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ModelSim-AE not accepting license file.

KCMurphy
New Contributor I
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Recently, I purchased a new Verilog license for ModelSim-AE.  Apparently I had a very old one, and this caused the licensing people some administrative issues, which have now seem to have been resolved.

 

In any event, I now have several new license files, all of which appear to contain the new license along with some obsolete old ones, all tied to a T-guard dongle.

 

ModelSim-AE won't accept them, giving the following response to a vsim command:

# ** License Issue: License request for alteramtivlog feature failed
# ** License Issue: Invalid (inconsistent) license key. (C:\flexlm\License.dat)
# ** License Issue: Invalid (inconsistent) license key. (C:\flexlm\License.dat)
# ** License Issue: Invalid (inconsistent) license key. (C:\flexlm\license.dat)
# ** Error: Failure to obtain a Verilog simulation license. Unable to checkout any of these license features: 'alteramtivsim' or 'alteramtivlog'.

 

Win10-64 20H2

 

LM_LICENSE_FILE=C:\flexlm\License.dat

MGLS_LICENSE_FILE=C:\flexlm\License.dat

 

The license file contains the following INCREMENT lines:

 INCREMENT mgcvipae mgcld 2022.07 28-jul-2022 uncounted \
  INCREMENT mgcvipaeaxi mgcld 2022.07 28-jul-2022 uncounted \
  INCREMENT mgcvipaeaxi mgcld 2022.07 28-jul-2022 uncounted \
  INCREMENT mgcvipaeaxi4 mgcld 2022.07 28-jul-2022 uncounted \
  INCREMENT ip_base alterad 2012.01 permanent uncounted 87A007CC9ABE \
  INCREMENT alteramtivsim mgcld 2022.07 28-jul-2022 uncounted \
  INCREMENT alteramtivlog mgcld 2022.07 28-jul-2022 uncounted \

and the following (somewhat redundant) FEATURE lines

FEATURE maxplus2verilog alterad 2012.01 permanent uncounted \
  FEATURE maxplus2vhdl alterad 2012.01 permanent uncounted 743D05D78AE0 \
  FEATURE quartus_nonvolatile_encryption alterad 2022.06 01-jul-2022 \
  FEATURE quartus_nonvolatile_encryption alterad 2012.01 permanent \
  FEATURE maxplus2 alterad 2022.06 01-jul-2022 uncounted FD8556415155 \
  FEATURE quartus_pro alterad 2022.06 01-jul-2022 uncounted \
  FEATURE maxplus2 alterad 2022.06 01-jul-2022 uncounted FD8556415155 \
  FEATURE quartus alterad 2022.06 01-jul-2022 uncounted 83E456738FF6 \
  FEATURE maxplus2 alterad 2012.01 permanent uncounted 1F7A80793E7F \
  FEATURE quartus alterad 2012.01 permanent uncounted C384A3B6ACB7 \

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AR_A_Intel
Employee
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HI Sir

 

Thanks for your update. Upon checking with Intel IT team, Mentor engineering and Marketing team. Regrettably, the Dongle support has been disallowed for the OEM-Editions from v2019_3. Dongles are specifically disallowed in Exhibit 1 of the VAR Agreement.

According to the recent updated agreement (Jan 2021 to Jan 2024), We dropped Altera USB dongle (GUARD_ID=) support from v2019_3 Mentor Licensing release.

The Modelsim-AE 2021.1 Edition license will require a unique identifier on the target workstation, like an Ethernet address.

 

Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience and difficulty that you have.


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AR_A_Intel
Employee
719 Views

Hello

 

Welcome to INTEL forum. To narrow down the issue. Can you provide information on your?

1) Quartus version use

2) License.dat file

3) Error message screenshot

4) Screenshot of Quartus >> tools >> license setup

 

And for privacy, you can reply/attach your file in private message


KCMurphy
New Contributor I
707 Views

Currently using QPP 21.2 for new designs and QII 13.1 for old designs.  I have no problem with these licenses.

Attempting to license Modelsim-AE 2021.1

 

License.dat attached (renamed to License.txt)

Screenshot attached.

Windows 10 Pro 64bit.

 

AR_A_Intel
Employee
680 Views

Thanks for your update. if my understanding right, only Modelsim-AE 2021.1 is not working. May I know, does Modelsim-AE 2021.1 ever work before?


KCMurphy
New Contributor I
668 Views

No.

 

I can get ancient versions of Modelsim-PE working, using a FlexID-9 dongle, not that this helps much as they don't support much of SV. 

Currently I am trying to use the Altera T-series UltraPro dongle that DOES work for QPP 21.2.  It occurs to me that MS-AE might not support the T-series dongles, but I don't feel like burning a rehost just to test.

 

I'd prefer to use a dongle rather than a MAC address as I may be required to do work on the customer's premises. 

AR_A_Intel
Employee
661 Views

HI Sir

 

Thanks for your update. Upon checking with Intel IT team, Mentor engineering and Marketing team. Regrettably, the Dongle support has been disallowed for the OEM-Editions from v2019_3. Dongles are specifically disallowed in Exhibit 1 of the VAR Agreement.

According to the recent updated agreement (Jan 2021 to Jan 2024), We dropped Altera USB dongle (GUARD_ID=) support from v2019_3 Mentor Licensing release.

The Modelsim-AE 2021.1 Edition license will require a unique identifier on the target workstation, like an Ethernet address.

 

Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience and difficulty that you have.


AR_A_Intel
Employee
624 Views

We have not heard from you and I hope that my last note clears up this matter. If you don’t have any further question, I will now transition this thread to community support. If you have a new question, feel free to open a new thread to get the support from Intel experts. Otherwise, the community users will continue to help you on this thread. Thank you.


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