    Paul
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    Hi good SSA Gurus,

    Realise Studio and Finish TV have got hitched and are moving in together.

    We are looking for an experienced linux guru to help us with the move and gradual and phased mating of the two tech infrastructures. He/she will need extensive knowledge in:
    - Core services / DNS / DCHP / networking (HP procurve)
    - Linux / Centos 7.2
    - Saltstack
    - VM infrastructure
    - Bonus if knowledge of gridengine
    - Excellent communication skills / ability to work in production environment

    We're looking for a hands-on problem solver who's up for a challenge. The position would suit a freelance who is looking for ongoing work - as we're also opening another office on another continent.

    Please get in touch if you're interested and would like to know more.

    Regards,

    Paul

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    Buying cage nuts in Culver city
    posted by Rory Falloon on Sept. 7, 2016, 2:35 p.m. (1 day ago)
    hey, what's my best option for buying cage nuts in Culver and surrounding area.. ideally a store front. Thanks! Sent from my overpriced iPhone *6* To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    hey, what's my best option for buying cage nuts in Culver and surrounding area.. ideally a store front. Thanks! Sent from my overpriced iPhone *6* To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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  • 09/07/16--13:25: grabbing vray license usage
  • grabbing vray license usage
    posted by Jeff Klug on Sept. 7, 2016, 4:25 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Does anyone have a script to grab current v-ray license usage summary and spit out numbers that I can index and pull into something like grafana?

    Seems silly that we likely all write our own scripts to format output, scrape html pages, etc.. to do the same things over and over. Re-inventing the wheel each time.

    We oughta have a shared script repository for things like this.

    ..or maybe we do somewhere and I just don't know about it?

    JK

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    Does anyone have a script to grab current v-ray license usage summary and spit out numbers that I can index and pull into something like grafana?

    Seems silly that we likely all write our own scripts to format output, scrape html pages, etc.. to do the same things over and over. Re-inventing the wheel each time.

    We oughta have a shared script repository for things like this.

    ..or maybe we do somewhere and I just don't know about it?

    JK


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  • 09/08/16--06:55: oops.
  • oops.
    posted by Saham Ali on Sept. 8, 2016, 9:55 a.m. (1 day ago)
    Hey guys,
    Stupid question
    I forgot the Studiosysadmins login username, but not finding a way to "retrieve username" only reset password.
    Any ideas?



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    Hey guys,
    Stupid question
    I forgot the Studiosysadmins login username, but not finding a way to "retrieve username" only reset password.
    Any ideas?




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    Vray License server reliabilty (CentOS .2.1511)
    posted by Pete Forde on Sept. 8, 2016, 5:40 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Good afternoon

    Anyone having/had any issues with vray license server. With have jumped through hoops for these guys and still the service is not reliable. we have moved the server from VM to dedicated hardware but still have issues. any help much appreciated.

    Pete

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    Pete Forde
    Senior System Administrator
    Bardel Entertainment Inc.

    Tel:(604) 669-5589ext
    1636

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    Good afternoon

    Anyone having/had any issues with vray license server. With have jumped through hoops for these guys and still the service is not reliable. we have moved the server from VM to dedicated hardware but still have issues. any help much appreciated.

    Pete

    --

    Pete Forde
    Senior System Administrator
    Bardel Entertainment Inc.

    Tel:(604) 669-5589ext
    1636


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  • 09/09/16--10:10: Friday - Humorous
  • Friday - Humorous
    posted by Brian Krusic on Sept. 9, 2016, 1:10 p.m. (1 day ago)
    So I get marketing emails from ppl al the time.

    This one was particularly funny;

    Hi %First_name%

    I've been trying to reach you for the last few weeks via email and we haven't been able to connect

    I'm concerned that perhaps I have offended you with my persistence.

    At any rate, hence forth I am known as %First_name% so please refer to me as such.

    - Brian

    A good day is when no one shows up...
    and you don't have to go anywhere."

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    So I get marketing emails from ppl al the time.

