Interfacing the ESPRIT License Manager - HT906 - OpenLM Software License Management
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Interfacing the ESPRIT License Manager – HT906

ESPRIT is one of the many license managers supported by OpenLM. In this step-by-step guide we will explore how to configure OpenLM to interface with the DPTC ESPRIT License Manager in order to monitor license usage and obtain license statistics.

Table of Contents:

1. Requirements

2. OpenLM Broker configuration

3. OpenLM Server configuration

4. Verify the Esprit License Manager configuration

5. Known Limitations

How OpenLM interfaces with the ESPRIT License Manager

Diagram of how OpenLM Broker interfaces with the ESPRIT License Manager and OpenLM Server

 

1. Requirements

  1. OpenLM Broker v4.6 installed and configured on the Esprit license manager machine.
  2. OpenLM Server v4.6 installed and configured on a network computer.

 

2. OpenLM Broker configuration

1. Download and install the latest OpenLM Broker version. Follow the Broker configuration guide for step-by-step instructions.

2. Select the hostname node (e.g. L312MD) and then click on Add Port.

OpenLM Broker ESPRIT License Manager Configuration Settings

3. Enter any port number and select the License Manager Type as Esprit from the drop-down menu.

4. Click Apply.

5. Under the newly created node, right-click Log Files → Add Log File.

6. Configure the Log File Definition screen as follows:

Type – Esprit Server Usage

Name (Descriptive) – a name to help you identify the purpose of the log

Path – click on the […] button and navigate to the logs folder where your installation of Esprit is located. The required file is named DptSecLogServerUsage.txt

Vendor – select the Vendor that you have defined in the Vendors node (by default: “Vendor Name to Be Filled”)

OpenLM Broker ESPRIT License Manager Log File Configuration

7. Click Apply to save the changes.

8. Click Restart Broker, wait a couple of seconds then finally click OK on the “Service started successfully” dialog pop-up.

9. Open the EasyAdmin interface either by accessing http://<Server IP>:7019 in your browser or through the Start Menu → OpenLM → OpenLM EasyAdmin User Interface shortcut)

10. In the License Servers window, click “Approve” on the Esprit LM entry that has been added automatically.

Approving the ESPRIT License Manager in EasyAdmin's License Server widget

 

3. OpenLM Server configuration

Although it is possible to manually add the Esprit license manager in the OpenLM Server Configuration tool, we recommend letting EasyAdmin handle the entire process automatically once you have approved the license manager in the License Servers window (step 10 above). The following instructions are provided mainly for reference purposes in case the automatic configuration process fails.

1. Open the OpenLM Server configuration tool (Start Menu → OpenLM → OpenLM Server)

2. Click Add.

3. Configure the server screen as follows:

Enabled – checked

Type – OpenLM Generic

Description – a name to identify the Esprit server

Time Zone – the time zone where the Esprit server is located

Sample Rate – leave default (60 seconds)

Is Triad Configuration – unchecked

Hostname – the Esprit LM hostname or IP

Port – the Esprit LM communication port

Use Broker – checked

4. Click Apply to save the configuration.

 

4. Verify the ESPRIT License Manager configuration

To see if the ESPRIT License Manager is being monitored correctly:

1. Open the EasyAdmin web application either by going to the address of your EasyAdmin Server (i.e. http://localhost:7019/EasyAdmin2/) or by accessing the shortcut in the Windows Start Menu → OpenLM → OpenLM EasyAdmin User Interface

2. Click EasyAdmin Start → Widgets→ License Servers. The License Servers window appears. Verify that the configured license manager appears on the list. A green circle node indicates an active connection to a license server.

ESPRIT License Manager being monitored by EasyAdmin's License Server widget

 

5. Known Limitations

  • License denials are not currently monitored
  • The quantity of licenses cannot currently be read by the Broker so it is displayed as “Unlimited”

in Interfacing License Managers

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