After installing Harmony, configure the database parameters depending on your machine's setup and configure third-party software.

1. Configuring the License Server
2. Configuring Harmony

Configuring the License Server

Now that you have installed Harmony, you must set up the licensing so it can run on the server and client machines.

  1. Do one of the following:

Start the License Wizard:


Start Harmony.

The Welcome screen appears.

  1. Click Activate License.

The Activation Options screen appears.

  1. Click Internet Activation.

The Internet Activation Options screen appears.

  1. Click Network License.

The Internet Activation - Network License screen appears.

  1. Do the following:
In the Product Code field, enter your product code.
In the License Count field, enter the number of licenses the product code grants you.

NOTE: Once activated and returned to the activation server, a server license cannot be activated again. Make sure you are activating the license on the correct computer with the proper license count.
  1. Click Activate.

The Install License Server screen appears.

  1. Click Install License Server.

The license.dat file is created in /usr/local/flexlm/licenses/license.dat. The License Server is also configured and started.

The license.dat created contains the following:

SERVER this_host 0 ANY

VENDOR toonboom


Configuring Harmony

After installation, set up the database configuration for computers running Harmony.

1. Setting Up the Database Server
2. Creating the Toon Boom Harmony File System
Setting Up the Database Server

The Dbserver controls all interactions with the contents of the Toon Boom Harmony database. It processes all requests to open, read or update files, keeping track of locked files so they cannot be edited by anyone.

When installing Harmony on the server for the first time, the Harmony database folder is created automatically. Verify that the folder was created correctly. Look for the USA_DB folder in the root folder /USA_DB. If you do not see the folder, then create it using the create_usa_db script:

/usr/local/ToonBoomAnimation/harmony[edition]_12/lnx86_64/bin/create_usa_db /USA_DB

Next, create and edit the Dbserver.conf file to set up the Dbserver. Then run a script to start it.

After you set up and start the license and Dbserver, you are ready to create the file system for the Toon Boom Harmony database.