Vendor daemon can't talk to lmgrd (Cannot read data from license server system. (-16,287))

Vendor daemon can't talk to lmgrd (Cannot read data from license server system. (-16,287))

Summary

This article will explain how to overcome the error 'Vendor daemon can't talk to lmgrd (Cannot read data from license server system. (-16,287))'

Symptoms

When starting the license server the following error may be produced.

18:58:06 (flexera) Vendor daemon can't talk to lmgrd (Cannot read data from license server system. (-16,287))
18:58:06 (flexera) EXITING DUE TO SIGNAL 28 Exit reason 5
18:58:08 (lmgrd) flexera exited with status 28 (Communications error)
18:58:08 (lmgrd) Since this is an unknown status, license server


Cause

This can be caused by using ports in the license file that are already in use.

The license server (lmgrd/lmadmin) and the vendor daemon both use ports and can be specified in the license file.

For example:

SERVER this_host ANY 27005
VENDOR flexera PORT=27010
USE_SERVER
FEATURE...

Where 27005 in the license server port and 27010 is the vendor daemon port.

Resolution

Change the port numbers in the license file and restart the license server.
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