Installation guide for the OpenLM license management system: Quick - AN4011 - OpenLM Software License Management
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Installation guide for the OpenLM license management system: Quick – AN4011


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, DSLS etc. The following note is a quick-start guide for the OpenLM application. For more elaborated information please refer to the complete installation guide, also available on the Application notes section.

System overview

Another good article to start with is the OpenLM system overview application note. This one gives a general idea on the different OpenLM modules, their relations and their functions.

Step 1: OpenLM Server download and 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 3.0.

Start by downloading the server. Click the “OpenLM Server Download” button.

When downloading is complete, double click the downloaded *.msi file and follow the standard installation instructions.

Note that OpenLM is capable of monitoring licenses on both Windows and Unix/Linux systems, however the OpenLM Server needs to be installed on a stable Windows machine within the organizational network.

Step 2: Configuring License Servers

When installation is complete, run OpenLM Server configuration tool by following this path:

Windows’ Start → All Programs → OpenLM → Server → OpenLM Server Configuration

OpenLM Server configuration window opens.

1. Add in your license servers:

  • Click ‘Add’ button,
  • Type in License server’s hostname or IP (e.g. lm10) and Port number (e.g. 27000)
  • Select new License server’s type (e.g. FlexLM)
  • Type in an informative name (e.g. “Autodesk License Server”)
  • Select license server’s time zone (e.g. EST)

The image below demonstrates this configuration:

2. Select a license server and click 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 1 & 2 for all license servers (as needed).

4. Click ‘Apply’ button and then “Restart now”.

Please refer to the Application notes – License managers section for more information per specific license manager type.

Step 3: OpenLM User Interface

OpenLM User Interface web application is the main OpenLM Administrative and user interface.

Follow this path: Windows’ Start → All Programs → OpenLM → OpenLM User Interface.

OpenLM User Interface opens. Click OpenLM User Interface button to explore this application’s features.

The image above is an example of OpenLM User Interface 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 User Interface please refer to this document.

Congratulations! You have now an up and running OpenLM System.

For more information regarding the installation and configuration of the OpenLM system components, please refer to Application notes section. If you require any assistance in installation or configuration of the OpenLM system, please contact support [at] and our team will be glad to assist.