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Installation (Multiple Seats)

InTime can be deployed on multiple networked machines or in a server farm. Workload systems, such as LSF and SGE, are supported. Below is a typical deployment scenario for multiple InTime "workers" (see figure below).

Private Cloud network Architecture

Private Cloud Components

These are the components of a multi-seat configuration.

Roles Description
InTime Server/License Server Manages job scheduling, collating results and license management.
InTime (Worker) Workers receives job assignments from the Server and runs them.
InTime (Client) Client submits jobs (FPGA projects) to the Server and collates the results.

InTime/License Server

The InTime Server acts as a job scheduler/manager and license manager when InTime is running on multiple machines at the same time. A License Server is also packaged together and is a service to allow InTime to use floating licenses. These two services are installed automatically if the default installation options are selected.


  • Operating System: 64-bit architecture. Windows 10 / Ubuntu 16.04 / RedHat Enterprise 7 and above, or compatible.
  • Minimum 500GB free disk space.
  • Static IP address (also supports to communicate with InTime worker processes.
  • Network ports

    • Ports 39940, 39941 to communicate with InTime worker processes.
    • Port 39942 for the administrative console.
    • Port 39946 for web-based configuration.


    Java is required but InTime will install its own Java 1.8.0 JDK.

Deploy License Server Separately

Note that it is possible to deploy the License Server separately from the InTime Server. This can be due to administrative reasons. For example, licenses are located on an isolated machine. Another reason to separate the License Server is because the InTime handles file transfer and acts as a file handling manager, therefore it might be better to deploy it on a bigger machine.

To understand how to deploy the license separately, please refer to How to install License Server and InTime Server separately?

Linux Installation

  1. Download the installer from

  2. Login as a privileged user and set user execute permissions for "". In this example, the user is "cadadmin", and the installation directory is "/home/cadadmin/intimeserver/".

    $ pwd
    $ chmod u+x


    As a security precaution, we do not allow the "root" account to install and run the InTime Server. It is not recommended to use the root to install or run any 3rd-party applications.

  3. Run the installer file. Use default options for full installation. For those planning to migrate an existing InTime Server database and configurations from an earlier version, enter the same installation directory to overwrite an current installation.

    $ ./intimeserver_v<version>
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing Plunify InTime Server version 2.6.10 (Build ccc1cfd).........................
    INFO      : Installing to /home/cadadmin/intimeserver
    Select installation type: ('1' - Full installation InTime Server/License Server, '2' - License Server only, '3' - InTime Server only) [1]
    INFO      : Installing InTime Server/License Server...
    INFO      : Completed server type setup.
    INFO      : Installing SQLite support (default)...
    INFO      : Completed database setup.
    Clean up and remove installation files? ('y' - Yes, 'n' - No) [n]
    INFO      : Not removing installation files.
    Specify JVM (Java Virtual Machine) options: ('1' - minimal, '2' - optimal) [2]
    INFO      : Using optimal JVM options by default.
    INFO      : Completed JVM setup.
    To migrate an existing InTime Server installation, enter the existing installation path: (<Enter> to skip migration)
    INFO      : No migration required.
    INFO      : Completed migration setup.
    Specify the license file e.g. server.lic: (<Enter> to skip if you wish to copy the license file manually later)
    INFO      : Not automatically installing the license file.
    INFO      : Please copy the license file e.g. server.lic to /home/cadadmin/intimeserver/ before running.
    INFO      : Completed license file installation step.
    InTime Server/License Server installation OK.
        Make sure that the license file (e.g. server.lic) is in /home/cadadmin/intimeserver/
        Run the following commands in a terminal console:
            cd /home/cadadmin/intimeserver

    Specify JVM (Java Virtual Machine) options

    There are two options: [1] Minimal setting for 1GB of heapspace - suitable for running just the License Server; [2] Optimal setting for 4GB of heapspace - typically used for running the InTime Server.

    Install License Server and InTime Server on 2 different servers

    To install License Server and InTime Server on 2 or more servers, refer to this webpage for more information.

