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What is the difference between GROUP and HOST_GROUP in a FlexNet option file?

A - answer The Autodesk License Manager (FlexLM/FlexNet) allows to define reservation and limiting rules for users and user groups. To define a group you can use the option keywords GROUP and HOST_GROUP. How do they differ?

The GROUP option refers to user groups (links with user/login names), while HOST_GROUP refers to computer groups (links with machine names, resp. with their IP addresses).


GROUP Designers JohnB JackS TomP CharlesD
HOST_GROUP Development HPWSZ1 DellNote2 LenovoWS3
RESERVE 3 86131PDSP_2014_0F GROUP Designers
RESERVE 2 86081MAXDES_2014_0F HOST_GROUP Development
Means: reserve at least 3 licenses of Product Design Suite 2014 for our designers (Johny, Jackie, Tom and Charlie) and at least 2 licenses of 3ds Max Design 2014 for workstations in the development department
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24.8.2015    5409×  
applies to: AutoCAD · Inventor · AutoCAD Architecture · Mech · Revit · 3ds Max ·

See also:
Tip 10081:How to reserve a floating license to a specific PC?
Tip 9855:Overview of postprocessors available in the CAM software Inventor HSM and Fusion 360.
Tip 9410:How to limit the number of consumed licenses for a user group?
Tip 8977:How to reserve an Autodesk floating license for a user or group?
Tip 6366:Inserting and updating time and date in an AutoCAD drawing.

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