We recently installed Monolix, a model based drug development computing package by Lixoft.
Intallation of a floating cluster license was required to support multiple users making use of the software simultaneously.
Procedure to install a floating license:
Start an X session
Install Monlix and at the end of the install process cancel all license request windows. The software should be installed in <base>/Lixoft/
Download and install the license management server to a server with the same common network software folder into <base>/Lixoft/tools/rlm
Make all relevant files executable.
rlmuser=root rlmdir=<base>/Lixoft/tools rlmlic=<base>/Lixoft/MonolixSuite2016R1/config/system/access/activate.lic
Run rlm (in the foreground for now)
In a browser open “license.server.ip”:5054 and start the license application
Enter key: xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx
Enter number of licenses, we choose 18 as we have 18 nodes.
The license folder <base>/Lixoft/tools/rlm
and then copy activate.lic to <base>/Lixoft/MonolixSuite2016R1/config/system/access
Now restart the rlm server, this time as a background daemon and leave it running forever.
Make sure that all relevant files in <base>/Lixoft/MonolixSuite2016R1/bin are set executable.
Login to the cluster as a normal user, export a display and run monolix.sh