Thursday, August 26, 2010

Autodesk Maya 2011 License Manager install on Mac OSX - quick steps

Here are some simple instructions to get the Autodesk License Manager for Maya 2011 network version installed on OSX.  It has a couple of nice tips versus what's in the documentation.

1. Buy Maya 2011 from Motion Media.  :)

2. Provide your machine name and MAC address to either your Motion Media sales rep or directly to Autodesk, in order to obtain a network license file.  Tip: End-users have access to get this directly online, 24/7. 

3. Download the server tools (Autodesk License Manager) and run the install:

www.autodesk.com/licensetools



4.  Drop the license file into the /var/flexlm folder.

In the Finder, Go to folder...

Type:  /var/flexlm

The filename should be called:  adsk_server.lic
(or whatever you titled it when you got your license file from Autodesk)

5.  Open a terminal (Applications > Terminal)  and run the following command:

cd /usr/local/flexnetserver

6. To start the server:

sudo ./lmgrd -c /var/flexlm/adsk_server.lic

7. To check the license server:

./lmutil lmstat -a -c /var/flexlm/adsk_server.lic