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Installation Guide

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Isatis Installation Guide

Table of Contents
1
2

Introduction .................................................................................................. 3
Installation Under Windows ....................................................................... 5
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4

Installation Under Linux ........................................................................... 21


3.1
3.2
3.3

4
5

System Requirements ..................................................................................................... 6


Exceed evaluation version installation ........................................................................... 7
Isatis Installation............................................................................................................. 8
License Manager Installation........................................................................................ 14

System Requirements ................................................................................................... 22


Isatis Installation........................................................................................................... 23
License Manager Installation........................................................................................ 26

License Server Administration.................................................................. 30


License Activation ...................................................................................... 32
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5

License Activation Using a License Server .................................................................. 34


Local License Activation.............................................................................................. 37
Proxy Configuration ..................................................................................................... 38
Diagnostics ................................................................................................................... 40
Selecting a License Package......................................................................................... 41

Borrowing.................................................................................................... 42

About Anonymous Statistics...................................................................... 43

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1 Introduction
Thank you for choosing Isatis! This guide will take you step by step through the installation of the
software and license activation.
Isatis is available on several operating systems: Windows 7 or 8 and Linux. Whatever your
operating system is, Isatis can be installed either from an Isatis CD-ROM or by downloading it
from Geovariances web site:
http://www.geovariances.com

Geovariances License System


The Geovariances License System is based on RLM from Reprise software. The installation will
guide you to a license activation which requires an internet connection. The activation uses the
activation key provided by Geovariances support at the purchase.
Two kinds of Isatis licenses are provided: floating license and single user license.
Floating License: This license is hosted by a server and is available for any computer
connected to the network.
Single User License: This license is hosted locally by a computer and Isatis is available only
from this computer.
The licenses are attached to a host ID which is a unique computer identifier and is used by the
Geovariances License System to lock a license to a specific computer. Note that Geovariances also
provides customers with dongle licenses. These kinds of licenses are floating or single user
licenses and are attached to a USB dongle host ID. This means the license can be activated and
used on any server or computer which has the dongle plugged in.

Isatis CD-ROM contents


The Isatis CD-ROM contains, for a single version of the software, the installation kits
corresponding to all the supported platforms. The version.txt file contains the Isatis version number
available on your CD-ROM. All the Isatis manuals are available in PDF format in the Doc
directory.

If you wish to download Isatis from our web site you must be registered as an Isatis User and
therefore you should have your own login and password. To obtain them, just click on "Ask for
registration" in the Support section of the website. Once you have your login and password, simply
go to the Support > Download section. In this area, individual platform installations are available
for the latest Isatis version, as well as all the Isatis manuals.

Getting Help
Please contact the Isatis Help Desk if should you have any problem while installing Isatis:
E-mail: support@geovariances.com
If your message concerns an urgent operational problem, feel free to contact the Help Desk by
phone: +33 (0)1 60 74 91 00.

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2.1 System Requirements

2 Installation Under Windows

Isatis works on a wide range of Personal Computers, however, you should make sure that the
following minimum configuration is satisfied before starting the installation.

2.1.1 Hardware
This section describes the procedure to follow in order to install the Windows
version of Isatis on your PC. This version runs under Windows 7 or 8.
Running Isatis under Windows requires that Exceed (from OpenText) is
already installed on your PC. For Isatis evaluation purposes, you can install
an evaluation version of Exceed from the Isatis CD-ROM, or, download it
from the Geovariances web site. You must install Exceed before Isatis.
Please read the system requirements carefully before proceeding with the
installation itself.
The software installation consists of three compulsory steps:
Installing Exceed
Installing Isatis
Activating a License
Note that if you purchased a floating (site or multi-site) license (instead of a
single user license) you will have to perform an extra step before activating
the license i.e. installing the License Manager on a server.

