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I have a esri license server setup with a failover (as described in the ArcGIS documentation).

All the ArcGIS clients have the environment variable ARCGIS_LICENSE_FILE set to 27001@mainlicenseserver;27001@failoverlicenseserver.

My question is: Is there a way a can see from which license server a ArcGIS client (for instance ArcMap) got the license?

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Don't you use ArcGIS Administrator to see what license server ArcMap is connected to? Or am I misunderstanding your question? – Alex Tereshenkov Feb 24 '14 at 9:37
As far as I can see there is no way to see if you checked out a license from the main license server or your failover license server in the ArcGIS Administrator. You can see the currently available license from one server, that's all (As I understand it). – steenhulthin Feb 24 '14 at 9:52
Ah, I see. You should probably update your question to reflect this. – Alex Tereshenkov Feb 24 '14 at 9:54

You can use the command line tool lmutil on your license server machine to get these informations (a list of all client names).

lmutil lmstat -a -c your_license_file

If you have access to lmutil.exe at your client machine (it is only one file lmutil.exe) you can use it on client machine too:

lmutil lmstat -a -c 27000@your_server_host

Please note: The tool lists all client names. So it could violate privacy.

(I'm not sure if that works with 10.2)

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ok, good to know, but the question if I - on the client - can see which license server that provided the license. – steenhulthin Feb 24 '14 at 11:26
Thanks for the update! – steenhulthin Feb 25 '14 at 8:08

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