Installing node-locked licenses for DS-5

This tutorial explains how to install your node-locked license for DS-5.

Installing node-locked licenses for DS-5

Node-locked licenses are for single workstation installations and are locked to the host ID of your workstation. The license file for a node-locked license is generated using the Arm License Manager.

Purchasing a license

To purchase a DS-5 node locked license:

  1. Contact Arm through the pricing information request page. You can also contact your local distributor.
  2. A representative from Arm, or one of its distributors, will contact you to discuss your request. You will also be provided with a serial number by email which you will need to obtain your license.

Downloading and Installing DS-5

DS-5 is available for both Windows and Linux hosts. See DS-5 System Requirements for a list of supported hosts.

Download and install DS-5 using the installer relevant to your host.

Starting DS-5 and setting up your workspace

To start DS-5, from your desktop menu, select Eclipse for DS-5.

In the Workspace Launcher dialog, accept the default workspace, or click Browse and select a folder. For example, C:\DS-5_Workspace.

Select Use this as the default and do not ask again option and click OK.

Workspace Launcher dialog

If you are using DS-5 for the first time, then the No License Found dialog is displayed.

Click Open License Manager to use the License Manager to add a license.

Collecting a license

After setting up DS-5, you have to collect a license to use it.


You need to be connected to the internet and have an Arm account to obtain a DS-5 license. You will also need the serial number sent to you by email. Once a license is generated, a serial number is linked to your Arm account. If you have any questions or require assistance, contact Arm license support.

  1. In the No Licenses Found dialog, click Open License Manager.

    No license found dialog

  2. In the Arm License Manager dialog, click Add License.

    ARM License Manager dialog

  3. In the Add License dialog, select Use a license file, license server, serial number, or activation code option and click Next.

    Use a license file

  4. If not already selected, select the Enter a serial number or activation code option, and enter the serial number from the email sent to you.

    For example:

    Serial number with option selected

  5. Click Next.
  6. In the Choose network interface dialog, select a network interface.

    Select network interface


    Arm recommends selecting a physical network interface. If a virtual interface is selected, the license stops working if the media access control (MAC) address of the interface is changed.

  7. Click Next.
  8. In the Developer account details dialog, enter your Arm account details. If you do not have an account, create one.

    Developer Account Details

  9. Click Finish. DS-5 creates the license and adds it to the Arm License Manager.
  10. Select a toolkit from the list and Close the Arm License Manager.
  11. Click Restart Eclipse in the Confirm Restart Eclipse dialog box.

When DS-5 next launches, it uses the new license file. You can view the updated license in the Arm License Manager.

ARM License Manager with DS-5 Professional Toolkit selected

You are now ready to use DS-5.