A PentiumTM 4 - class computer (at least 1 GHz) is recommended to run Isatis, with a minimum of
1 GB of RAM and 1 GB of available disk space for software installation only. An Ethernet card or
a USB dongle is also mandatory on the machine running the License Manager or on the machine
running Isatis with a single license.
Isatis now uses of specific SSE2 processor instructions in order to boost its performances; however
these instructions are not implemented on old generation processors. The list of compatible / noncompatible processors can be found on the following webpage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSE2.
Isatis makes use of virtual memory, however, the more memory available the better the
performance.
Isatis is also taking advantage of multi-core processors.
A CD-ROM drive or Internet connection is required to proceed with the installation.
NVIDIA graphic cards with most recent drivers are recommended for the use of the 3D Viewer.
AMD/ATI cards with recent drivers are also supported. Intel graphic cards are known to cause some
problems during 3D graphic rendering.

2.1.2 Software
Before installing Isatis itself, please make sure that the following software products are also
installed on your Personal Computer:
Windows 7 or 8 (32 or 64-bit). 64-bit Operating System is recommended.
Exceed 14 software from Open Text.
Note Exceed 15 is not supported by Isatis.
Note If you do not have the Exceed software on your PC, you can install an evaluation version of
Exceed from the Isatis CD-ROM or download it from the Geovariances web site. You can install
this temporary version - valid for three months - on your PC in order to evaluate Isatis.
An HTML 4.0 compliant browser such as: Firefox (recommended), Google Chrome or Internet
Explorer (11.0 or higher). It is recommended to set Firefox, Google Chrome or IE as default.

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2.2 Exceed evaluation version installation


Before installing Isatis please make sure that you have already installed Exceed software on your
PC - this package is required in order to run Isatis.
If you are already an Exceed user, please check that your Exceed version is compliant and proceed
to the Isatis installation directly.
If you have purchased Exceed together with Isatis, please install Exceed from the Exceed's CDROM following the instructions and questions from Exceed Setup, then proceed with the
installation of Isatis itself. Pay special attention to the following points:
it is recommended to use a Typical Type of Installation,
it is required that all users have access to the software, as Isatis is used from user
accounts and not from the administrative account,
Home directory is the recommended default location
If you are only evaluating Isatis, please proceed with the installation of the Exceed Evaluation
version described below.
Note An evaluation version of Exceed is provided together with Isatis in order to carry out the Isatis
evaluation itself. The use of this evaluation version of Exceed is limited to the actual evaluation of
Isatis and the software must be uninstalled at the end of the evaluation period.
This evaluation version expires three months after installation and is also limited in time, so
please make sure that the current version will NOT expire before the end of your Isatis evaluation
period.
The recommended Exceed Evaluation Version is provided on the download section of our web site
and on the Isatis CD-ROM. The expiry date of the version is contained in the name of the file.
Note If downloading is not possible from your system, you can use the Exceed Evaluation Version
provided on the Isatis CD-ROM.
Note The installation of Exceed, Isatis MUST be performed from an account with Administrative Rights
(e.g. Administrator). Isatis will NOT work if you try to install it from a normal user account.
To download the Exceed Evaluation Version from our web site, you must be registered as an Isatis
User and therefore you should have your own login and password. Once you have them, simply go
to the Support > Download section and download the Exceed evaluation file, e.g. for Exceed
version 14:
exceed_14_x86_eval_140630.exe
This file is also present on Isatis CD-ROM. Double click on the file. This will automatically
extract and install the required Exceed functionalities on your system.

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2.3 Isatis Installation


2.3.1 Downloading from the web
If you have an Isatis CD-ROM available you can skip this section.
If you wish to download Isatis from our web site you must be registered as an Isatis User and
therefore you should have your own login and password. Once you have your login and password,
simply go to the Support > Download section and download the Isatis file, e.g. for Isatis Version
2016 (32-bit):
isatis_2016_winnt.exe
For Isatis 2016 (64-bit):
isatis_2016_winnt64.exe
It is recommended to copy the Isatis file under a temporary folder such as:
C:\TEMP
The installation of Isatis itself is the same as when using a CD-ROM.

