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The following are the minimum system requirements for Network License Manager  18. Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase. Running Network License Manager 18 on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.

Minimum Requirements

Mac

Minimum System Requirements
Processor type and speedMac 64-bit 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
10.13 (High Sierra)(tick)
10.12 (Sierra)(tick)
10.11 (El Capitan)(tick)
10.10 (Yosemite)(tick)
10.9 (Mavericks) and lower(error)

The server versions of Mac OS X are not supported.

Note: On the very latest macOS 10.13, you may notice a one-time alert message saying "<application> is not optimized for your Mac.... This is a known behaviour and does not harm the correct working of the tool. This message will disappear in future versions of the software.

Windows

Minimum System Requirements for Network License Manager 18 (Windows)

Processor type and speedx64 (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.
Virtualization

VMware Workstation 11, 12, VMware ESXi 5.5, 6, Citrix 6.2, 6.5, 7, Parallels, Microsoft Windows 10, 2012 R2, 2016 Hyper-V

In a virtual infrastructure, you must be sure the VM parameters are fixed and do not change, examples are Unique identifier, Disk, memory, cpu, mac address.

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 is to run license servers on Windows server.

*** 

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

Windows

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

(tick)**

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

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.
  • 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 Network License Manager should contain ISO LATIN characters only and should be stable and registered in DNS server (if any).
  • Make sure that the Network License Manager Software is always updated to the latest compatible version before starting to update any other Esko software.
  • When virtualizing a physical OS, you must first deactivate the licenses on physical OS, then you can activate the licenses on virtual instance.
System Requirements
Applies to

Network License Manager

Version18, 18.0.1
Last revised

Useful Links

Software downloads: mysoftware.esko.com

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