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The following are the minimum system requirements for Local License Manager 21.07. Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase. Running Local License Manager 21.07 on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.

In some cases where an operating system has an active virus scanner or security management system active, installation of software may cause issues.

In that case, stop the virus scanner or de-activate the security management system during the installation, and start it again afterwards.

Minimum Requirements

Mac

Minimum System Requirements
Processor type and speed64 bit Intel, Apple Silicon processor. For Mac Intel: 32-bit not supported.
RAM

2 GB or better.

Network

10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol. TCP/IP v6 protocol is not supported.

  • Windows: multiple Ethernet hostids are supported
  • Mac: multiple Ethernet hostids are NOT supported

Supported Operating Systems

Recommended operating systems are highlighted in green in the tables below.

If an operating system is not listed in the tables below, it is not supported. Do not try to install Local License Manager on a computer running an unsupported operating system.

If an operating system has an active virus scanner or trust management system active, it is not supported to install software.

Stop the virus scanner or de-activate the trust management system during the installation and start it again afterwards.


EditionClient OS
11.1 (Big Sur) Intel, Apple Silicon(tick)*
10.15 (Catalina)(tick)*
10.14 (Mojave)(tick)*

* Dark mode is not supported.

The server versions of macOS X are not supported.

Windows

Minimum System Requirements for Local License Manager 21.03 (Windows)

Processor type32/64 bit Intel / AMD processor, minimum dual-core.
RAM

Minimum 2GB.

Network10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol, TCP/IP v6 protocol is not supported within the applications.
Virtualization

VMWare Workstation 16.1.0, VMWare ESXi 6.5, 6.7, Citrix 8, Parallels 15.1.2 for Mac 10.15.4, Microsoft Windows 10, 2019 Hyper-V.

In a virtual infrastructure, you must be sure the VM parameters are fixed and do not change, examples are Unique identifier, Disk size, Memory layout, size, CPU, MAC address. If you plan to adapt VM setup; deactivate licenses first.

Supported Operating Systems

Recommended operating systems are highlighted in the tables below.

If an operating system is not listed in the tables below, it is not supported. Do not try to install Local License Manager on a computer running an unsupported operating system.

Windows Server

Edition
Windows server 2019**
Windows server 2016**

** Esko tested on Standard edition. We do not support lower editions.

You may need to update your Windows system to the latest Windows Updates before installing the Local License Manager. The Local License Manager installer will explain you if this is necessary.

Windows

Edition
Windows 10(tick)**
Windows 8.1**

** Esko tested on Pro editions.
** It is a best practice to run license servers on Windows server only. Esko does not qualify Workstation editions.

Unsupported Operating Systems

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003 (all editions)
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 2000 (all editions)
  • Windows Vista (all editions)
  • Windows XP (all editions)

Unsupported configurations

  • Certificate license files are not supported.

Tips

  • More info on network ports can be found here.
  • The network latency should not exceed 100msec, you can find more info here.
  • The name of the computer running the Esko Local License Manager should contain ISO LATIN characters only and should be stable and registered in DNS server (if any).
  • If you are using Network licenses, make sure that the Network License Manager Software is always updated to the latest compatible version, before installing client software. Running an application of a higher version with a Network License Manager of a lower version will not work.
  • Before virtualizing an OS, you must first deactivate the existing licenses on the physical hardware machines.
  • When running on a VM, rebooting or resetting a Windows host should not replace the ethernet MAC address; otherwise licenses will be broken.
  • When running on a VM, rebooting or resetting a Windows host should not replace the VM unique identifier; otherwise licenses will be broken.
  • When using VPN network, the VPN must ensure that the MAC addresses do not change across different VPN sessions.
  • The Local License Manager installer has been tested with most popular virusscanners. If you observe installation problems related to your virusscanner, you may have to stop the virusscanner, update the virusscanner to latest version and definitions, and or contact your virusscanner vendor for more information and or an update.
System Requirements
Applies to

Local License Manager

Version21.07
Last revised

  

Useful Links

Software downloads: mysoftware.esko.com

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