2.3.2 Installing the software


Once Isatis files are accessible on your PC - either from a CD-ROM or from a temporary copy
downloaded from the web - you can proceed with the software installation by starting the
application:
e.g.
E:\isatis\setup.exe
from a CD-ROM
e.g.

C:\TEMP\isatis_2016_winnt.exe

from our web site

Before installing Isatis itself, the procedure will check whether Exceed is already installed on your
computer. If Exceed is already installed the script will carry on with the Isatis installation,
otherwise it will come up with the following error message:

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2.3.2.2 License Agreement

2.3.2.1 Welcome

Read the license agreement and press I agree to continue the installation. You must accept the
agreement to install Isatis. You can download this contract at:
http://www.geovariances.com/en/IMG/pdf/CGL_ISATIS_150615_UK.pdf

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2.3.2.3 Installation Directory

The software can be installed anywhere on your computer, provided that 300 Mb of free space is
available on the selected disk.
The usual installation folder, offered as a default, is:

C:\Program Files\Geovariances\Isatis
However you can select any other folder by clicking on Browse.

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2.3.2.4 Extraction

The installation will take a few minutes.

2.3.2.5 Setup Complete


You have reached the end of the installation procedure and you can ask to Show Release Notes.
If the license is hosted by a server machine (floating license), go to the next section (License
Manager Installation) otherwise jump to the section License Activation.

The installation folder should NOT exist, as the installation script will create it.

2.3.2.6

Silent Installation

A silent installation can be achieved by using the /S switch when launching the installer from a
DOS command window.
C:\> C:\Isatis_2016_winnt.exe /S

You can set the installation directory using /DIR=<installation directory> instead of using the
default installation directory - C:\Program Files\Geovariances\Isatis

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C:\> C:\ Isatis_2016_winnt.exe /S /DIR=c:\My_Directory.

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2.4 License Manager Installation


Note Skip this section if you have purchased a single-user license or if you are installing Isatis for
evaluation or for a training session.
This section describes how to install the Geovariances License Manager on a license server. The
Geovariances License Manager is based on the RLM, from reprise Software. The Geovariances
License Manager allows the sharing of an Isatis license over the network. This version runs under
Windows 7 or 8 and Linux.
Note If the server be a Linux server, refer to the section Installation under Linux/License Manager
Installation

2.4.1 Downloading from the web


If you have an Isatis CD-ROM available you may skip this section.
If you wish to download the License Manager from our web site you must be registered as an Isatis
User and therefore you should have your own login and password. Once you have your login and
password, simply go to the Support > Download section and download the Geovariances License
Manager file. Select the required version:
For a 32-bit platform

licserver_2016_winnt.exe
For 64-bit platform

licserver_2016_win64.exe

It is recommended to copy the Geovariances License Manager file under a temporary folder, such
as:

C:\TEMP
The installation of Isatis itself is the same as when using a CD-ROM.

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2.4.2.2 Windows Services options

2.4.2 Installing the license manager


Once licserver.exe is accessible on your PC - either from a CD-ROM or from a temporary copy
downloaded from the web - you can proceed with the software installation by double clicking on
licserver.exe.

2.4.2.1 Welcome

The License Manager uses RLM from Reprise Software. To have the software running when the
PC starts up, a Windows service has to be created. The service runs rlm.exe which will in turn run
the ISV daemon geovar.exe.

Create the RLM License Manager Service

If you use RLM for other software, you might already have an RLM service installed. To avoid
conflicts, you might choose not to create the Geovariances RLM service and manually configure
RLM. Be aware that if you disable the License Manager creation and you already have some
service using and currently running rlm.exe or geovar.exe binaries, the installer will not be able to
overwrite the binaries and youll have to manually suspend the service to be able to continue with
the installation.

Add Windows Firewall exception for RLM service

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RLM works by communicating with other machines over the network. Isatis clients will need to
discuss with the RLM server to be able to acquire licenses. If you have a firewall installed, it must
be configured to let incoming requests to rlm.exe and geovar.exe go through. If you use Windows
Firewall, this can be automatically done by the installer by letting this checkbox ON. You can
safely let this ON too even if you dont use Windows Firewall in the case one day you do use it.

