The steps to create a redundant server setup is very similar to a regular network installation. The three differences in this process are:
- The license file must be created using the Offline Activation webform.
Instructions for generating a license file for redundant servers can be found here.
- A copy of the license file (e.g. Maple2020.lic) and the license manager (FLEXlm) would need to be installed and configured on each server.
- Each client would need to have the license.dat file replaced with an edited license.dat file containing information about the redundancy.
License File Configuration
When you install Maple on a client for a regular network installation, the license.dat file will look something like the following:
======================================================== # # License File for Windows Network Client Installations # SERVER servername ANY 27000 USE_SERVER ========================================================
where, "servername" is replaced with the name or IP address of the single FLEXlm license server.
Redundant License File Configuration
For a redundant server setup, the license.dat file would need to look like:
========================================================= # # License File for Windows Network Client Installations # SERVER servername1 ANY 27000 SERVER servername2 ANY 27000 SERVER servername3 ANY 27000 USE_SERVER ==========================================================
where "servername1", "servername2", "servername3" are replaced with the names or IP address of the redundant FLEXlm license servers.