Monitoring the OSKA License Manager with OpenLM- KB4001r


OpenLM supports license monitoring of a wide and ever-growing variety of license managers. This application note elaborates on the steps required to configure OpenLM to monitor with the OSKA License Manager, and obtain reliable license reports and usage statistics.

In a nutshell, the OSKA license server is configured to provide a periodic XML file OpenLM parses this XML file and presents the usage results in the EasyAdmin web application.


Monitoring of the OSKA license server requires the installation of:

  • OpenLM Broker on the OSKA license server machine, and
  • OpenLM Server on any Windows machine on the network (including the OSKA license server machine), as elaborated below.

The OpenLM Broker will query the OSKA license server locally, and propagate the data to the OpenLM Server.

Broker interface with log and license files



OpenLM Broker configuration

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

2. Select the license manager node then click Add Port in case Auto-Detect couldn’t
detect the OSKA

3. Add a Port to the the newly named License server:

  • Click on the “oska_server” node
  • Click ‘Add Port’.
  • Type in the port number provided by OSKA in the port text box(e.g. 12345)
  • In the “License Manager Type” drop box, select OpenLM Generic.
  • Click Apply and then OK.

4. In ‘‘Commands‘ node, fill in the full path to the ‘OpenLMConsole.exe’ file, Click Update & Apply.

5. Open the Commands section and select data_inquiry. Type in the full path to the OSKA data inquiry command: OpenLMConsole.exe

In this example, the command is:

“C:\Program Files (x86)\OSKA\OpenLMConsole.exe”

You can download the OpenLMConsole.exe file from here:

6. Click the ‘Execute’ button to check the operation of the Data Inquiry command.

7. Click the Apply button.

8. Repeat stages 5 thru 7 with the ‘Status’ command.

9. Expand the Vendors ‘+’ sign and type ‘OSKA‘ in the Vendor text box.

10. Click ‘Apply’. If prompted by the “Vendor details changed, do you want to update the commands with the new data” – click ‘No‘.

11. Click the “Restart Broker” button.

12. You can also use Broker Browser UI for configuration.


Your OpenLM system is configured to present OSKA license usage information.

Adding LM Configuration Manually in EasyAdmin

In order to configure OpenLM to work with the OSKA License Manager, follow this procedure:

1. EasyAdmin-> Start -> Administration -> License Manager Servers

2. Select LM Servers tab. Add a License Manager.

3. From the Type drop-down menu, select OpenLM_Generic.

4. Type in a descriptive text in the Display Name field (e.g.: “my OSKA license server”).

5. Set the Time Zone to where the License Server physically resides (e.g.: Istanbul UTC+3).

6. Submit appropriate Hostname and Port numbers (e.g. oska_license_server and 12345 respectively).

7. Use Broker checked.

8. Click Save.


How to verify the OSKA configuration

Verify the OpenLM configuration to monitor the OSKA license server via the EasyAdmin User Interface.

  • Open the EasyAdmin web browser.
  • Click the link for Pending Approval. Approve the OSKA.
  • Verify that the configured license manager appears on the list. A green circle node indicates an Up-to-Date connection to a license server.


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