  4. Install license and start the InTime Server. Copy the license file, e.g. server.lic, into /home/cadadmin/intimeserver/ and launch the InTime Server. To launch the InTime Server, run the script ./

    $ pwd
    $ ./ 
    PID [OLD]         = 29016 
    SERVERIP 1        =
    $---------- BEGINNING OF LOG FILE ----------
    UTC DATE/TIME: 2015-12-15 02:32:01.269
    $---------- BEGINNING OF LOG FILE ----------
    UTC DATE/TIME: 2015-12-15 02:32:01.269
    Write permission (plunify.db) [  OK  ]
    JDBC (plunify.db)             [  OK  ]
    JDBC (intimeruns.h2.db)       [  OK  ]
    Starting InTime Server        [  OK  ]
    Starting License Server       [  OK  ]
    Starting ACL Server           [  OK  ]
    License server.lic            [  OK  ]
    License has started?          [  OK  ]
    License not expired?          [  OK  ]
    License Mac 08:00:27:70:A5:E2 [  OK  ]
    License features              [  OK  ]
    Admin portal can be accessed at http://localhost:39946/admin


    To start/restart the Server at a later time, just run ./ again. To shut down the server run ./ -stop

  5. Check the InTime Server's status.

    $ ps -ef|grep java
    intime    5700     1  2 07:16 pts/3    00:00:03 /home/caadmin/intimeserver/./jdk/bin/java -Xms512m -Xmx1024m -server -Dlogback.configurationFile=/home/caadmin/intimeserver/./conf/logback.xml -DINTIMESERVER_HOME=/home/caadmin/intimeserver/. -classpath /home/caadmin/intimeserver/./intimeserver.jar:/home/caadmin/intimeserver/./lib/* com.plunify.main.InTimeServer -directory /home/caadmin/intimeserver/./plunify_server -licensefile /home/caadmin/intimeserver/./server.lic -log_level info

    Automatically Start Server (Optional)

    To automatically start the InTime Server when a machine boots up, add the following line to /etc/rc.local. $ vi /etc/rc.local /bin/su -s /bin/bash -c '/home/cadadmin/intimeserver/' cadadmin

Windows Installation

  1. Download the (windows) installer from

  2. Run the installer by double-clicking it on the machine designated as the InTime server. Select "Full Installation" to install the default. InTime Server will be installed in the default directory C:\intimeserver. The installer will attempt to overwrite earlier version of libraries and files, do make sure a backup to this directory before installing.

  3. Request a license from Plunify by providing the MAC address of the InTime Server machine. After receiving the license file, for example, server.lic, place it in C:\intimeserver.

  4. Open a command prompt and navigate to C:\intimeserver. To launch InTime Server, run the start_server.bat script.

    Stop and restart

    To shut down the server run start_server.bat -stop. To start/restart the Server at a later time, just run start_server.bat again in another shell.

    Please ensure that you see the license acceptance message as shown below

    License Acceptance Notification

    A Windows Security Alert may pop up indicating that a Java binary is running. Click "Allow access" as shown below

    Windows Security Alert

Install InTime Agent (Worker)

Do this for every machine that uses InTime or just once in a shared folder. The installation process is the same as installing InTime for a single seat. Please refer to the Single Seat installation guide for the detailed instructions.

Unattended Installation

Assuming the InTime version is 3.1.2.

Windows: C:\Users\Test\Downloads> intime_v3.1.2_64bit_win.exe /AllUsers /S /NCRD


Similarly, for InTime Server,

Windows: C:\Users\Test\Downloads> intimeserver_v3.1.2_64bit_win.exe /AllUsers /S /NCRD


Argument Description
DEFAULT_INSTALL '1' - Full installation InTime Server/License Server, '2' - License Server only, '3' - InTime Server only

Typical Job Scenario

This is a scenario of how a project is submitted over the the network to multiple machines.

  1. The InTime Agent is launched on multiple remote machines.
  2. The user starts an InTime Client. User opens a project and submits a job to the InTime Server. Usually this job has multiple revisions or strategies.
  3. The InTime Server accepts this job and assigns a job ID to it.
  4. The InTime Server queues the job and assigns individual strategy/revision to available InTime Agents.
  5. The InTme Agent software will accept the job and start an InTime Worker instance to work on it.
  6. Once the InTime Worker has completed their assigned strategy, the results are sent back to the InTime Server.
  7. InTime Server will mark the job as completed when all the results are back.
  8. InTime client will receive a notification in its next polling request. It will download the results, update the history and complete the job.
  9. InTime Agent will exit (if there are no more jobs) in LSF/SGE environment.