Migrating a License Server from NI VLM to FlexNet Publisher (FLEXlm)

Updated May 3, 2018

Reported In


  • Volume License Manager


  • FlexNet Publisher (formerly FLEXlm)

Issue Details

I would like to move from NI Volume License Manager (VLM) to FlexNet Publisher (formerly FLEXlm) to include National Instruments and third-party software into the same license management software.


Moving from NI VLM to FlexNet Publisher requires replacing the license file to be compatible with FlexNet Publisher.
  1. Send an email to agreements@ni.com, stating that you want to move to FlexNet Publisher, including the server name, server operating system (either Windows or Solaris), and server Computer ID or host ID (MAC address for Windows and host ID for Solaris). Agreements will provide a license file that you can use to activate the National Instruments software.
  2. Once you receive the new license file, follow the configuration steps in Getting Started with FlexNet Publisher Configuration, remaining steps in the document to configure FlexNet Publisher.

Additional Information

The email to agreements@ni.com must be sent by the software license administrator.


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