The OpenLM Floating license monitoring and Usage optimization tool interfaces an ever growing variety of license managers, such as Flexera FlexLM (Flexnet publisher), Beta LM, IBM LUM, DSLS, Sentinel HASP, Sentinel RMS, Reprise RLM, MathLM, LM-X and Easycopy.
Step 1: Installation
The OpenLM System components are available for download on the OpenLM site. After filling in your name and email, you would be directed to the download section. Select the OpenLM Version 2.0
Start by downloading the server:
When downloading is complete, double click the downloaded *.msi file and follow the standard installation instructions.
Step 2: Configuring License Servers
When the installation is complete, follow this path:
Windows’ Start → All Programs → OpenLM → Server → OpenLM Server Configuration
The OpenLM Server configuration window opens.
1. Add in your license servers:
Click the ‘Add’ button,
Type in the License server’s host name or IP (e.g. lm10) and Port number (e.g. 280)
Select the new License server’s type (e.g. FlexLM)
Type in an informative name (e.g. “lm10”)
Select the license server’s time zone (e.g. UTC+2:00)
The image below demonstrates this configuration:
2. Select a license server and click the check button in order to ensure that OpenLM can retrieve information from that license server. This information is the input received from the License manager.
3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 for all license servers (as needed).
4. Click Apply, and Restart now…
Step 3: The OpenLM EasyAdmin Interface
The EasyAdmin web application is the main OpenLM Administrative and user interface.
Follow via this path:
Windows’ Start → All Programs → OpenLM → OpenLM EasyAdmin2.
The OpenLM EasyAdmin opens. Click the EasyAdmin start button to explore this application’s features.
The image above is an example of an EasyAdmin workspace. It features Administrative tools, License data, License usage data, Graphic usage representation, Roles and permissions’ assignment, and Active Agent capabilities.
For more information on the OpenLM EasyAdmin web interface, please refer to this document.
YOU NOW HAVE AN UP AND RUNNING OPENLM SYSTEM.
For further information regarding the installation and preliminary configuration of the OpenLM system components, please refer to the “Application Note 2010: OpenLM license management system Complete Installation guide v1.8” document.