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C:\Program Files\Geovariances\Geovariances License
Manager

However you can select any other folder by clicking on Browse.


The installation folder should NOT exist, as the installation script will create it.

Unregister Previous License Manager

2.4.2.4 Extraction

This option can only be checked if a License Manager from an Isatis older than Isatis 2012.2 is
detected on the PC.

2.4.2.3 Installation Directory

The installation will take a few moments.

The software can be installed anywhere on your computer, provided that 40 Mb of free space is
available on the selected disk.
The usual installation folder, offered as a default, is:

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2.4.2.5 Setup Complete

You have reached the end of the installation procedure and you may then activate a license. Please
refer to the section License Activation

2.4.2.6

Silent Installation

A silent installation can be achieved by using the /S switch, when launching the installer from a
DOS command window.
C:\> C:\licserver_2016_winnt.exe /S [/NODONGLE=1] [/NOSERVICE=1]

You can set the installation directory using /DIR=<installation directory> instead of using the
default installation directory - C:\Program Files\Geovariances\Geovariances License Manager
C:\> C:\ licserver_2016_winnt.exe /S /DIR=c:\My_Directory.

The /NOSERVICE=1 option avoids to the License Manager Service creation.

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The /NODONGLE=1 option avoids the installation of dongle driver if you dont need them.

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3.1 System Requirements

3 Installation Under Linux


This section describes the procedure to follow in order to install Isatis under
Linux.
Please read the system requirements carefully before proceeding with the
installation itself.
The software installation consists of two compulsory steps:
Installing Isatis
Activating a license
Note: if you purchased a floating (site or multi-site) license (instead of a
single user license) you will also have to install the License Manager, which
is provided separately.

Isatis works on a wide range of computers, however, please make sure that the following minimum
configuration is satisfied before starting the installation.

3.1.1 Hardware
Isatis runs on different Linux distributions platforms, with a minimum of 1 GB of RAM and 1 GB
of available disk space for software installation only.
A CD-ROM drive or Internet connection is required to proceed with the installation.
Isatis uses virtual memory, however the more memory available the better the performance. Isatis
also takes advantage of multi-core processors.
NVIDIA graphic cards with most recent drivers are recommended for the use of the 3D Viewer.
AMD/ATI cards with recent drivers are also supported. Intel graphic cards are known to cause some
problems during 3D graphic rendering.

3.1.2 Software
Before installing Isatis itself, please make sure that your Operating System is compatible, with the
following requirements:
Linux Red Hat Enterprise 5 or 6 (64-bit) - or higher - on PCs with Intel compatible processors.
Note: You can identify your Linux version with the command: # cat /etc/redhat-release.
An HTML 4.0+ compliant browser such as Firefox (recommended) or Google Chrome. If possible,
you should avoid use Internet Explorer which might have difficulties to handle some functionalities
of the Help.

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3.2 Isatis Installation

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You may then extract the contents of this installation file:


# tar xvf isatis_2016_linux64-gcc41.tar
contract.txt
common.tar

3.2.1 Introduction

setup.sh
linux64-gcc41.tgz

Isatis is a software package and can run on different Linux machines on your local network. You
can install one or several platforms depending on which workstations the Isatis users will work on,
however all executable will be stored under the same application directory.
Depending on the type of license you purchased, you can either store the license on the user
computer (single user license) or on a server (floating license). In the last case you must first select
the server machine on which Isatis will be installed, this will also be the host for the License
Manager. In order to perform the installation you must login as the system administrator (root) on
the server station.

3.2.2 Installation from the web

You are now ready to start the Installation Script itself:


# ./setup.sh

The different steps of the installation are described later on. Please skip the next section.

