Step 1: Get the Hostid



The "hostid" is required for users with floating or node-locked licenses. Users of the demo version can proceed with → "Step 4: License Wizard".

  • Every computer has at least one unique hostid.

  • Once the Id has been added to your license it cannot be changed anymore – this process is final. 

  • In the “Customer Gateway” of RealFlow's website you have to enter the “hostid” and claim your license file. 

  • The hostid on the license must match the hostid of the computer where your RLM server will run.

Getting the Hostid - License Wizard

When RealFlow is opened and unlicensed you will see the license wizard:

  • Go to the last option called "I want to find the hostid of this machine".

  • This option will show you the Id for the computer on which RealFlow is running.

  • If you can see more than one Id just choose one of them.

 

Getting the Hostid - OS X

OS X user can go to the computer’s "System Preferences", choose Ethernet 1 and open Network > More Options... > Hardware.

Under "MAC address" you will see something like 0a:22:ef:de:2f:5e (example only!). Remove the colons (:) and use the id for RealFlow's licensing process.

Getting the Hostid - Terminal

To get the "hostid" from a computer, go to the "rlm" folder of the RealFlow installation. There you will find the "rlmhostid" application. You can copy the application to the computer from which you want to know the "hostid".

Windows

C:\Program Files\Next Limit\RealFlow 10\rlm

Linux

"rlm" folder of your RealFlow installation

OS X

Applications/RealFlow 10/rlm



Now open a terminal program (e.g. Command Prompt, Bash, Terminal). Use the "cd" command to browse to the directory where "rlmhostid" has been stored, for example under "Downloads"

Windows

cd /Documents and Settings/user_name/Downloads

Linux

cd /user_name/Downloads

OS X

cd "/user_name/Downloads"

 

Enter the following command:

Windows

rlmhostid -ether

Linux

./rlmhostid -ether

OS X

./rlmhostid -ether



You will see a terminal message providing the required host Id. If you can see more than one Id just choose one of them.

Here a screenshot from Windows (the Id in the screenshot is an example and does not represent the actual code):