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The following are the minimum system requirements for Network License Manager 16.1. Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase. Running Network License Manager 16.1 on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.

Minimum Requirements

Mac

Minimum System Requirements
Processor type and speedMac Intel processor.
RAM

2 GB or better.

Network10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol, TCP/IP v6 protocol is 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 Network License Manager on a computer running an unsupported operating system.


EditionClient OS
10.12 (Sierra)      (tick)
10.11 (El Capitan)      (tick)
10.10 (Yosemite)(tick)
10.9 (Mavericks)(tick)
10.8 (Mountain Lion) and lower(error)
The server versions of Mac OS X are not supported.

Windows

Minimum System Requirements for Network License Manager 16 (Windows)

Processor type and speedx86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) compatible processor (Intel or AMD), minimum dual-core.
RAM

Minimum 2GB.

For more info about memory limitations in Windows operating systems, please consult this table.

Network10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol, TCP/IP v6 protocol is not supported.
VirtualizationVMWare Workstation 11, 12, VMWare ESXi 5.5, 6, Citrix 6.2, 6.5, 7, Parallels.

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 Network License Manager on a computer running an unsupported operating system.

Windows Server

Edition 
Windows server 2016(tick)**
Windows Server 2012 R2(tick)**
Windows Server 2012(tick)**
Windows Server 2008(error)***

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

*** Not supported by Flexera. Best practice to run license servers on Windows server.

Windows, 64 bit version and 32 bit version (where available)

Edition 
Windows 10(tick)**
Windows 8.1(tick)**
Windows 7 SP1

(tick)**

** Esko tested on Pro editions.
*** Flexera advises to run license servers on Windows server.

Unsupported Operating Systems

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

Unsupported configurations

  • Installing the Esko Network License Manager on a computer running another 3rd party Flexera License Manager is not supported.
  • Certificates (.dat 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 Network License Manager should contain ISO LATIN characters only and should be stable and registered in DNS server (if any).
    • You can find more info here on changing the computer name.
  • Make sure that the Network License Manager Software is always updated to the latest compatible version.
  • When virtualizing a OS, you must first deactivate the existing licenses.
System Requirements
Applies to

Network License Manager

Version16.1
Last revised 27-Mar-17

Useful Links

Software downloads: mysoftware.esko.com

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