3.2.3 Installation From a CD-ROM


The Installation Script for Isatis is located under /cdrom/isatis_2016/isatis directory of the CDROM and is named setup.sh.
To start up the setup script just type in the following command:
# sh /cdrom/isatis_2016/isatis/setup.sh

3.2.2.1 Downloading Isatis


If you have an Isatis CD-ROM available you may skip this section.
If you wish to download Isatis from our web site you must be registered as an Isatis User and
therefore you should have your own login and password. Once you have your login and password,
simply go to the download section:

This Bourne-Shell script has a basic terminal user interface that will give you options and actions
to choose from. Answers are expected to be numbers, character strings or y/n, while default
options are mentioned between brackets [ ].

3.2.4 Installation Script

http://www.geovariances.com/
Then download the Isatis file corresponding to your platform, e.g. for Isatis version 2016:

isatis_2016_linux64-gcc41.tgz
isatis_2016_linux-gcc41.tgz
It is recommended to copy the Isatis file under a temporary folder, such as:

/tmp/isatis

3.2.4.1 License Contract


The installation script shows you the license contract. Use PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN to review
this contract. You can download this contract at:
http://www.geovariances.com/en/IMG/pdf/CGL_ISATIS_150615_UK.pdf
Accept the contract with y to continue the installation.
Do you accept the license contract? [y/n] y

Then specify a directory path to install Isatis.

3.2.2.2 Launching the Installation Script


Once the file has been downloaded it must be uncompressed (original size: approx. 250Mb):
# cd /tmp/isatis
# gunzip isatis_2016_linux64-gcc41.tar.gz

Enter a directory path where the product must be installed: /apps/isatis

If this directory already exists, the script will warn you:


/apps/isatis already exists, overwrite it? [y/n] y

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Isatis uses the Browser for its on-line documentation. Specify the full path of the executable, so
that Isatis can launch it whenever it is necessary. Isatis does not support Google Chrome! Please
use Firefox.

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Enter full path of the Browers executable: /usr/bin/firefox

3.2.4.2 Cleanup
If you have downloaded Isatis from the web, do not forget to backup or cleanup the temporary
installation files: linux64-gcc41, common.tar, contract.txt, setup.sh.

3.2.4.3 Setting up the User Environment


Some environment variables must be initialized, in the user's .login, .cshrc or .profile:
the GTX_HOME variable must be set in order to locate the Isatis Home directory, e.g.:
/apps/isatis

the PATH variable must also be updated in order to give access to Isatis executables, by adding the
directory $GTX_HOME/bin to the path.
As an example, a typical .cshrc file may contain the following statements:
setenv GTX_HOME /apps/isatis
setenv PATH $PATH:$GTX_HOME/bin

Note Skip this section if you have purchased a single-user license or if you are installing Isatis for
evaluation or for a training session.
This section describes how to configure the Geovariances License Manager on a License Server.
The Geovariances License Manager is based on the RLM, from Reprise Software. The
Geovariances License Manager allows the sharing of an Isatis license over the network.
Note If the server is a Windows server, refer to the section Installation under Windows/License
Manager Installation

3.3.1 Installation from the web


3.3.1.1 Downloading the License Manager
If you have an Isatis CD-ROM available you may skip this section.
If you wish to download Isatis from our web site you must be registered as an Isatis User and
therefore you should have your own login and password. Once you have your login and password,
simply go to the download section:

3.2.4.4 Installation Complete


You have reached the end of the installation procedure.
If the license is hosted by a server machine (floating license), go to the next section (License
Manager Installation) otherwise jump to the section License Activation.

http://www.geovariances.com/
Then download the Isatis file corresponding to your platform, e.g. for License Manager version
2016:

licserver_2016_linux64-gcc41.tgz
It is recommended to copy the License Manager file under a temporary folder, such as:

/tmp/licserver
3.3.1.2 Launching the Installation Script
Once the file has been downloaded it must be uncompressed (original size: approx. 25Mb):
# cd /tmp/licserver
# gunzip licserver_2016_linux64-gcc41.tar.gz

You may then extract the contents of this installation file:


# tar xvf licserver_2016_linux64-gcc41.tar

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setup.sh
linux64-gcc41.tgz

You are now ready to start the Installation Script itself:


# ./setup.sh

The different steps of the installation are described later on. Please skip the next section.

