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Quick Install-Linux

MBP can be installed on a Linux machine after downloading the installation file from the Agilent EEsof EDA website, as illustrated.


Obtain MBP License File

MBP requires a license to run. You can either apply for an Evaluation or a Purchased license. Once the license request is approved, a license file (with .lic extension) is sent as an email attachment. Save this file on your computer at $HPEESOF_DIR/Licensing/2013.01/linux_x86_[32|64]/bin, where, $HPEESOF_DIR is the product installation path.

Supported Platforms

For details on Supported Platforms, refer to the Supported Platforms section.

System Requirements

The following are Agilent recommended configurations:


Minimum 2 GB RAM recommended

Hard Disk Space

Minimum 1GB for a complete installation


Minimum Single-core


1024x768 or higher

Download MBP Installer

Click http://www.keysight.com/find/eesof-mbp-latest-downloads to download MBP.

Install MBP

To install MBP, follow the steps below:

  1. From a terminal (command prompt), move the mbpinstall.gz file you downloaded from the Agilent EEsof EDA MBP download page (http://www.keysight.com/find/eesof-mbp-latest-downloads) to the directory you want to install MBP in. For example, mv mbpinstall.gz /home/username/apps/
  2. Then, un-compress mbpinstall.gz and change permissions to make the resulting mbpinstall file executable:
    gzip -d mbpinstall.gz
    chmod 755 mbpinstall
  3. Run mbpinstall and follow the onscreen instructions to install MBP:
  4. Once the installation finishes, add the installation directory to your PATH environment variable for your login.
    If you are using bash shell, add the following to the end of your ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bashrc file:
    export PATH=$PATH:/home/username/apps/agilent/MBP_2013_01/bin
    If you are using C shell, add the following to the end of your ~/.tcshrc or ~/.cshrc file:
    set PATH=($PATH /home/username/apps/agilent/MBP_2013_01/bin)
  5. Once you have added the MBP installation directory to your PATH, open a new terminal or logout and login again to activate the changes you made to your login's profile.

MBP License Setup

Both node-locked and floating licenses require license server to get installed and started. For a node-locked license, license server and the client machine are the same machine (that is, your local machine). For a floating license, these can be separate machines.


Agilent EEsof products no longer run on the Solaris platform; however, we still support Solaris as the license server system.

Node-locked License

To set up a node-locked license, follow the 2-step process:

Step 1: Start License Server Managers (lmgrd and agileesofd)

  1. Change the directory to the $HPEESOF_DIR/Licensing/2013.01/linux_x86_[32|64]/bin.
  2. Run the following command to start lmgrd:
    ./lmgrd -c <license file path> -l <license log file path>
    • <license file path> specifies one or more full path-names to the license file(s).
    • <license log file path> is the full path-name to the debug log file.

./lmgrd -c /home/userlogin/FlexNet_Version_x.x.x.x/flexnet_x.x.xlinux_x86_64/license.lic -l /home/_userlogin/FlexNet_Version_x._x.x.x/flexnet_x.x.x_linux_x86_64/server_log.txt

Step 2: Set Product Environment Variable

To use a node-locked license on your machine, set the MBP_LICENSE_FILE environment variable to point to the machine running the license server managers.

To set the environment variable MBP_LICENSE_FILE in a shell, type the following commands:


setenv MBP_LICENSE_FILE port@host.domain to your ~/.tcshrc or ~/.cshrc file.


export MBP_LICENSE_FILE=port@host.domain your ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bashrc file.

Floating License

Setting up floating license on Linux is a 3-step process where both server-side setup and client-side setup are needed.

Step 1: Server-side setup

  1. Install Agilent EEsof EDA Licensing Software
    Download and install Agilent EEsof Licensing Tools for Linux.

  2. Start License Server Managers (lmgrd and agileesofd)
    Follow the step 1 as described in Node-locked License section.

Step 2: Client-side setup

Once the license is configured successfully for all the license servers, configure each client computer to point to the network license server. You can perform this step manually by setting up product environment variables. For details, refer to step 2 of Node-locked License Setup section.

Launch MBP

After installing MBP, add the installation path to PATH environment variable.


In bash,

  1. Add set PATH=$PATH:/home/userlogin/Agilent/MBP_2013_01/bin :/home/userlogin/Agilent/MBP_2013_01 in bash_profile file.
  2. Run mbp in terminal to start MBP.

If you do not add the path to environment, you can use full path to launch MBP, for example, /home/userlogin/Agilent/MBP2013_01/bin/mbp and /home/userlogin/Agilent/MBP_2013_01/mbp.

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