Installing MathLM

Requirements

MathLM is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. For a detailed list of specific platforms, visit www.wolfram.com/mathematica/features/system-requirements.html. Each MathLM license server can support any combination of client machines, regardless of the platform on which MathLM itself is running. MathLM automatically supports both IPv4 and IPv6 environments.

The machine that you choose as a license server should be stable and should have a reliable TCP/IP connection to the clients you want to serve. As MathLM requires minimal processor and memory resources, an older machine with a reliable network connection would be an acceptable license server. Ideally, there should not be any intervening firewalls between the license server and the clients. If there is an intervening firewall, you will need to configure the network to allow traffic to an appropriate port through the firewall. The license server must be located at the physical site where your product is registered, as stipulated by your license agreement.

To install and run MathLM, you must register with Wolfram Research and receive a password. See "Registration and Passwords" for further information.

Installing MathLM on Windows

To install MathLM on Windows XP/Vista/7, you must have administrative privileges.

To Install MathLM on Windows:

1.  Insert the MathLM CD. The Wolfram Mathematica 9 License Manager window appears on your screen. Click the button labeled Install MathLM to a hard disk.

2.  The Wolfram Mathematica License Manager Setup dialog appears on your screen. Click Next to begin the installation process.

3.  By default, MathLM is installed in the directory C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\MathLM. To choose another destination directory, click Browse. Click Next to continue.

4.  Select any previous MathLM installations you want to remove. Click Next to continue.

Note: If you are installing over a previous version of MathLM, your existing mathpass file, custom settings, and MonitorLM configuration files will not be deleted.

5.  Click Install to install MathLM.

6.  Your MathID number is displayed in the next dialog box. To obtain your password, follow the steps in "Activating Mathematica". You will need to provide your activation key (located on your electronic or printed license certificate) and your MathID number.

Once you have your password, enter your activation key and password in the dialog box. Click Add to add the new password to the list of recognized passwords. Click Next to continue.

7.  The Wolfram Mathematica License Manager Setup dialog will tell you when it is finished installing MathLM. Click Finish to quit the installer.

After the installation is completed, MathLM will start automatically. For information on configuring MathLM with additional options, refer to "Launching MathLM".

Installing MathLM on Linux and Mac OS X

To install and run MathLM on Linux, you may need root privileges. To install and run MathLM on Mac OS X, you must have administrative privileges.

To Install MathLM on Linux and Mac OS X:

On Mac OS X, open the Terminal application and type the commands that follow in the Terminal window.

1.  Insert the MathLM CD into the CD/DVD-ROM drive.

2.  Mount the CD. For information on mounting a CD, see "Mounting a CD or DVD on Linux".

Note: This step is not required on Mac OS X and some Linux platforms, as the operating system automatically handles mounting.

3.  Change the directory to the appropriate subdirectory beneath the CD mount point. Note that the exact location of the CD mount point might be different on Linux platforms.

Linux:

cd / cdrom /Unix

Mac OS X:

cd /Volumes/MathLM/Macintosh

4.  Type the following command and press Enter.

./MathLMInstaller

5.  Your machine name and MathID number are displayed. To obtain your password, follow the steps in "Activating Mathematica". You will need to provide your activation key (located on your electronic or printed license certificate) and your MathID number.

Once you have your password, type the letter c and press Enter to proceed with the installation.

6.  Enter your MathLM activation key as it appears on your electronic or printed license certificate. Then press Enter.

7.  Enter your MathLM password. Then press Enter.

8.  The installer prompts you to specify the directory in which MathLM should be installed. The default location is /usr/local/Wolfram/MathLM. Press Enter to accept the default, or type in a new location and then press Enter.

Note: If you choose a directory that does not exist, the installer will create it for you. If a copy of MathLM already exists in the directory you specify, the installer will inform you before updating any files.

Note: If you are installing over a previous version of MathLM, your existing mathpass file, custom settings, and MonitorLM configuration files will not be deleted.

9.  The installer prompts you to specify the directory in which symbolic links will be created. The default location is /usr/sbin. Press Enter to accept the default, or type in a new location and then press Enter.

Note: If you choose a directory that does not exist, the installer will create it for you. If symbolic links to an older copy of MathLM already exist in the directory you specify, the installer will inform you before updating them.

10.  The installer begins copying files from the CD. Each directory created is listed on your screen, and the location of the password file is displayed. If any error messages are generated during installation, they are logged to the installation directory.

11.  Once the installation is complete, you must start MathLM manually. First, change the directory to the location in which MathLM is installed (the default location is /usr/local/Wolfram/MathLM). Then issue one of the following commands.

To start MathLM, type

./mathlm

To start MathLM and log messages to a file, type

./mathlm -logfile filename

Only a few options are presented here. A full discussion of the command-line options for MathLM is given in "Launching MathLM".

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