    This one was particularly funny;

    Hi %First_name%

    I've been trying to reach you for the last few weeks via email and we haven't been able to connect

    I'm concerned that perhaps I have offended you with my persistence.

    At any rate, hence forth I am known as %First_name% so please refer to me as such.

    - Brian

    A good day is when no one shows up...
    and you don't have to go anywhere."


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  • 09/09/16--10:45: Used Isilon Values
  • Used Isilon Values
    posted by Jose Arrendondo on Sept. 9, 2016, 1:45 p.m. (1 day ago)

    First post hope this goes right,

     

    Does anyone on the board have a guess on the value of used Isilon Equipment. What is anyone on the board willing to pay.

     

    4x X400 36TB

    4x 36000x 36TB

    10x X400-96TB+1.6TBSSD

     

     

    Thanks

    Jose Arrendondo

    Sony DADC

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    First post hope this goes right,

     

    Does anyone on the board have a guess on the value of used Isilon Equipment. What is anyone on the board willing to pay.

     

    4x X400 36TB

    4x 36000x 36TB

    10x X400-96TB+1.6TBSSD

     

     

    Thanks

    Jose Arrendondo

    Sony DADC


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  • 09/13/16--07:00: AErender and Creative Cloud
  • AErender and Creative Cloud
    posted by Saham Ali on Sept. 13, 2016, 10 a.m. (4 days ago)
    So, back in the day I used to be able to just copy the AE install folder to a network path, and run AErender.exe no licensing needed.

    Seems to be no longer the case it seems.

    How is everyone tackling this issue on large farm deployments?


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    So, back in the day I used to be able to just copy the AE install folder to a network path, and run AErender.exe no licensing needed.

    Seems to be no longer the case it seems.

    How is everyone tackling this issue on large farm deployments?



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    Single AC or single fibre link - which would you choose?
    posted by Andrew Klaassen on Sept. 14, 2016, 11:50 a.m. (3 days ago)

    Let's say you have a budget situation which allows you to pick one of the two following options for your primary file server: Option 1. Use your internal server room, which gives you redundant network links from your primary file server to your switch, but which has sprinklers in the ceiling and (because of budget) you'll only be able to afford the installation of a single, commercial A/C unit. Option 2. Use the colo datacentre across the street, which has top-notch air conditioning, fire suppression, etc., but you'd only get a single dedicated fibre link from your primary fileserver to your network. Which would you choose? Sprinklers and non-redundant A/C, or a single fibre line under the street from your primary file server to your network? Assume that cost is equal. Andrew To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    Let's say you have a budget situation which allows you to pick one of the two following options for your primary file server: Option 1. Use your internal server room, which gives you redundant network links from your primary file server to your switch, but which has sprinklers in the ceiling and (because of budget) you'll only be able to afford the installation of a single, commercial A/C unit. Option 2. Use the colo datacentre across the street, which has top-notch air conditioning, fire suppression, etc., but you'd only get a single dedicated fibre link from your primary fileserver to your network. Which would you choose? Sprinklers and non-redundant A/C, or a single fibre line under the street from your primary file server to your network? Assume that cost is equal. Andrew To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe


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    Single AC or single fibre link - which woul you choose?
    posted by Todd Smith on Sept. 14, 2016, 4:15 p.m. (3 days ago)
     
    Are you accounting for electrical and bandwidth overages from the colocated option?
    These may not be balanced by internal electrical costs of providing your own AC.  These costs are generally where money is made in colocation, so you are charged above rate and cost is not always linear (ie. you are charged per circuit and per amp over).  
     
    In either case you still have a SPOF that could cause downtime.  Generally AC will fail more than fibre, but there are a myriad of variables to be accounted for that are too subtle for such a black and white argument like this (ie. development of the area, engineering of AC load, location of condensers etc.) 
     
    If the cooling is just for primary storage, than you could supplement with a 3-5 ton portable that could add redundancy.  These can be rented or bought outright for relatively cheap.  
     
