Monitoring Chaos V-Ray License Manager with OpenLM

This document describes the steps required to monitor the Chaos V-Ray License Manager with OpenLM to monitor license usage and obtain license statistics.



To query the Chaos V-Ray License, the following components must be installed:

  1. Either OpenLM SLM v2x installed on a machine in your organization or a SLMC account
  2. OpenLM Broker v23.11 or higher installed on the same machine as Chaos V-Ray


OpenLM Broker configuration

How OpenLM interfaces with the COSCOM LicenseMonitor

Diagram of how OpenLM interfaces with the Chaos V-Ray License Manager


The broker reads the Chaos V-Ray License Manager log file. Once read, the data is compiled and sent to OpenLM SLM for processing.

OpenLM Broker must already be installed and configured to report to OpenLM SLM or SLMC before proceeding:

Broker Configuration

  1. On the License SLM machine, open any convenient web browser. In the address bar, type in the following address: http://localhost:5090/ to access your OpenLM Broker instance.
  2. Click on the License Managers tab, then Add License Manager:

  3. A pop-up will open. Select the License Manager type – Chaos from the drop-down list and input the port (e.g., 35033). Click Add:
  4. In the newly opened screen, click on the Vendors tab. Click on Add Vendor. Input the name, then click Continue.
  5. Click on the Log Files tab.
  6. Click Add Log File, and a pop-up window will appear.
  7. You can either input the path manually or browse it by clicking on the Magnifier Icon:
  8. Once found, click on the log file to select it, then click Open.
  9. From the drop-down list, select the vendor – Chaos V-Ray.
  10. Click Save. A pop-up will appear declaring a successful configuration

OpenLM SLM configuration

Automatic OpenLM SLM configuration through EasyAdmin

If you have followed the steps above, OpenLM Broker should now transmit data to OpenLM SLM. The final step is to approve the configuration in EasyAdmin:

  1. Open the EasyAdmin interface either by accessing Windows Start → OpenLM → OpenLM EasyAdmin User Interface
  2. In the License SLMs window, double-click on “There is x SLM pending approval” and select it by double-clicking on it.

3. In the newly opened prompt, give a descriptive name to the added connection or leave the default one. Also, leave the default type “OpenLM Generic. Select the LM time zone. Click Approve.

The Chaos V-Ray License Manager has been automatically added to OpenLM SLM, 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:


Manual OpenLM SLM configuration

If the automatic configuration fails, you can manually configure OpenLM SLM to connect to the OpenLM Broker installation on the Chaos V-Ray License Manager machine.

The hostname and port settings must match those configured for OpenLM Broker.

  1. Go to Start→Administration→ License Manager SLMs.
  2. Click Add LM.
  3. From the Type drop-down menu, select OpenLM Generic.
  4. Insert a description in the Description text box (e.g., “Chaos V-Ray”)
  5. Set the Time Zone to where the License Manager physically resides.
  6. Enter the Hostname and Port number of the machine where the Chaos V-Ray LM is installed.
  7. Allow SLM to fall back to denied license toggle: off.
  8. Use Broker toggle: on.
  9. Click Save.

OpenLM SLM is now configured to monitor the incoming data from OpenLM Broker.


How to verify your Chaos V-Ray License Manager configuration

To check if the Chaos V-Ray License Manager SLM is being monitored correctly:

  1. Open the EasyAdmin User Interface in your browser.
  2. Click EasyAdmin Start → Widgets → License SLMs. Verify that the configured license manager(s) appears in the SLM list. A green circle node indicates an active connection to the license SLM.

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



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