3.3.2 Installation From a CD-ROM


The Installation Script for the License Manager is located under /cdrom/isatis_2016/licserver
directory of the CD-ROM and is named setup.sh.
To start up the setup script just type in the following command:
# sh /cdrom/isatis_2016/licserver/setup.sh

This Bourne-Shell script has a basic terminal user interface that will give you options and actions
to choose from. Answers are expected to be numbers, character strings or y/n, while default
options are mentioned between brackets [ ].

3.3.3 Installation Script


3.3.3.1 Installation
Then specify a directory path to install the License Manager.
Enter a directory path where the product must be installed: /apps/licserver

If this directory already exists, the script will warn you:


/apps/licserver already exists, overwrite it? [y/n] y

3.3.3.2 Cleanup
If you have downloaded Isatis from the web, do not forget to backup or cleanup the temporary
installation files: linux64-gcc41, setup.sh.

3.3.3.3 Starting the License Manager

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# rlm Start/Stop rlm
#
# chkconfig: 2345 99 10
# description: Geovariances RLM based License Server.
# processname: rlm
#
#---------------------------------------------------------------# NOTE: Configure these variables for your system
#---------------------------------------------------------------# Set rlmuser to the user under which rlm will run
rlmuser=rlm
# Set rlmbase to the directory where the rlm is installed
rlmdir=/apps/licserver
# Set platform rlm server will run on
rlmplat=linux-gcc41
# Set debuglog to the path to the debug log
debuglog=+$rlmdir/rlm.log
#---------------------------------------------------------------start() {
echo $debuglog
su - $rlmuser -c "$rlmdir/bin/$rlmplat/rlm -c $rlmdir -dlog $debuglog &"
}
stop() {
su - $rlmuser -c "$rlmdir/bin/$rlmplat/rlmdown -c localhost@5053 RLM -q"
}
case "$1" in
start)
start
;;
stop)
stop
;;
restart)
stop
sleep 2
start
;;
*)
echo $"Usage: $0 {start|stop|restart}"
exit 1
esac
exit 0

You MUST modify this example in order to set the correct definition of variables rlmuser,
rlmdir, rlmplat and debug_log.
RLM License Manager can be run as any user. You might use root as the rlmuser or any user you
created for this particular service.
Do not forget to set the Startup Script Executable:
# cp /apps/licserver/install/rlm.sh /etc/init.d/

The Geovariances License Manager daemon is a process that must always run; therefore it is
advisable to launch it at boot time.
Here is an example of a boot script that can be saved as a file /etc/init.d/rlm.sh (you can find a copy
of this script in /apps/licserver/install/rlm.sh).
#! /bin/sh
#

# chmod +x /etc/init.d/rlm.sh

Under Linux type the following command in order to activate the script for the next reboot.
# chkconfig --add rlm.sh

For other platforms, please check your Operating System documentation.

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If you want to start the License Manager daemon now, without rebooting your machine, just type
the following command:
# /etc/init.d/rlm.sh start

4 License Server Administration

You may also start up the License Manager at any time by following a few steps:
change directory to the license directory of the installation
# cd /apps/licserver

start the License Manager in background mode:


# ./bin/linux64-gcc41/rlm c . &

However, running the License Manager like this will require you to run it after each reboot of the
system, so once you are satisfied with the configuration, you should make the startup automatic
using a startup script like explained above.
You have reached the end of the installation procedure and you may activate a license. Please refer
to the section License Activation

The Geovariances License Manager includes various programs: geovar.exe, GVlictool.exe,


lic_scan.exe, rlm.exe, rlmanon.exe, rlmdebug.exe, rlmdown.exe, rlmnewlog.exe, rlmremove.exe,
rlmread.exe, rlmstat.exe, rlmswitch.exe, rlmswitchr.exe and rlmutil.exe.
These tools are handled by the RLM License Server Administration Application. This web-based
application is accessible from the port 5054 and offers all the necessary tools for License
Management:

Starting/stopping the license manager

Showing the status of the current licenses

Diagnostics and logs for troubleshooting.