     
    Todd Smith
    Head of Information Technology
     
    soho vfx 
    99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8

    Let's say you have a budget situation which allows you to pick one of the two following options for your primary file server:
     
    Option 1. Use your internal server room, which gives you redundant network links from your primary file server to your switch, but which has sprinklers in the ceiling and (because of budget) you'll only be able to afford the installation of a single, commercial A/C unit.
     
    Option 2. Use the colo datacentre across the street, which has top-notch air conditioning, fire suppression, etc., but you'd only get a single dedicated fibre link from your primary fileserver to your network.
     
    Which would you choose?  Sprinklers and non-redundant A/C, or a single fibre line under the street from your primary file server to your network?  Assume that cost is equal.
     
    Andrew
     
    To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
     
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    Are you accounting for electrical and bandwidth overages from the colocated option?
    These may not be balanced by internal electrical costs of providing your own AC.  These costs are generally where money is made in colocation, so you are charged above rate and cost is not always linear (ie. you are charged per circuit and per amp over).  
     
    In either case you still have a SPOF that could cause downtime.  Generally AC will fail more than fibre, but there are a myriad of variables to be accounted for that are too subtle for such a black and white argument like this (ie. development of the area, engineering of AC load, location of condensers etc.) 
     
    If the cooling is just for primary storage, than you could supplement with a 3-5 ton portable that could add redundancy.  These can be rented or bought outright for relatively cheap.  
     
     
    Todd Smith
    Head of Information Technology
     
    soho vfx 
    99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8

    Let's say you have a budget situation which allows you to pick one of the two following options for your primary file server:
     
    Option 1. Use your internal server room, which gives you redundant network links from your primary file server to your switch, but which has sprinklers in the ceiling and (because of budget) you'll only be able to afford the installation of a single, commercial A/C unit.
     
    Option 2. Use the colo datacentre across the street, which has top-notch air conditioning, fire suppression, etc., but you'd only get a single dedicated fibre link from your primary fileserver to your network.
     
    Which would you choose?  Sprinklers and non-redundant A/C, or a single fibre line under the street from your primary file server to your network?  Assume that cost is equal.
     
    Andrew
     
    To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
     

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  • 09/15/16--13:20: Optical flares for Nuke
  • Optical flares for Nuke
    posted by Tommy Asbee on Sept. 15, 2016, 4:20 p.m. (2 days ago)
    Hey there!

    Does anyone know if I can I run the license server on a linux server hosting licenses out to windows render nodes?

    Thanks.
    -Tommy

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    Hey there!

    Does anyone know if I can I run the license server on a linux server hosting licenses out to windows render nodes?

    Thanks.
    -Tommy


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  • 09/16/16--04:15: USB 3.1>SC fibre extenders
  • USB 3.1>SC fibre extenders
    posted by Julian Firminger on Sept. 16, 2016, 7:15 a.m. (1 day ago)
    Ladies, Gentlemen and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri,

    Has anyone got a good solution for extending USB3/3.1?

    We have tried these:
    Not so good, only work 90% of the time, poor support.

    ThinkLogical can do it but at a considerable cost.

    Anyone using an alternative that is reliable and priced for non Alpha Centaurans?


    Julian Firminger

    Snr. Systems Administrator,
    United Broadcast Facilities
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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    Ladies, Gentlemen and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri,

    Has anyone got a good solution for extending USB3/3.1?

    We have tried these:
    Not so good, only work 90% of the time, poor support.

    ThinkLogical can do it but at a considerable cost.

    Anyone using an alternative that is reliable and priced for non Alpha Centaurans?


