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Volt MX Foundry


The following are the prerequisites for activating a Volt MX Foundry license.

  • HCL Software Account
  • Valid VoltMX Foundry license issued by the HCL Software licensing team

Acquiring your license

See What is the HCL License & Delivery Portal (FlexNet Portal)? for information on how to acquire your Volt MX Foundry license through the HCL License & Delivery Portal.

Activating a license for the first time

  • Download VoltMX Foundry from the HCL License & Delivery Portal.
  • Open the VoltMX Foundry console, enter your credentials, and click SIGN IN. Foundry sign in
  • In your VoltMX Foundry console, click ACTIVATE NOW at the top of the screen. Foundry sign in
  • You are redirected to the Licensing tab, which shows that the license has not been activated yet. Click ACTIVATE LICENSE NOW.
  • The license configurator dialog appears. Input the license information provided by the HCL Software licensing team.

    • By default, URL shows the HCL License & Delivery Portal address.

    License URL:

license settings error message

  • After saving the license configuration, wait a few seconds for the license to activate. Note: Here are some errors you might see if you specify the wrong information.
    • Invalid license URL might be caused by invalid URL or Server ID.
    • Invalid license credentials is caused by an incorrect Password.
    • License features has expired is caused by an expired Server ID.
  • When activation is complete, you are redirected to the dashboard of your VoltMX Foundry console. You can check your license information on the Licensing tab in Settings. license details

Activating a license on a private network

If you are running Volt MX Foundry on a private network, the license activation process fails, because your machine cannot connect to the cloud-based Volt MX License Server.

If you do not have access to the server, you can use your HCL Software ID to download the installer for the HCL Common Local License Server from the HCL License and Download Portal (, along with set-up instructions for Linux and Windows. Use the Local License Server URL in the license configurator dialog and sync the license information with the HCL Software Flexnet Operations site at a later point.

Note: The license configurator dialog that notifies you of the license activation failure contains a link to the offline license activation documentation.

activation error message

Note: After setting up your own Local License Server, make sure that your domain certificate is imported to your local server machine and in the Foundry installation java folder.

local license server configuration

Change the URL based on your Local License Server domain. For the Server ID, the Local License Server assumes the active/selected host and only accepts the (~) character.

Note: Valid SSLCertificate from a Certificate Authority (CA) or Self Signed certificate is required. http connections are not supported.

When your Foundry server is online, an administrator can sync the license with the HCL Software FlexNet Operations site using sync tool or REST API. Please see the HCL Common Local License README file for detailed instructions.

Activating license on disabled console

If your trial license has been expired 30 days or more, the Foundry console blocks you from accessing the application and displays the license expired page. Click ACTIVATE LICENSE NOW.

expired trial license error message

As with normal license activation, the license configurator dialog prompts you to supply the correct license configuration. Upon saving the configuration, wait a few seconds for the license to activate. You are then redirected to the console dashboard and the console is now enabled.