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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 ESG
PSG
EXG
MXG

Host ID is composed of the instrument’s model and serial number
  Example: N5182B,USY12345678
  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 Set EXT

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.

Logic Analyzers &
Protocol Analyzers
16800, 16900
Series
& N534x Series

Host ID is composed of an 8 character alphanumeric number
  Example: ca08e14b
  Note: If there are fewer than 8 characters, you will need to add preceding zeros.
Host ID is located in the second tab of the Help > Software Licensing ... dialog accessed from the menu bar in the logic and protocol analyzer application software.

Modular Products M8190A
M9381A
M9252A

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.
Special Note: Pulse Building (N7620B) for M8190A requires 3 elements in the Host ID
  Example: (M8190A,PCSERNO,FC12345678)
Special Note: Pulse Building (N7620B) for N603xA and N824xA requires 4 elements in the Host ID
  Example: (N6030A,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, N603xA, 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.
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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