PMOD Network Clients Installation and Configuration

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PMOD Network Clients Installation and Configuration

PMOD Software Installation

For a PMOD client only the software extraction of the Stand-Alone PMOD installation is required. The license file should not be copied.

Configuration of the License Server

The PMOD client can then be started by the command script RunPmod.bat in the Pmod4.1/Start directory. Because no license file is found, the following dialog window is shown.


Please select Go to License Server Settings to open the License server panel illustrated below.


There configure the same Port that was configured for the license server (or transaction server), and specify the server Address either by entering its IP address, or by entering its host name. If the process employed for license serving uses encryption, please check the appropriate box. If the license server manages several licenses at the same time, enable the License number box and enter the number of the license to which you want to connect.

Then activate Connect to License Server(s). If the connection succeeds, the dialog window disappears and PMOD starts up. Otherwise the dialog window

License Server not Found

is shown. In this case, please check the configuration of the license server and try again.

Note: The definition is saved in a file system/lcs/lcserver.ini. To provoke display of the License Server dialog window, this file may be deleted.

Multiple License Servers

If a customer has multiple license servers, the proper license server can also directly be specified in RunPmod.bat as a client command line option "-lsn[<PORT_NO>.<OPTIONAL_LICENSE_NO>@<IP_ADDRESS>", e.g.
.\java\jre\bin\java -Xmx16G -jar pmod.jar -lsn[5000.1324@]

Alternatively muliple license servers can be added in the License servers pooling configuration by entering their definition in the upper area and then using the + button. Each time the client is started it will connect to the first license server in the list which responds.

License Not Found

License Server Change and Statistics

The license server setting is available on the On Start panel of the Config tool. The Change License Server button opens a dialog window for changing the license server address. If a license server handles multiple network licenses, the License number field can be used to address a specific license.


The GET License Server Statistics button allows finding out whether there are free licenses left.


Starting and Stopping a PMOD Client

After the license server has been properly configured, PMOD can be started in exactly the same way as with a stand-alone installation. However, for stopping PMOD the main Quit button of the ToolBox should always be used. This will initiate a proper shutdown procedure which returns the license to the license server. Otherwise, when simply killing the client, it will take about 15 minutes until the license server diagnoses loss of connection and reclaims the lost license.  

Connection Problems

If at client startup no more licenses are available from the license server because all are in use, the License Server connection dialog window is shown again to give the user a chance for connecting to a different license server. In case the connection is repeated with the same server following message is shown.


If a connection problem with the license server occurs while working, the License Server connection dialog window is shown. If it is not possible to re-establish the connection (for instance by restarting the license server) the following warning is displayed

Client Warning before Closing

and after five more minutes the PMOD client is finally stopped.