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ArcGIS License Manager Failover

Question asked by wchatx on Nov 2, 2015
Latest reply on Nov 25, 2015 by curtvprice

I'm setting up license manager failover for my organization per the instructions found at


Acquired the failover licenses from our account rep and have everything setup. Trouble is, it doesn't seem to work as described. Instead of getting a notification when the primary manager is unreachable, everything appears to keep humming along. In the case of not having any licenses available (but Manager is still reachable), the client pulls from the failover Manager.


Anyone have experience setting up License Manager failover? It was great of ESRI to offer this and dole out the new licenses (which are clearly marked Failover Concurrent in My ESRI) and we don't want to abuse it or rely on our people to keep their hands out the cookie jar.


For reference:

ArcGIS Desktop & License Manager 10.3.1

Both primary and failover Managers installed on Windows Server 2008 systems