About this Install Guide

This guide is intended to get you up and running with this tool quickly with the most common settings. For a thorough review of all options, refer to the official documentation.

Older Arm products do not support UBL licenses. These will be enabled with FlexNet Publisher floating licenses. You will be supplied with license key(s) to generate your license(s).

License server set up

Download the latest FlexNet Publisher software

License Administrators should download and install the latest FlexNet Publisher software to your internal license server.



Generate license file

Access the Software Licensing Portal to generate your license. You will need the HOSTID of the license server and your product license key from Arm.

Optionally add license server names and network port to the SERVER line of the license file:




Launch the license server

Start the license server with:


            lmgrd -c license_file

See the FlexNet for Arm Tools License Management Guide for full options.

End-user set up

End-users should set the environment variable ARMLMD_LICENSE_FILE to map to the location of your license server.



            set ARMLMD_LICENSE_FILE=port@server



            export ARMLMD_LICENSE_FILE=port@server

Activate via tools IDE

The license can also be activated in the various Arm tool IDEs.

For example Arm Development Studio ), via Help > Arm License Manager. You will need to specify the appropriate Development Studio Edition as the Active Product.

Verify setup

To verify that the license is set up correctly, execute an Arm tool that does not support user-based licensing, for example:


            armcc --vsn


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