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How to Interface Comos License Manager with OpenLM

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This document describes the steps required to interface OpenLM with the Comos License Manager to monitor license usage and obtain license statistics.

 

1. Requirements

To query the Comos License Manager, the following components must be installed:

  1. OpenLM Server v2x installed on a machine in your organization
  2. OpenLM Broker v22.3 or higher installed on the same machine as the Comos License Manager

 

2. Monitoring capabilities and features

The current monitoring capabilities available for Comos through OpenLM Broker are as follows:

Feature Resolution License totals License usage Denials Reporting Borrowed License Reporting Expiration Date Reporting Multiple Server Redundancy
Support By Second

 

3. OpenLM Broker configuration

How OpenLM interfaces with the RazorcatLicenseMonitor

Diagram of how OpenLM interfaces with the Comos LicenseManager

 

To configure Comos with OpenLM Broker, in the Broker configuration tool, OpenLM Broker must already be installed and configured to report to OpenLM Server before proceeding further.

Automatic OpenLM Broker configuration

To automatically configure OpenLM Broker with the Comos License Manager, click Detect in the bottom right corner of the Broker configuration tool window:

OpenLM Broker Auto-detect for Moldex3D LM

If the Comos service is started, the Broker will detect and configure all the required settings automatically. We recommend executing step 11 from the Manual configuration section below to make sure that the server is queried successfully without any errors.

Manual Broker Configuration

  1. Click Add Port.
  2. Enter the Comos server port number; eg 27003. Select Comos from the “License Manager Type” drop-down menu.
  3. Click Apply.
  4. In the Update path for commands field enter or browse to the Comos path where you have installed the License Manager.
  5. Select the Data Inquiry node under Commands then click Execute. Make sure that you see a valid output (e.g no errors or warnings). Click Restart Broker.
  6. Click on the Vendors node→Vendor name to be filled and fill in the Vendor name – Comos. This can be changed to any descriptive text and will be seen in the EasyAdmin User Interface reports. Click Apply.
  7. Select the Log Files node.
  8. Select the “log” node that has just been created. Click […] and browse to the path where the ComosLSLicenseWorkload log file is located.
  9. Make sure the Watch file by pattern box is checked.
  10. Click Apply then Restart Broker

4. Alternative – configuration via Broker web UI

  1. Open any convenient web browser. In the address bar type in the Broker web UI address: http://localhost:5090/;
  2. Click on the License Managers tab then Add License Manager:

  1. A pop-up will open. From the drop-down list select the License Manager type and input the port number. Click Add:

  2. In the newly opened screen, (Commands tab), type in or browse to the Comos path where you have installed the License Manager.
  3. Click Execute to make sure there are no errors in the command.
  4. Switch to the Vendors tab then click Add Vendor. A pop-up window will appear. In the text field input Comos then click Continue:

  5. Switch to the Log Files tab, click Add Log File and browse to where the Comos log file is located. Make sure the Watch File by Pattern toggle is turned on. Click Continue.

  6. Click Save.

5. OpenLM Server configuration

Automatic OpenLM Server configuration through EasyAdmin User Interface

If you have followed the steps in the section above, OpenLM Broker should now be transmitting data to OpenLM Server. The final step is to approve the configuration in EasyAdmin User Interface:

  1. Open the EasyAdmin User Interface by accessing Windows Start → OpenLM → OpenLM EasyAdmin User Interface→Start→Widgets→License Manger – Servers.
  2. Navigate to the Servers pending approval icon and click on it.
  3. In the newly opened prompt, double click on the license manager with Pending Status, (i.e Comos). Note the Type will be displayed as OpenLM Generic).
  4. Give a descriptive name to the added connection (e.g Comos) or leave the default one. Also, leave the default type “OpenLM Generic”.Make sure the Enabled toggle button is on. Click Approve.

At this point, the Comos License Manager has been automatically added to OpenLM Server and the configuration is complete. It will take a few moments until the data is parsed and available. The green circle will confirm the status.

 

6. How to verify your Comos License Manager configuration

To check if the Comos License Manager server is being monitored correctly:

  1. Open the EasyAdmin web application in your browser.
  2. Click EasyAdmin User Interface Start → Widgets → License Servers. Verify that the configured license manager appears in the server list. A green circle node indicates an active connection to the license server.

Please note that sometimes it may take up to 3 minutes for the status indicator to change if this is a new connection.

 

 

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