License sharing with a floating license

How does floating license sharing works?

Where should FlexLM be installed and activated?

1. On a computer running FlexNet license manager as a dedicated license server.

(Recommended configuration/setup)

2. On a Workstation running both Lumerical Design Tools and FlexNet LM.

  • The license manager is activated on 1 of the computers on the Local Network.
  • This computer at the same time uses and run Lumerical’s photonic design software.
  • The license is shared by multiple users on the same Network.
  • Users can access Lumerical’s photonic design software at the same time.

FlexNet license manager advance configuration (default ports used)

Configure license on client computers.

Additional installation scenarios can be found here:


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