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NUKE RLM migration


Why? What are the benefits?

  • The majority of our products now use RLM licensing. It is more straightforward to manage all of your Foundry licenses from a single license server program and it is much easier to manage COLLECTIVE licenses alongside regular NUKE/NUKEX licenses if they are all on RLM and floated by the same license server program. Running NUKE/NUKEX FLEXlm licenses alongside RLM Production COLLECTIVE licenses requires care to ensure NUKE users checkout the desired license.
  • FLEXlm has a bug that can lead to multiple license checkouts to a single user if they have more than one NUKE maintenance contract date. RLM does not have this issue
  • FLEXlm has a bug on recent versions of OSX where the System ID of a machine will switch back and forth, which leads to licenses being reported as invalid. RLM does not have this issue.
  • NUKE has been able to use RLM licensing since NUKE 7.0v1, so you can continue to run older versions of NUKE with your new RLM license.

If you would like to transition to a RLM license, please fill and return the form below to licenses@thefoundry.co.uk


How to install your RLM NUKE licenses & remove old FLEXlm ones

Once you return your signed RLM Transition Form our sales team will send you your RLM NUKE licenses along with any other valid Foundry licenses you have on the same System ID. Please do the following to remove your old FLEXlm NUKE licenses and install all of your valid licenses.

Floating License Instructions

OSX Users

  1. Run the Foundry License Utility (FLU) from /Applictions/TheFoundry/LicensingTools7.0 and click on “Stop Server” on BOTH the FLEXlm Server and RLM Server tabs
  2. Delete any .lic files from the following directories:
           /Library/Application Supprt/TheFoundry/FLEXlm
           /Library/Application Supprt/TheFoundry/RLM
           /usr/local/foundry/FLEXlm
  3. Run the FLU again, go to the License Install tab then 'copy and paste' the new license key or 'drag and drop' the foundry.lic file into the window, the FLU will then install the licenses into the correct directories.  Click Yes when prompted to restart the license server(s).
  4. If NUKE now gives you the licensing pop up, click on “Install License” then “Use Server”, enter 4101@serverName (where serverName is the hostname of your license server) and choose “RLM Server” as the Server Type and click OK.

Windows Users

  1. Run the Foundry License Utility (FLU) from Start > All Programs > The Foundry > FLT 7.0v5  (or from C:\Program Files (x86)\The Foundry\LicensingTools7.0) and click on “Stop Server” on BOTH the FLEXlm Server and RLM Server tabs
  2. Delete any .lic files from the following directories:
           C:\Program Files\The Foundry\FLEXlm
           C:\ProgramData\The Foundry\FLEXlm
           C:\Program Files (x86)\The Foundry\FLEXlm
           C:\Program Files\The Foundry\RLM
           C:\ProgramData\The Foundry\RLM
           C:\Program Files (x86)\The Foundry\RLM
  3. Run the FLU again, go to the License Install tab then 'copy and paste' the new license key or 'drag and drop' the foundry.lic file into the window, the FLU will then install the licenses into the correct directories.  Click Yes when prompted to restart the license server(s).
  4. If NUKE now gives you the licensing pop up, click on “Install License” then “Use Server”, enter 4101@serverName (where serverName is the hostname of your license server) and choose “RLM Server” as the Server Type and click OK.

Linux Users

  1. Open a terminal prompt and run the following commands as root:
           cd /usr/local/foundry/LicensingTools7.0/
    
       ./FoundryLicenseUtility -s stop -t FLEXlm
    
       ./FoundryLicenseUtility -s stop -t RLM
  2. Delete any .lic files from the following directories:
    
       /usr/local/foundry/FLEXlm
    
       /usr/local/foundry/RLM
  3. Run the following commands in a terminal prompt:
           cd /usr/local/foundry/LicensingTools7.0/
           
./FoundryLicenseUtility -l /path/to/foundry.lic
    Note the you’ll need to give the full path to where you’ve saved the new license file. The FLU will then install the licenses into the correct directories. Enter “Yes” when prompted to restart the license server(s).
  4. If NUKE now gives you the licensing pop up, click on “Install License” then “Use Server”, enter 4101@serverName (where serverName is the hostname of your license server) and choose “RLM Server” as the Server Type and click OK.

Nodelocked License Instructions

OSX Users

  1. Delete any .lic files from the following directories:
           /Library/Application Supprt/TheFoundry/FLEXlm
           /Library/Application Supprt/TheFoundry/RLM
           /usr/local/foundry/FLEXlm
  2. Download and run the Foundry License Utility (FLU) and select the license install tab. Then 'copy and paste' the new RLM license key or 'drag and drop' the foundry.lic file into the installer window to install your license to the correct directory.

Windows Users

  1. Delete any .lic files from the following directories:
           C:\Program Files\The Foundry\FLEXlm
           C:\ProgramData\The Foundry\FLEXlm
           C:\Program Files (x86)\The Foundry\FLEXlm
           C:\Program Files\The Foundry\RLM
           C:\ProgramData\The Foundry\RLM
           C:\Program Files (x86)\The Foundry\RLM
  2. Download and run the Foundry License Utility (FLU) and select the license install tab. Then 'copy and paste' the new RLM license key or 'drag and drop' the foundry.lic file into the installer window to install your license to the correct directory.

Linux Users

  1. Delete any .lic files from the following directories:
           /usr/local/foundry/FLEXlm
           /usr/local/foundry/RLM
  2. Download the Foundry License Utility (FLU) and open a terminal prompt. Navigate to the directory where you saved the FLU and the new license file and run the following command:
 ./FoundryLicenseUtility -l foundry.lic

Please note: You may need to run the FLU as Administrator or as a Root user in order to install the licenses.