    Julian Firminger

    Snr. Systems Administrator,
    United Broadcast Facilities
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • 09/16/16--10:30: launching Houdini on Windows
  • launching Houdini on Windows
    posted by  on Sept. 16, 2016, 1:30 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Hi, Ive been setting up and using Houdini for 20+ years, but strictly on Unix environments. Im doing a brief stint at a place where they run it on Windows. Windows to me is baffling, how in 2016 you can still have drive letters and files with tildes in them to indicate that the real filename is actually much longer. But Ill eventually get over that In the meantime, how do people set environment variables in a halfway intelligent manner on that platform? Do you make the desktop Houdini icon a batch file that sets env vars and then launches the app? Is this what Nuke does (I see it pop open a terminal window, run some stuff and then it launches). AFAIK the Houdini desktop icon is a direct link to the Houdini executable with nothing in between. Any tips or hints appreciated. Theres zero Houdini pipeline in place, and Im trying to bootstrap it to something meaningful. Thanks, Antoine Antoine Durr CTO / VFX Supervisor Days End Pictures, Inc. 10837 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 310-839-6736 To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Hi, Ive been setting up and using Houdini for 20+ years, but strictly on Unix environments. Im doing a brief stint at a place where they run it on Windows. Windows to me is baffling, how in 2016 you can still have drive letters and files with tildes in them to indicate that the real filename is actually much longer. But Ill eventually get over that In the meantime, how do people set environment variables in a halfway intelligent manner on that platform? Do you make the desktop Houdini icon a batch file that sets env vars and then launches the app? Is this what Nuke does (I see it pop open a terminal window, run some stuff and then it launches). AFAIK the Houdini desktop icon is a direct link to the Houdini executable with nothing in between. Any tips or hints appreciated. Theres zero Houdini pipeline in place, and Im trying to bootstrap it to something meaningful. Thanks, Antoine Antoine Durr CTO / VFX Supervisor Days End Pictures, Inc. 10837 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 310-839-6736 To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    NYC - Single Mode LC to SC Fiber
    posted by Saker Klippsten on Sept. 18, 2016, 8:30 p.m. (2 days ago)
    Hey ! Anyone know where to get one in the city? Same day. ASAP? Need a 6 foot cable. Thanks in advance!! -saker To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Hey ! Anyone know where to get one in the city? Same day. ASAP? Need a 6 foot cable. Thanks in advance!! -saker To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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  • 09/20/16--19:45: Sierra
  • Sierra
    posted by Greg Dickie on Sept. 20, 2016, 10:45 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Anyone taken the leap yet? Any chance all the siri stuff has fixed banal things like umask?

    Thanks,
    Greg

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    Greg Dickie
    just a guy
    514-983-5400
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    Anyone taken the leap yet? Any chance all the siri stuff has fixed banal things like umask?

    Thanks,
    Greg

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    Greg Dickie
    just a guy
    514-983-5400

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    Upgrade Time - Looking for some feedback
    posted by Jai Bhatia on Sept. 21, 2016, 6:54 p.m. (1 day ago)

    We're going to be moving into a new space in the near future and are taking the opportunity for a fresh start in terms of building up the networking aspect of our gear. Just wanted to get some feedback/thoughts/ideas in regards to Brocade vs Juniper, or if there might be another option I'm not considering.


    Current consultant has proposed the following:

    Server Room: Brocade VDX6740T as a core switch (80G to main closet)

    Main Closet: Brocade VDX6740T (80G to core switch) + Brocade ICX7450-48 (10gbe uplink to VDX)

    This would yield 48x 1gbe, 16x 10gbe on closet VDX, 16x 10gbe on core VDX.

    Total Cost: ~$33k (including optics, etc), if we go refurb, closer to ~$20k
    Future Cost: Licenses to unlock 8 ports at a time as demand increases

     

    I've looked into a Juniper solution:

    Server Room: EX4550-32T-AFI as a core switch (2x 80G to main closet)

    Main Closet: 2x EX4550-32T-AFO (80G uplinks to core switch) + repurpose existing 48x 1gbe switch

    This would yield 64x 10gbe ports at the main closet.

    Total Cost: ~$20k (including optics, etc)


    Just looking at the above would have me leaning towards the Juniper solution as it gives quite a bit more bang for the buck. Am I missing something here?

    Thanks in advance.

