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1 Maya for Linux License Installation Instructions
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5 License Overview
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9 *If you are an existing Alias|Wavefront customer, please follow Step A
10 *If you are a new customer to Alias|Wavefront, please jump directly to Step
11 B
12 *If you have a license and would like to jump directly to License
13 Installation help click here
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17 Step A - Download the most recent online License data from the
18 Alias|Wavefront External Web
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22 To obtain license data more recent than the information included on the
23 software CD, follow these instructions to obtain it from our web site.
24
25 1. Go to the following URL to download the latest encrypted license file
26 http://www.aliaswavefront.com/en/Community/Special/keys/m45pkeys/
27 2. Save the file in a directory of your choice. Remember the location of
28 the downloaded file as you will need it in the following instructions.
29 3. Log in as root.
30 4. Launch the installKey program located in the LicenseMaya directory on
31 this CD. To launch the program type:
32 ./installKey
33 5. Use the browse button to the right of the Input file form and specify
34 the location of the downloaded Alias|Wavefront license file explained
35 above in point #1.
36 6. If your organization uses a non-default filename for the license file,
37 click the Advanced button to specify the path and filename. The default
38 filenames for the license files are:
39 /var/flexlm/aw.dat - for node-locked licenses
40 /var/flexlm/aw_servername.dat - for floating licenses
41 7. Click Install.
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43 If your license successfully installed, a message appears telling you
44 the license was installed. You have completed the licensing portion.
45 If your license was not successfully installed and a message appears
46 stating no licenses were installed, go to Step B below.
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50 Step B - Obtaining your license from Alias|Wavefront
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54 To obtain your license, you must send a request to Alias|Wavefront with your
55 machine information and the products you wish to license. Follow these
56 instructions for each node-locked or license server machine.
57
58 1. To obtain your license, you must include your computers unique identifier
59 number. You obtain this by running the lmhostid command which is installed
60 with Maya in the AWCommon-5.3-3 package.
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62 For Example:
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64 /usr/aw/COM/bin/lmhostid -ether
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66 This will return a line of output something like the following:
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68 The FLEXlm host ID of this machine is "00c05fa6670f"
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70 The number between the quotes in the last field is the number that we need.
71 In this example that number is 00c05fa6670f for your machine it will be a
72 similar but different number.
73
74 2. On any browser (it does not need to be the same machine), access and complete
75 the online SPAR (Software Product Authorization Request) form at:
76 http://www.aliaswavefront.com/spar/
77 OR
78 Complete the printed SPAR form that comes with your softwares shipment
79 and fax it to one of the offices listed on the form. Alias|Wavefront will
80 process your request and provide you with the licenses by fax, email or mail
81 as specified.
82
83 3. Once you have received your license from Alias|Wavefront, see below for
84 instructions on installing your license.
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88 License Installation Information
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92 Setting up Node-locked licensing
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94 Before following these instructions, you must have license(s) from A|W to
95 install into the aw.dat file. The following is an example of a Node-locked
96 license:
97
98 FEATURE MayaUnltd sgiawd 4.500 permanent uncounted \
99 01B0390D2AD3 HOSTID=690c5c73
100
101 1. Login as root
102 2. Launch the following executable:
103 /usr/aw/COM/bin/installKey
104 3. In the installKey Window, cut and paste the License file that you
105 received from Alias|Wavefront.
106 4. Hit the Install button.
107 5. A message window will pop up alerting the user to the status of the
108 license installation.
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110 OR
111
112 3. Save the node-locked license that you received via email to a text file
113 in a directory of your choice
114 4. In the Input File box, browse to the location of the text license file
115 and choose the license text file that you created in the preceding
116 step.
117 5. Hit the Install button.
118 6. A message window will pop up alerting you to the status of the license
119 installation.
120
121 NOTE: By default, the license will be installed in as /var/flexlm/aw.dat .
122 If your licenses are stored in a different location, click on the Advanced
123 button and specify the unique output path and file to install the licenses
124 into.
125 If the installation was successful, then you are ready to launch the Maya
126 4.5 software. If it wasn't successful, please read the error message
127 carefully and email or phone the appropriate site below with the error information:
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129 In the Americas: hotline@aw.sgi.com or phone: 1-877-927-7478
130 For Europe, Middle East and Africa: hotline_esc@aw.sgi.com
131 Italy - 0800 780809
132 France - 0800 902295
133 United Kingdom - 0800 7318923
134 Germany - 0800 1827660
135 Other countries - +32(0)9 2661234
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137 For Asia and South Pacific: hotline_tokyo@aw.sgi.com or phone: 81 3 3470 8282
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141 Setting up Client-Server licensing (Floating licenses)
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143 Before following these instructions, you must have:
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145 * Licensing Server software and A|W Common tools installed on the system.
146 * license(s) from A|W to put into aw_servername.dat file. The following
147 is an example floating license file:
148
149 SERVER server 690c5c73 7111
150 DAEMON sgiawd /usr/aw/COM/etc/sgiawd
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152 FEATURE MayaUnltdf sgiawd 4.500 1-jun-2003 1 1A49082BD10D
153 FEATURE MayaClothSimf sgiawd 4.500 1-jun-2003 1 704907A37BF3
154
155 1. Login as root
156 2. Launch the following executable:
157 /usr/aw/COM/bin/installKey
158 3. In the installKey Window, cut and paste the License file that you
159 received from Alias|Wavefront.
160 4. Hit the Install button.
161 5. A message window will pop up alerting you to the status of the license
162 installation.
163
164 OR
165
166 3. Save the floating license that you received via email to a text file in
167 a directory of your choice
168 4. In the Input File box, browse to the location of the text license file
169 and choose the license text file that you created in the preceding
170 step.
171 NOTE: By default, the license will be installed in
172 /var/flexlm/aw_servername.dat (where servername is the name of your
173 license server). If your licenses are stored in a different location,
174 click on the Advanced button and specify the unique output path and
175 file to install the licenses into.
176 5. Hit the Install button.
177 6. A message window will pop up alerting you to the status of the license
178 installation.
179 If the license installation wasn't successful, please read the error
180 message carefully and email or phone the appropriate site below with the exact error
181 message and any other useful information:
182
183 In the Americas: hotline@aw.sgi.com or phone: 1-877-927-7478
184 For Europe, Middle East and Africa: hotline_esc@aw.sgi.com
185 Italy - 0800 780809
186 France - 0800 902295
187 United Kingdom - 0800 7318923
188 Germany - 0800 1827660
189 Other countries - +32(0)9 2661234
190
191 For Asia and South Pacific: hotline_tokyo@aw.sgi.com or phone: 81 3 3470 8282
192
193 7. For stopping and starting the server daemon, server diagnostic etc,
194 please refer to your Maya Installation book.

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