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Locating Host Information for Licensing


Problem:

How do I find myhostids.txt licensing information for my host computer if I cannot share the myhostids.txt file created by Tecplot software?

Solution:

This information can be procured from running a couple commands from the terminal. Instructions for both Windows and Linux are included below.

Windows:

On Windows, use the command prompt to get your hostname and ethernet physical address (12 digit number) using:

ipconfig /all

For example, the hostname and ethernet physical address are underlined:
C:\Users\user>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : UserComputer
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . .  : organization.org
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : organization.org

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix .  : organization.org
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I316-LM
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 64-00-9D-87-C1-F4
To get the disk ID (8 digits), use:
vol
or
vol C:
(C can be replaced with the disk where the Tecplot software is installed)
For example:
C:\Users\user>vol
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 7BC4-EB42

 

Linux:

On Linux, use this command in the terminal to get the hostname:
hostname
For example:
[user@userCentOS bin]$ hostname
userCentOS
For the Linux ethernet address (12 digits), run this command:
/sbin/ifconfig
Select the ether ID for the Ethernet adapter. For example, here, the ether ID for eth0 is underlined:
[user@userCentOS bin]$ /sbin/ifconfig eth0
eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet 192.168.5.10 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.109.255
inet6 fe80::bc85:2ef6:1c00:9af7 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link>
ether 64:0c:29:36:b9:d0 akqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
RX packets 315325 bytes 416368592 (397.0 MiB)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 123967 bytes 9445819 (9.0 MiB)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0