System Requirements for a CodeMeter Server
The CodeMeter server is part of the CodeMeter driver, so you only need to select a computer on your network that will act as a CodeMeter server. To set up a CodeMeter server as a network license server, you will need the following:
•A computer with network connection (should be running during work hours).
•The computer must have at least three free USB ports.
•CodeMeter driver must be installed.
Note: There is no need for a server-level operating system for the CodeMeter server. You can use one of the workstations as a CodeMeter server; you must keep it running during work hours.
Set Up the Server
After you have your server running and the CodeMeter driver is installed, start the server as described below:
All CodeMeter settings can be managed in CodeMeter WebAdmin. To start it: Open CodeMeter Center (from Applications or using the Start menu) and click on WebAdmin or simply open localhost:22350 on your browser.
To enable the CodeMeter server:
1.Go to Configuration/Network tab.
2.Check Run Network Server checkbox.
3.Do not forget to Apply the changes.
From that point, the server runs and shares licenses on the local network.
–Important Note: Whenever CodeMeter is updated on your computer, you must restart BIMcloud Manager and BIMcloud Server. Failure to do so may affect backup/snapshot creation.
Client Side Settings
All clients on the local network should find the server automatically. In case this does not work (e.g. your server is in a different subnet, or you are connecting remotely through the Internet), then you may need to specify the server's hostname IP address. On the client:
3.Add the server to the Server Search List.
This field can have multiple entries; the client searches for available licenses in the specified order and only on the specified servers. Only when the list is empty does the client search for other available servers.
With the default settings, all computers on the same local network (same subnet) can use a license from the server.
To restrict access:
•Go to Configuration/Access Control.
If the Clients' list is empty, anyone on the local network can use a license. If at least one entry is listed here, only the listed entries can request a license.
Note: If the server is public on the Internet, or no one is allowed to use a license, make sure that this list is filled out correctly to avoid unwanted license usage.
You may want to check who is using a license:
1.Open WebAdmin on the server computer.
2.Go to Server/User tab.
Here you can see a list of active clients and clients who have borrowed licenses.
Using the Hardware License Key