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1.4. Step 2: Set Options—Port Numbers

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Applies to:
Palisade Server Manager 6.x/7.x

Click Start » All Programs » Palisade Network Server » Server Manager. Server Manager will update any Paliasde 5.x license process.

The defaults are to select both communication ports dynamically, and to disallow borrowing. Your current options are shown in the Network Server Information box. Click Options if you want to change them. Otherwise, skip to activating your license or getting your license certificate (depending on your license type).

Which port numbers does the license process use?

The FLEXnet licensing software uses two TCP/IP ports for communications between client and server. They are called the lmgrd port and the Palisade or vendor daemon port. You can allow both of them to be chosen dynamically (the typical setting), or you can specify either or both of them. "Dynamic" means that the software chooses the ports each time the license service starts.

By default, a first-time install of Server Manager allows both ports to be chosen dynamically. However, if you're installing Server Manager on a server that already has Palisade 5.x/6.x licensing software, Server Manager will bring forward any port selections you have already made.

If you want to specify port numbers, it's best to do that before you install multiple clients. If you change the lmgrd port number later, you will also need to change it on every Concurrent Network client that is already installed.

Caution: If you have other FLEXnet-licensed products on the same server, then either (a) every product including Palisade must specify a unique lmgrd port number, or else (b) every product including Palisade must leave the lmgrd port number unspecified ("Dynamic").

I left both ports as dynamic. How can I determine which ports the software is using?

If you have not specified port numbers, you can determine which ports the server is actually using. Click Status in Server Manager.

Caution: There's no guarantee that the same ports will be used the next time the service starts up.

How can I set or change the lmgrd port?

  1. In Server Manager, click Options.
  2. On the Options screen, under Communication Port Number (lmgrd), specify a port number (not otherwise used) or select Dynamic.
  3. Click OK, then Stop Service, then Start Service.
  4. Create a new Palisade_NetworkClient.ini file to replace the old one, even if you're not installing any new clients at this time. See Prepare the Client Install.
  5. In a Concurrent Network, change the lmgrd port number on any clients that have already been installed. See Redirecting Concurrent Clients to a New Server or Port Number.

How can I set or change the Palisade vendor daemon port?

Server Manager 6.2 and newerServer Manager 6.0 and 6.1
  1. In Server Manager, click Options.
  2. On the Options screen, under Communication Port Number (vendor daemon), specify a port number (not otherwise used) or select Dynamic.
  3. Click OK, then Stop Service, then Start Service.
  1. In Server Manager, click Open LIC Folder.
  2. Open PalisadeNetwork.lic in Notepad or another plain-text editor.
  3. To specify a port, add PORT=portnumber at the end of the VENDOR line in both files. To let the FLEXnet software choose a port dynamically, remove the PORT specification from the VENDOR line.
  4. Repeat the same edit on Server.lic. Server.lic must use the same vendor daemon port as PalisadeNetwork.lic.
  5. In Server Manager, click Stop Service, then Start Service.

There is no need for a new INI file if you change the vendor daemon port but not the lmgrd port.

There's no software setting on the client for the vendor daemon port. (In the initial handshake when an end user starts the client software, it sends a message through the lmgrd port, and the return message from the server tells the client software which vendor daemon port to use.) However, if you previously found that you needed to open the vendor daemon port in the firewall of any installed clients, you will need to update the client firewall settings.

See also: Network Ports and Firewalls for recommended firewall settings.

Last edited: 2017-11-10

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