Step 1: Installing network licenses and making them available for use
Generally, a pool of CLC grid licenses are purchased and are served by the CLC License Server software. For information on how to install the CLC License Server and download and install your CLC Grid Worker licenses please follow the instructions in the CLC License Server user manual, which can be found at
A pdf version is available at
Step 2: Configuring the location of your CLC License Server for your CLC Grid Workers
One license is used for each CLC Grid Worker script launched. When the CLC Grid Worker starts running on a node, it will attempt to get a license from the license server. Once the job is complete, the license will be returned. Thus, your CLC Grid Worker needs to know where it can contact your CLC License Server to request a license.
To configure this, use a text editor and open the file:
gridres/settings/license.properties under the installation are of your CLC Server.
The file will look something like this:
#License Settings serverip=host.example.com serverport=6200 disableborrow=false autodiscover=false useserver=true
You can leave
autodiscover=true to use UDP-based auto discovery of the license server. However, for grid usage it is recommended that you set
autodiscover=false and use the
serverip property to specify the host name or IP-address of your CLC License Server.
After you have configured your grid presets, and have saved them, those presets are deployed to the location you specify in the Path to CLC Grid Worker field of the preset. Along with the clcgridworker script, the license settings file is also deployed.
If you need to change your license settings, we recommend that you edit the license.properties file under
gridres/settings/license.properties of your CLC Server installation, and then re-save each of your grid presets. This will re-deploy the CLC Grid Workers, including the changed license.properties file.