- 1 License Configuration for Deadline
License Configuration for Deadline
Deadline uses a floating license modal for all slaves. Since floating licenses are not machine specific, instances of the Slave render management software may run on workstations, the farm, or any computer on the local network. Each license allows one individual instance of Slave to render at a time. This allows rendering to be done on artist workstations while idle or on Amazon EC2 instances while those workstations are in use, assuming the license on the render software (3D Studio Max, Maya, Blender) allows this.
Set At Install Time (Single Slave)
Typically, the license server for individual slaves can be set at installation time. You may use a host name or IP address but either must be prefixed by an '@' symbol. If your license server is configured with a non-standard port, you would specify that number before the at (@) symbol resulting in a license server line of
It is also possible to specify the license server while doing batch installation. More information on silent installation can be found on our Deadline Installation page. A quick reference is provided below.
Windows Silent Installer License Server Option
DeadlineClient.exe /mode silent /repository \\your\repository /licenseserver 12345@myserver
Linux Silent Installer License Server Option
./DeadlineClient --mode silent --repository /mnt/repository --licenseserver 12345@myserver
Set Per Slave
To manually modify which license server the slave connects to, there is an option within Deadline Launcher's context menu (Typically accessed by right clicking the tray icon) to specify the license server. The same naming convention is in place as for the installation wizard.