This is a short post on how to set up a systemd-based service to run FlexLM lmgrd. It is based on what others have written, and primarily based on Schrödinger, Inc.’s instructions.
The full write-up with the various files is at GitHub: https://github.com/prehensilecode/flexlm-systemd-service
Outline of the steps:
- Create an unprivileged system user named flexlm to run the service
- Create an lmgrd.service service definition file to go into /etc/systemd/system
- Create a directory tree for the executables (lmgrd, lmutil, vendor daemons) and license files
- Create a /var/log subdirectory