2 Replies Latest reply: May 27, 2011 12:17 PM by ColinJ RSS

    CC1458: Fatal error: could not obtain license


      I have an Engineer who has started getting this error message.  I found this fix in a search below and have not been successful adding the Vendor daemon port to the license file.  I already had a port included for the lmgrd.


      "Our apologies not responding to this message for this long time.
      You are correct that these are the other reasons you will see this error as well.
      As you are aware of, we have encountered customers receiving this error in the past where cause was due to using a floating license over a slow or

      busy network. Unfortunately, we do not have a selectable time-out setting in VisualDSP++ or FlexLM as you mentioned, instead we have a workaround

      that you can try for this problem which may be caused by the client PC failing to see your server on the network.

      First, we would suggest that you try specifying which ports our licensing daemons ('lmgrd' and 'analogd') should use in the license.dat files on the

      server and client machine.
      To configure exactly which ports should be used by these daemons please make the following changes to the license.dat files:
      Modify the SERVER line in both the client and server license.dat files
      SERVER server-name DISK_SERIAL_NUM=12345678
      SERVER server-name DISK_SERIAL_NUM=12345678 xxxxx
      Where xxxxx is the port to be used for the lmgrd daemon.
      Add a VENDOR line in both the client and server license.dat files
      VENDOR analogd C:\PROGRA~1\ANALOG~1\VISUAL~1\LMSERVER\analogd.exe PORT xxxx
      Where xxxx is the port to be used for the analogd daemon. The VENDOR line should be placed directly after the SERVER line.
      NOTE: the server must be restarted for this to take effect. You will also need to modify the license.dat file on all other client machines.
      Port numbers can range from 0 - 64000. It is recommended that you choose a port number outside the 27000 through 27009 range. Also some of the lower

      port numbers are reserved so you should have an idea what ports are not being used before assigning a port. Going with a higher port number is



      Any thoughts?


      Mike Larson

        • 1. Re: CC1458: Fatal error: could not obtain license

          Moving this discussion to the VisualDSP++ Development Tools community.  Please continue the discussion here.




          EngineerZone Community Manager

          • 2. Re: CC1458: Fatal error: could not obtain license

            Hi Mike,


            As you perhaps are already aware this error is expected when you build a project designed for an architecture other than the one you are licensed to use. For example you are trying to build a Blackfin Tutorial project with a SHARC license. If this is the case you can can obtain a Blackfin Test-Drive License from the following page on our website:




            If instead your engineer is using a client machine which is obtaining its license from the server and they're encoutering this problem then this issue is best directed to private support where we can assist you in modifying the license.dat file to allow the tools to communicate through specified ports.


            Please contact processor.tools.support@analog.com and include a link to this thread when you contact us. Please also include a copy of both the server and client license.dat files when contacting private support.