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    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     

    We're going to be moving into a new space in the near future and are taking the opportunity for a fresh start in terms of building up the networking aspect of our gear. Just wanted to get some feedback/thoughts/ideas in regards to Brocade vs Juniper, or if there might be another option I'm not considering.


    Current consultant has proposed the following:

    Server Room: Brocade VDX6740T as a core switch (80G to main closet)

    Main Closet: Brocade VDX6740T (80G to core switch) + Brocade ICX7450-48 (10gbe uplink to VDX)

    This would yield 48x 1gbe, 16x 10gbe on closet VDX, 16x 10gbe on core VDX.

    Total Cost: ~$33k (including optics, etc), if we go refurb, closer to ~$20k
    Future Cost: Licenses to unlock 8 ports at a time as demand increases

     

    I've looked into a Juniper solution:

    Server Room: EX4550-32T-AFI as a core switch (2x 80G to main closet)

    Main Closet: 2x EX4550-32T-AFO (80G uplinks to core switch) + repurpose existing 48x 1gbe switch

    This would yield 64x 10gbe ports at the main closet.

    Total Cost: ~$20k (including optics, etc)


    Just looking at the above would have me leaning towards the Juniper solution as it gives quite a bit more bang for the buck. Am I missing something here?

    Thanks in advance.


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  • 09/22/16--07:15: 3D artist displays
  • 3D artist displays
    posted by Shawn Wallbridge on Sept. 22, 2016, 10:15 a.m. (1 day ago)
    What are people using these days, last time I dealt with them Zalman was the only passive option.

    thanks
    shawn
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    What are people using these days, last time I dealt with them Zalman was the only passive option.

    thanks
    shawn

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  • 09/23/16--19:55: Revconnect
  • Revconnect
    posted by Jeff Klug on Sept. 23, 2016, 10:55 p.m. (1 day ago)

    Has anyone tried these? Looks neat.

    http://info.belden.com/ecos/revconnect

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    Has anyone tried these? Looks neat.

    http://info.belden.com/ecos/revconnect


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  • 09/28/16--17:15: Zombie apocalypse?
  • Zombie apocalypse?
    posted by Zorion Terrell on Sept. 28, 2016, 8:15 p.m. (3 days ago)

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen this list so quiet…… Zombies?

     

     

    Zorion Terrell

    IT Manager | DHX Studios

    e:zorion.terrell@dhxmedia.com

    t: 604-684-2363| m: 604-562-5148

    600-190 Alexander Street

    Vancouver, BC Canada V6A 1B5

     

    Signature-10-Year-Logo_Final

     

     

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    I don’t think I’ve ever seen this list so quiet…… Zombies?

     

     

    Zorion Terrell

    IT Manager | DHX Studios

    e:zorion.terrell@dhxmedia.com

    t: 604-684-2363| m: 604-562-5148

    600-190 Alexander Street

    Vancouver, BC Canada V6A 1B5

     

    Signature-10-Year-Logo_Final

     

     


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  • 09/28/16--18:40: Mocha Pro v5 and FlexLM
  • Mocha Pro v5 and FlexLM
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on Sept. 28, 2016, 9:40 p.m. (3 days ago)
    In case this saves a few minutes for someone else: couldn't get Mocha Pro 5 to pick up floating licenses, turns out there's a separate download / build that has FlexLM support built in, and the (Windows) binary is called mochaproFL.exe, if you try with the default distribution you will get nowhere.

    Still seems to respect the ISL_LICENSE_FILE environment variable pointing to a local file containing your "SERVER ... USE SERVER" directives.

    JF

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    In case this saves a few minutes for someone else: couldn't get Mocha Pro 5 to pick up floating licenses, turns out there's a separate download / build that has FlexLM support built in, and the (Windows) binary is called mochaproFL.exe, if you try with the default distribution you will get nowhere.

    Still seems to respect the ISL_LICENSE_FILE environment variable pointing to a local file containing your "SERVER ... USE SERVER" directives.

    JF


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