Monitoring the Sentinel SuperPro License Manager with OpenLM

This document describes the steps required to monitor the Sentinel SuperPro License Manager with OpenLM, in order to obtain license statistics.

Requirements #

To query the license manager the following components must be installed:

  1. OpenLM Server v2x or higher installed on a machine in your organization or a Cloud Account
  2. OpenLM Broker v21.8.25 or higher installed on the same machine as the SentinelSuperPro

Monitoring capabilities and features #

The current monitoring capabilities available for Sentinel SuperPro through the OpenLM Broker are as follows:



License totals

License usage

Denials Reporting

Borrowed License Reporting

Expiration Date Reporting

Multiple Server Redundancy


By minute

Additionally, using the Broker component allows for buffered communication and the ability to remotely start / stop the license manager service.

OpenLM Broker configuration #

Diagram of how OpenLM interfaces with the Sentinel SuperPro

OpenLM Broker queries the license manager locally. Once this data is collected, it is sent to OpenLM Server for processing.

Please note that OpenLM Broker must already be installed and configured to report to OpenLM Server before proceeding further.

Automatic OpenLM Broker configuration

OpenLM Broker supports the automatic configuration of Sentinel SuperPro.

1. Click Detect in the bottom right corner of the Broker configuration tool window:

Click Detect in the bottom right corner of the Broker configuration tool window:

If the Sentinel SuperPro process or service is started, Broker will automatically create a line with all required settings.

It is recommended to manually check that the automatic configuration is working. For this, go to the added Sentinel SuperPro LM → Commands tab and click Execute.

The resulting output should be valid, without “Failed to execute command” error.

Manual OpenLM Broker configuration

If auto-detect did not work, you can also add and configure the license manager manually. To do so:

  1. Access the Broker web UI, where the Sentinel SuperPro License Manager is installed.
  2. Click on the License Managers tab→Add License Manager. An ADD LICENSE MANAGER popup appears.
  3. Enter the Sentinel SuperPro LM port number.
  4. Select Sentinel SuperPro from the “LM Type” drop-down menu. Click ADD.
  5. Select the Commands tab. Under the Data Inquiry, make sure the command path is correct.
  6. Switch to the Vendors tab. Click Add Vendor→ Enter Sentinel SuperPro in the “Vendor Name” field then click CONTINUE.
  7. Click SAVE.

Add license manager

license manager configuration window


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. Navigate to the EasyAdmin User Interface Interface→Start→Widgets→License Manager – Servers.
  2. Click on the There are x servers pending approval.

    EasyAdmin User Interface License managers servers

  3. Double Click on the row with the Pending status. Note the type for Sentinel SuperPro is displayed as OpenLM Generic:

    Pending status license managers

  4. Verify the details: Host Name, Port and Time Zone then click APPROVE.

At this point, the Sentinel SuperPro LM has been automatically added to OpenLM Server and the configuration is complete.

How to verify your Sentinel SuperPro configuration #

To check if the Sentinel SuperPro License Server is being monitored correctly:

  1. Open the EasyAdmin User Interface.
  2. Click EasyAdmin Start → Widgets → License Manager – 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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