How to install on SUSE Linux

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is not a supported system.
We have this recommended installation work-around for this distribution.


  • Tested on fresh installation of SLES 11 SP4 and SLES 12 SP3 with Gnome Desktop.
  • Requires root or sudo access to automatically install the dependencies for this distribution.
  • This is not a supported system.

Create a soft link for the required system libraries.

  • For SLES 11:

    cd /<install_path>/fdtd/lib
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib64/
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib64/

  • For SLES 12:

    cd /<install_path>/fdtd/lib
    sudo ln -s /lib64/
    sudo ln -s /lib64/

Install FlexNet license manager

The FlexNet license manager is only installed on one machine which will serve as the license server. Linux OS will require the Floating license model.

  1. Open Terminal

  2. cd to the location of the FlexLM installation file and extract the files. (default=Downloads folder)

    cd ~/Downloads
    tar -zxf <FlexNet_install_file.tar.gz>
  3. cd to the folder where the rpm files are created and install using zypper.

    sudo zypper install <FlexNet_install_file.rpm>
  4. Choose the option to ignore the dependency installation… [2]

  5. Select [y] to continue and complete the installation.

  6. Check the license manager dashboard if it is running using http://localhost:8095
    If not accessible, restart license manager:

    sudo /etc/init.d/lumlmadmin restart

  7. If restarting fails, shutdown all vendor daemon:

    sudo /opt/lumerical/lumerical-flexlm/lmutil lmdown -all

  8. Start license manager again:

    sudo /etc/init.d/lumlmadmin start

  9. Check the dashboard using; http://localhost:8095

  10. If FlexNet is accesible but Lumerical vendor daemon fails to start;

  11. Try to manually start Lumerical vendor daemon as outlined here:

  12. If daemon cannot start and the license manager is up and running, please contact

License Activation.

Follow the standard license activation process found here:

Install Product.

  1. Download the installation package from our Downloads Page.

  2. Unpack the installation file.

    tar -zxf <install_file_name.tar.gz>

  3. Change directory to the folder where the rpm files are stored.

  4. Install the RPM using zypper with root or sudo access.

    sudo zypper install <install_file.rpm>

  5. Choose the option to ignore the dependency installation… [2]

  6. Complete the installation using the default options.

  7. Once completed, you should be able to run the software.


  • There might be errors about version information not available.
  • This should not prevent the design tool from opening.