Trelis Network Installation Instructions

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Welcome to Trelis! This guide provides instructions for setting up and activating floating licenses of Trelis on a network. There are three parts to setting up a floating license:

  1. Install the RLM-Server software on the machine that will be the license server.
  2. Activate the floating license on the license server.
  3. Install Trelis on individual client machines and specify the location of the license server.

NOTE: These instructions assume that you use default paths and port numbers. Please modify the instructions according with actual installation locations and port numbers used.

RLM-Server installations.

Pre-installation Setup

Before installing RLM-Server, choose a computer to use as a license server.

  • This computer must be reachable by clients on the internal network.
  • This computer does not need to be a dedicated license server.
  • It needs to always be on while clients are using licenses.
  • You will need your product key for your license found in My Licenses.

Install RLM-Server Software

Run the appropriate RLM-Server installation file. RLM-Server can be downloaded from Downloads

Platform Filename Default Installation Folder
Windows RLM-Server-16.1-Win64.exe C:\Program Files\RLM-Server
Linux RLM-Server-16.1-Lin64.sh /opt/RLM-Server
Mac RLM-Server-16.1-Mac64.sh /usr/local/RLM-Server
Linux Installation

To install RLM-Server on a Linux machine, use either the "su -" or "sudo" command to elevate to root. For example:

$ sudo sh <installation name>
and enter the current user's password

or

$ su -
and enter the root password, then
sh <installation name>

Activate the Trelis license.

A valid Trelis license file must be placed in the RLM-Server installation folder. The license file can be obtained using an activation utility that communicates with the csimsoft server over the Internet, or the license file can be downloaded from your My Licenses page of your account.

Connected to Internet

If your license server is connected to the Internet:

  1. Navigate to the RLM-Server installation folder (See table above).
  2. Activate by using either the GUI or the command line option:
    • RLM Activation GUI. Run rlm_activate to launch the RLM Activate window. Enter the Product Key and Hostname (for identifying your license server on your My Licenses page). Click Activate.

      Activate Server

    • Command line activation. Run as Administrator (Root): rlm_activate --activate <product_key> <hostname> where <product_key> is the product key for the license and <hostname> is the name of the server. The hostname is optional, but will identify the server in your list of licenses in your My Licenses page.

      Activate Server
Not Connected to Internet

If your license server is NOT connected to the Internet:

  1. Open a Command Prompt or terminal window and navigate to the RLM-Server installation folder.
  2. Run: rlmutil rlmhostid ether to get your server's hostid.
  3. On a computer with an Internet connect, go to the Trelis license on your My Licenses page and click on Add Activation at the bottom of the page.
  4. Enter your Host Name and Host ID, then click Add Activation.
  5. The activation will show in your Activations list. Click the icon next to the activation to download the license file.
  6. Save the license file to your RLM-Server installation folder.

NOTE: You may need to restart the server to pick up the new license file. This does not require a reboot of the machine. Check to see that the csimsoft server is running. In a web browser on the server, type http://localhost:5054/. This should open the Reprise License Server Administration page. In the left column, click Status. You should see three tables. In the ISV Servers table you should see csimsoft port 5055 running. If not, click on Reread/Restart Servers in the left column. Check again by clicking Status.

Configure your firewall.

By default, RLM-Server uses tcp:5053 with a web admin interface running on tcp:5054 and an additional port specifically for the csimsoft ISV server (tcp:5055). You can edit the port numbers in the license file to fit your needs. For example, if you already have an existing RLM installation for another program that uses port 5055, you can reassign the csimsoft port.

If you change port 5053 in the license file on the server, the port listed in the client license file must match the port in the server license file.

With port numbers decided, you can proceed to adjust your firewall for all ports to allow license server traffic.

Trelis client installation.

Regardless of the server's operating system, clients running different operating systems can share the same floating license.

Install the appropriate Trelis installation on each client that will run Trelis. The download is available in your My Downloads page of your account.

Platform Filename Default Installation Folder
Windows Trelis-16.1.0-Win64.exe C:\Program Files\Trelis 16.1
Linux Debian Trelis-16.1.0-Lin64.deb /opt/Trelis 16.1
Linux Red Hat Trelis-16.1.0-Lin64.rpm /opt/Trelis 16.1
Mac Trelis-16.1.0-Mac64.dmg /usr/local/Trelis 16.1

Configure clients to use RLM-Server.

On some networks Trelis will locate the network license server automatically. If not, you will need to help Trelis connect to the license server.

  1. Launch Trelis. If Trelis can locate the license server, Trelis will open. If not connected to the server, the Product Activation window will appear.
  2. Click Floating: Connect to a license server.
  3. Enter the Hostname or IP address of the license server (where RLM-Server is installed) and the port number (default 5053).
  4. Click Connect.

Floating: Connect to a license server

Using Trelis on the same machine as RLM-Server.

If you will be running Trelis on the same machine that you are using for the license server, you will need to install the server according to the above instructions, and then install Trelis. Trelis should recognize the license server and open. If the Product Activation window appears, choose Floating: Connect to a license server and leave the server as localhost.

Need help?

If you have question concerning setting up Trelis on a network, please contact support@csimsoft.com or call (801) 717-2296.