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Engines & Licensing

Use the Engines & Licensing page to perform the following tasks:

  • Request and Install a License.
  • Configure the Number of FME Engines to Start.
  • View the Status of FME Engines and Hosts.
  • Configure Job Queues.

Request and Install a License

To license your engines, follow the steps in Request and Install a License.

Configuring the Number of FME Engines to Start

Under Hosts, move the cursor over the Engines field for the Engine host you want to configure, use the up/down arrows to change the number of starting engines as desired, and click Change.

When configuring the number of FME Engines to start, consider the following:

  • If your FME Server is configured for Active-Passive Architecture, you must implement a workaround to specify the number of licensed engines to start on both the primary and failover machines. For more information, see Maximum number of engines on FME Server in Active/Passive failover architecture in the FME Knowledge Center.
  • Changes on the Engine Management page are requested through port 7500, by default. To process these requests, it may be necessary to configure a rule in the firewall settings of machines hosting FME Engines to allow open communication through port 7500. To change the port number through which these requests are processed, use the NODE_ENGINE_ADMIN_PORT directive in the processMonitorConfigEngines.txt and fmeServerConfig.txt configuration files, located in <FMEServerDir>\Server.
  • If 32-bit and 64-bit FME Engines are installed on the same host, you can increase the number of engines; however, new engines are by default 64-bit. If you decrease the number of engines, you will lose 32-bit engines and will not recover them until a restart of FME Server.

View the Status of FME Engines and Hosts

Under Licensed Engines, you can view the status of all operational FME Engines for your installation of FME Server. To refresh your view of the status of FME Engines on any servers that are hosting them, click Refresh Hosts.

Configure Job Queues

Job queues are a mechanism for sending jobs to specific FME Engines. For more information, see Job Queues.