To open the web based application, enter http://my-server-name:5054 in the address bar of
your internet browser.

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For more information about these commands refer to the rlm-Enduser.htlm file available in the
installation directory of the Geovariances License Manager.

5 License Activation
To use a license, it must to be activated using the Geovariances Activation Tool, based on RLM(r).
The activation process requires an Internet connection. To activate the license enter your name
and e-mail address and the activation key provided by Geovariances. This license can be used
locally on a workstation or through the network using a server.
Single user license: Install the product package on a workstation and activate the licence from
this workstation.
Floating license(s): Install the license tools on the server and activate the license(s) from this
computer. Then install the software package on one or several workstations, specifying the
server name when starting Isatis for the first time.
The license is attached to a unique device and must be activated from the appropriate computer.
The license can be attached to computer hardware or to a USB dongle. Note the USB dongle has to
be plugged into the workstation or license server during the license activation process.
This chapter describes how to activate a license, use a license server, select a product pack and
borrow a license from a server.
When launching Isatis, a window pops up asking you to select a Product Pack. The window lists all
the activated packages if you have defined the license environment correctly. If no package
appears, this indicates that you must activate a key or specify a license server. From this window,
you can select a package and launch it, specify a licence server or even activate a licence.

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5.1 License Activation Using a License Server


To be able to use a server license you must first install the License Server Manager on the server
(see Isatis Installation under Windows or Linux sections), activate the server license and you will
be able to use the license server.

5.1.1 Activate a License on a Server


After having installed the Geovariances License Manager on the server (under Windows, this is a
separate package, under Linux the license server is part of the Isatis installation), you need to run
the Geovariances Activation Tool. You should run the Activation Tool as an administrator as the
tool will write the license file in the folder named license in the Isatis installation.
Under Windows, a Start Menu entry is created. Under Linux, youll need to manually run
$GTX_HOME/license/bin/GVlictool. The program will pop up the following Window:

If no package is available or if you want to use another license click Specify a server or activate
a license. You can either use license server or activate a new license using a key on this computer.

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Note- If you are using a dongle on the license server, the dongle must be plugged into the server before
launching the license Manager. If the dongle is not plugged in, please plug it in and restart
GVlictool.exe.
Enter your Name, E-mail address and the Activation Key. This key has been sent by Geovariances.
It is a series of 16 digits with a dash every 4 digits (e.g.: 1234-5678-1234-5678).
Press Verify Key and a short description of the activation key will appear specifying the contents,
the expiration date and the type of the license that will be activated with the key.
The bottom line specifies the Host ID of the machine or dongle.
The program will connect to the Geovariances servers and check the consistency between the Host
ID and the Key. Press OK to get the new license that will be stored in the License Manager
installation folder.
The Activation Tool establishes an Internet connection to the Geovariances servers when pressing
Verify Key or OK buttons.
If OK and Verify Key buttons dont know work, you might need to setup a Proxy configuration.
Please read the paragraph below about Proxy Configuration (see 5.3).
Then restart the server by:
Going to: Config panel / (System and security) / Administrative tools / Services, select the
Geovariances License Manager and click Restart.
Or opening a web browser with the following address: localhost:5054 or [machine
name]:5054 and Click Reread/Restart Servers.

5.1.1.1 Specify a License Server on the workstation


From the workstation, launch Isatis and select the option Use Server and enter the name of the
server. Press OK to apply the modifications. If the server is not available or has no license, an
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5.2 Local License Activation


Press Verify Key to check the validity of the activation key with the dedicated button. If the
activation key is valid, some details about the license will be displayed in the Information Frame.
Note If you are using a license sever you have to activate the license from the server and specify
the license server name from the workstation (see previous chapter for more information).

