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Interfacing the LM-X license manager – AN3001g

Scope:

OpenLM version 2.0 supports license monitoring of a wide, and ever growing variety of license managers.

This application note elaborates the steps required to configure OpenLM to interface with LM-X, to monitor license usage and obtain license statistics.

Enabling the OpenLM server to work with LM-X:

In order to configure OpenLM to work with LM-X, follow these procedures:

  1. Select the LM Tools tab, located on the left side.

  2. Select the LMX tab.

  3. Copy lmxendutil.exe to “C:\Program Files\OpenLM\OpenLM Server\LM” (32bit) or “C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenLM\OpenLM Server\LM” (64bit)..

  4. Copy the full path of the executable file, should be:“C:\Program Files\OpenLM\OpenLM Server\LM\lmxendutil.exe” in the LM-X executable file  text box.

  5. Click Apply.

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Introducing a new LM-X server:

After configuring the OpenLM configuration tool to work with LM-X as described above, introduce a new LM-X server under the License Servers tab:

  1. Select the  License Servers tab.

  2. Click Add.

  3. From the Type drop-down menu,select LM-X.

  4. Insert a description in the Description text box.

  5. Set the Time Zone to where the License Server physically sits.

  6. Submit an appropriate Hostname and  Port numbers. The LM-X default port is 6200

  7. Is Triad Configuration: This configuration is reserved for FlexLM license managers. Keep it unchecked.

  8. OpenLM Server queries license manager check box:

    • Checked (Default): The OpenLM Server actively queries the license manager.

    • Unchecked: Usage information is obtained solely by the OpenLM Broker installation on the License manager machine.

  9. Click Apply, and then consecutively the Restart now button. The LM-X server is now ready to interface with OpenLM.

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OpenLM Broker configuration for LM-X

The OpenLM Broker is an optional though highly recommended component, that should be installed and configured on the LM-X license manager machine. It provides accurate license statistics, and facilitates communication between the OpenLM Server and the License manager.

Download and install the latest OpenLM Broker version. Follow the installation and configuration instructions on the OpenLM Broker Application Note.

EasyAdmin web application.

  • Open the EasyAdmin web application.

  • Click EasyAdmin Start → Management → License servers. The “License Servers” window appears.

  • Verify that the configured license managers appear on the list.

  • A green circle node indicates an active connection to a license server.