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The following are the minimum system requirements for Network License Server 16.0. Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase. Running Network License Server 16.0 on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.

Minimum Requirements

Network License Server (Mac)

Minimum System Requirements for Network License Server 16 (Mac)
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 Server on a computer running an unsupported operating system.

Mac OS

EditionClient OS
10.12 (Sierra)      (error)*
10.11 (El Capitan)      (tick)
10.10 (Yosemite)(tick)
10.9 (Mavericks)(tick)
10.8 (Mountain Lion)(tick)
10.7.0 - 10.7.5 (Lion)(error)
10.6.0 - 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)(error)
10.5.0 - 10.5.8 (Leopard)(error)
10.4.0 - 10.4.11 (Tiger)(error)

*See this page for more info: KB182033318: Do Esko products support macOS Sierra

 

The server versions of Mac OS X are not supported.

Network License Server (Windows)

Minimum System Requirements for Network License Server 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 9.0; VMware ESX 4.1 and ESXi 4.1, and 5.0; Microsoft Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 R2 (including SP1), Windows Server 2012 are supported.

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 Server on a computer running an unsupported operating system.

Windows Server 2012 R2

Edition64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter (tick)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

(tick)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials(error)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation(error)
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Workgroup(error)
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard (error)

Windows Server 2012

Edition64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (tick)
Windows Server 2012 Standard

(tick)

Windows Server 2012 Essentials(error)
Windows Server 2012 Foundation(error)
Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup(error)
Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard (error)

Windows Server 2008 R2

Edition64-bit
  SP1
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard(tick)(tick)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise(tick)(tick)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter(tick)(tick)
Windows Small Business Server 2008(error)(error)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation(error)(error)
Windows Web Server 2008 R2(error)(error)
Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition(error)(error)

Windows Server 2008

Edition32-bit64-bit
 SP1SP2SP1SP2
Windows Server 2008 Standard(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows Small Business Server 2008(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows Web Server 2008(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition(error)(error)(error)(error)

 

Windows 10

Edition32-bit64-bit

Windows 10 Home

(error)(error)
Windows 10 Pro(error)(tick)
Windows 10 Enterprise(error)(tick)

Windows 8, 8.1

Edition32-bit64-bit

Windows 8 Enterprise

(tick)(tick)
Windows 8.1 Enterprise(tick)(tick)

 

Windows 7

Edition32-bit64-bit

 SP1 SP1
Windows 7 Home Basic(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows 7 Home Premium(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows 7 Professional(tick)(error)(tick)(tick)
Windows 7 Enterprise(tick)(error)(tick)(tick)
Windows 7 Ultimate(tick)(error)(tick)(tick)

Unsupported Operating Systems

  • 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 server is not supported.
  • License server certificates ( also known as license files ) is not supported.
  • The computer name of the computer running the Esko Network License server should contain ISO LATIN characters only.
  • The network latency should not exceed 100msec.
  • For Windows, It is a best practice to run a license server on a server based OS.
  • When virtualizing a license server, you must first deactivate existing licenses.

Tips

 

 

 

System Requirements
Applies to

Network License Server

Version16
Last revised 21-Jun-2016

Useful Links

Software downloads: mysoftware.esko.com

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