Monitoring the DSLS Cloud license manager with OpenLM

This document describes the steps required to monitor the DSLS Cloud with OpenLM and obtain license usage and statistics.


  • To see the DSLS Cloud license usage information, the OpenLM Server must be installed on a machine in your organization or you need to be registered in OpenLM Software License Management Cloud.
  • Installed OpenLM Broker v22.6 or higher on the DSLS Cloud License Manager is required.
  • dslsstat utility.

Monitoring capabilities and features

Monitoring capabilities will depend on which method you choose to query the DSLS Cloud license server:

  1. Querying remotely through OpenLM Server gives you only license totals and license usage data.
  2. Querying locally through OpenLM Broker gives you the same data as when queried through Server plus additional benefits such as:
  • Buffered communication with the OpenLM Server in order to overcome temporary network failures
  • Ability to remotely start/stop the license manager service
  • Access to license denial information
  • 1-minute resolution for license usage reports
  • Ability to read DSLS Cloud license and log files
  • Ability to view DSLS Cloud license file content in EasyAdmin User Interface

Interfacing DSLS Cloud using OpenLM Broker

Diagram of how OpenLM interfaces with the DSLS Cloud using OpenLM Broker

The OpenLM Broker component should be installed and configured on the same machine where the DSLS Cloud resides. OpenLM Broker reads the data and then sends this data back to OpenLM Server.

To automatically configure OpenLM Broker with the DSLS Cloud, access the Broker on your DSLS Cloud machine, click the License Managers Tab, then  click Detect:

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

Manual OpenLM Broker configuration

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

  1. Navigate to your Broker instance and click on the License Managers tab → Add License Manager. A pop-up will open. 
  2. Select DSLS Cloud from the “LM Type” drop-down menu, enter the DSLS Cloud server port number then click ADD. The Add License Mangers window opens.
  3. Select the Commands tab.
  4. In the Executable path field, fill in the correct filename and full path in the text box (or click on the magnifier and browse to the license file location).
  5. If you have configured DSLS Cloud to run as a service, set the Use the operating system start/stop commands file toggle to ON, then type in the service name.
  6. Set the Data Inquiry toggle to On.
  7.  Click Execute and make sure the output is valid.
  1. Switch to the Vendors tab.  
  2. Click Add Vendor. A pop-up appears. Input the vendor name then click Continue.
  3. Switch to the Log Files tab → Add Log File.  A pop-up appears. 
  4. Input the DSLS Cloud latest Log file path, select the vendor then click Continue.
  5. Click SAVE.

4.3. OpenLM Server configuration

To have OpenLM Server configured automatically via EasyAdmin User Interface:

  1. Open the EasyAdmin interface either by accessing in your browser or through Windows Start → OpenLM → OpenLM EasyAdmin User Interface)
  2. In the License Servers window, Click “there is x servers pending approval”. Click on it to approve the new entry.

5. How to verify your DSLS Cloud configuration

To check if the DSLS Cloud License Server is monitored correctly:

  1. Open the EasyAdmin user interface in your browser
  2. Click EasyAdmin Start → Widgets → License Servers. The License Servers window will open. Verify that the configured license manager(s) appears on the 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 newly added connection.

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