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How do I find the HOST ID of my instrument or PC?

Keysight software options are licensed to many different types of hardware, using a unique hardware identifier called the Host ID. The Host ID is composed of 1, 2 or 3 elements, depending upon the software model and the target hardware platform.

Product Family Description
Signal Generators With Signal Studio:

ESG
PSG
 

Host ID is composed of the instrument’s model and serial number
Example: N5182B,MY12345678
Note: There is a comma, and no spaces.

Model and serial number can be found on a tag on the instrument’s rear panel or by pressing Utility > Instrument Info > Diagnostic Info from the front panel.

All except Signal Studio:
 

 

ESG
PSG

Host ID is composed of instrument Host ID (8 character alphanumeric) and instrument serial number.
Example: FEA73979,MY12345678
Note: There is a comma, and no spaces.

To locate Host ID, press Utility > Instrument Adjustments > Instrument Options > Software Options. 

EXG
MXG
UXG

Host ID is composed of the instrument’s model and serial number
Example: N5182B,MY12345678
Note: There is a comma, and no spaces.

Model and serial number can be found on a tag on the instrument’s rear panel or by pressing Utility > Instrument Info > Diagnostic Info from the front panel.

Baseband Generator
and Channel Emulator
PXB

Host ID is composed of the instrument’s model and serial number
Example: N5106A,MY12345678
Note: There is a comma, and no spaces.

Model and serial number can be found on a tag on the instrument’s rear panel or by selecting System > Product Information from the front panel.

Wireless Communications Test Sets

EXT-A (E6607A)

EXT-B (E6607B)

EXT-C (E6607C)

Host ID is composed of the instrument’s model and serial number
Example: E6607B,MY12345678
Note: There is a comma, and no spaces.

Model and serial number can be found on a tag on the instruments’ rear panel or by selecting System > Show > System from the front panel.

E6630A

EXM (E6640A)

EXF (E6650A)

For these models the software is licensed to the controller PC (internal or external)

Host ID is composed of the keyword PCSERNO and the PC’s internal serial number
Example: PCSERNO,FC12345678
Note: There is a comma, and no spaces.

The PC’s internal serial number can be found by running Keysight License Manager software from the Start menu. (Start > All Programs > Keysight > Keysight License Manager > Keysight License Manager).
 

Remote Radio Tester E6610A

Host ID is composed of instrument’s model and serial number and the keyword PCSERNO and the PC’s internal serial number
Example: E6610A,KR1234578,PCSERNO,FC12345678
Note: There are a commas, and no spaces.

The PC’s internal serial number can be found by running Keysight License Manager software from the Start menu. (Start > All Programs > Keysight > Keysight License Manager > Keysight License Manager).

The instrument’s serial number can be found on a tag on the instrument’s rear panel.

Modular Products and VXT M8190A
M9381A
M933xA
N824xA
M9420A

For most modular products the software is licensed to the controller PC.
Host ID is composed of the keyword PCSERNO and the PC’s internal serial number
Example: PCSERNO,FC12345678
Note: There is a comma, and no spaces.

The PC’s internal serial number can be found by running Keysight License Manager software from the Start menu. (Start > All Programs > Keysight > Keysight License Manager > Keysight License Manager).

Special Note: Signal Studio Apps for M8190A requires 3 elements in the Host ID
Example: M8190A,PCSERNO,FC12345678

Special Note: Signal Studio Apps for M933xA and N824xA requires 4 elements in the Host ID
Example: N8241A,US1234578,PCSERNO,FC12345678

For the M8190A, the model number is visible on the front panel of the module or within the main firmware panel.

For the M933xA, M9420A, and N824xA the model number can be found in the Soft Front Panel software (on the right side of the UI). 

Signal Studio inside SystemVue  

The software is licensed to the controller PC.
Host ID is composed of the keyword PCSERNO and the PC’s internal serial number
Example: PCSERNO,FC12345678
Note: There is a comma, and no spaces.

The PC’s internal serial number can be found by running Keysight License Manager software from the Start menu. (Start > All Programs > Keysight > Keysight License Manager > Keysight License Manager).

Special Note for server configurations: Signal Studio with SystemVue can support floating licenses (Server based). If you purchased a floating license, you should use the internal serial number from the Server PC (not the Client PC) to form the Host ID for your Signal Studio software license.

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