FastX License Installation

FastX is licensed on the server side.  All clients are unlicensed.  Simply download the client (or use the web browser client) and you are ready to use FastX greatly simplifying end user deployment

The FastX Server ships with its own copy of the rlm licensing server located by default in /usr/lib/fastx2/rlm

Installing a Centralized License Server
Manually installing a license

Installing a Centralized License Server

If you have multiple installations of the FastX Server, you may want to centrally manage all the licenses in one location.  FastX’s use of the rlm licensing system makes it simple!

Option 1: Nominate a FastX Installation as the License Server

On the first machine

  1. Install the FastX Server
  2. Run the post install script /usr/lib/fastx2/install.sh
  3. Prompt: Do you have a license server on your network? > N
  4. Prompt: Would you like to activate a license now? > Y
    • Enter in your activation key
    • If the activation fails (or you are on a closed network/behind a proxy) see manually installing the license
  5. Make sure the proper ports are open in your firewall (default tcp:5053 and tcp:57889)

On all other machines

  1. Install the FastX Server
  2. Run the post install script /usr/lib/fastx2/install.sh
  3. Prompt: Do you have a license server on your network? > Y
  4. Enter in the hostname of the first machine

 

Option 2: Install an Independent Central License Server

  1. Create a central rlm license server by following these instructions 

On all FastX Servers

  1. Install the FastX Server
  2. Run the post install script /usr/lib/fastx2/install.sh
  3. Prompt: Do you have a license server on your network? > Y
  4. Enter in the hostname of the central license server

 

Manually installing a license

The license activation script may fail when installing if the FastX server is on a closed network or behind a proxy.  In this case you will need to manually activate the license

  1. Find your activation key (shipped in your order email)
  2. Get your hostid by running the command /usr/lib/fastx2/rlm/rlmutil rlmhostid
  3. Go to a machine with access to the internet
  4. Open a browser and go to http://license.starnet.com/activate 
  5. Enter in your activation key and hostid when prompted
  6. Download the activate.lic file
  7. Transfer the activate.lic file to your FastX Server machine
  8. Place the file in the /usr/lib/fastx2/rlm directory.  The file must end in .lic
  9. Restart the rlm service /usr/lib/fastx2/rlm/rlmutil rlmreread