The bottom line specifies the host ID of the machine or dongle.

If you are using a dongle without a license server, the dongle must be plugged into the computer
before launching Isatis.

The program will connect to the Geovariances servers and check the consistency between the host
ID and the key. Press OK to get the new license that will be stored in the license folder of the
program installation.

After having installed Isatis, the following Window appears when launching Isatis:

This window establishes an Internet connection to the Geovariances servers when pressing Verify
Key or OK buttons. If those buttons dont know work, you might need to setup a Proxy
configuration. Please read the paragraph below about Proxy configuration (see 5.3).

5.3 Proxy Configuration


Some companies require users to setup a special configuration to access the Internet, i.e. no
connection can be made without going through a special server called a Proxy. The default
configuration of the License Tool is to automatically retrieve the Proxy configuration from
Windows parameters (under Windows) or from some special environment variables (under
Windows and Linux).
However, if those parameters are not already defined system-wide, you might want to setup a
special setting from the Internet Connection Parameters window:

Select the option Activate Locally and enter your Name, your E-mail address and your Activation
Key. This key has been send by the Geovariances support Team. It is a code with 16 digits with a
dash every 4 digits (e.g: 1234-5678-1234-5678).

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5.4 Diagnostics
Should you have any problem during license activation or if asked so by the Geovariances
Technical Support Team, you can press the Diagnostics button to get information about current
machine configuration (and existing license diagnostics).
This will generate a text file in a temporary location and tell you where it has been stored on disk.
Please locate the file and send it to the Geovariances Technical Support
(support@geovariances.com) to help you activate your license.

No Proxy
This option tells the program to directly connect to the Internet not going though any proxy server.
Use system proxy settings
Select the option to automatically detect the proxy system parameters. The program will first check
if some special HTTP_PROXY and HTTP_PROXY_CREDENTIALS environment variables are
defined. HTTP_PROXY must be of the form http://myproxy:3128 (or 8080 or whatever port the
proxy is running on). In can also point to a Proxy Autoconfiguration file configuration like
http://myproxy/proxy.pac . HTTP_PROXY_CREDENTIALS must contain user:password.
Alternatively, under Windows, this consists in querying the Internet Options which define the
proxy server and port or the Proxy Autoconfiguration.
Manual Proxy configuration
Indicate here the proxy server name and port used.
Enable proxy authentication
If the proxy requires authentication, youll need to active the option and enter here the user and
password to connect to the internet. If you dont specify them here, the program should
automatically detect that some authentication is required, prompt you for the desired credentials
and remember here the username. For security considerations, the password wont be stored from
one session of the Activation Tool to another and you might be prompted for it the next time you
run the activation.

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5.5 Selecting a License Package


If you have several licenses available in your installation (whether it is local or on a server), the
program will show you the different packages available. If all your licenses are from the same type
of package, this step will not show up.
Select the package you want to use. For each package the number of currently available licences
and the total number of licences are specified. Highlight a package so that the list of corresponding
options will appear on the right hand side. Select the package that you wish to use and press OK
to start using it.

6 Borrowing
License borrowing enables you to share licenses on your local area network (floating licenses)
while allowing you to check out a license for working offline, i.e. while disconnected from the
network. You may thus bring along this borrowed license while traveling. This temporary license
remains valid for 35 days, but can be released at any time before the end of the period.
The borrowing procedure is as follows:
Launch Isatis and use Help->License->Borrow.

The release procedure is as follows:


Connect to the server, launch Isatis and use Help->License->Release.

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7 About Anonymous Statistics


When launching Isatis for the first time, the following window will pop up, asking you if you agree
to send anonymous statistics usage of Isatis to Geovariances:

If you select this option Remember my Decision, this panel will never pop up again, while if you
do not select this option, the question will popup again in 3 month.
Use the button Show me the Information I share to display the statistics file that will be send
anonymously if you answer Yes. This file shows few details about the computer configuration and
some statistics about the used panels of Isatis.

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