EasyAdmin Screenshots (Modules and Reports)
The following article shows screenshots of the EasyAdmin interface modules and reports with some brief descriptive information about their function.
The EasyAdmin web interface is the main OpenLM user interface for reporting and system configuration. It is accessible from any standard internet browser, e.g.: Mozilla FireFox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera, Apple Safari & Google Chrome.
The Dashboard enables users to get system status information in a single glance:
License server status.
OpenLM Broker status on each license server.
General statistics on license on daily and weekly license usage.
One-glance status of critical features over multiple license servers.
Alerts system messages.
The Dashboard features a Windows-like interface that facilitates access and management of Windows on a standard browser interface.
The License servers’ window is typically the first place to start. It presents the status of monitored license servers and the status of the OpenLM Brokers installed on the license server machines. This includes:
License Server status:
- Green: Up
- Yellow: Problem on license server side, e.g.: Broker down, LM down, Time difference error.
- Red: Down. No communication with license server.
Total number of licenses, with hyperlink to respective license inventory table
Used licenses, with hyperlink to respective Currently Consumed Licenses table
Broker information and actions:
- Import files from the license server machine (e.g.: License file, Options file)
- Upload license files to the license server machine, and invoke a subsequent reread or restart action
- Broker version, and related Java (JRE) version
- License Server time
Host availability indication diagram provides the full information regarding the server’s activity over time.
This window shows a general statistical overview of user activity and license utilization efficiency as recorded in the system.
The OpenLM Alerts module is designed to ensure the stability of the licensing system. It enables system managers to define alert conditions and consequent actions that will be taken when these conditions are met. The system can present alert messages on the EasyAdmin ‘Alerts’ window, as well as a log file. It can also be set to send alert messages to predefined email or SMS accounts.
Recent features denials
This window provides preliminary statistic processing of license denials per feature: It presents the number of denied license requests in long term and short term period.
Feature Usage Status
This window allows you to easily see the number of licenses used, the number of licenses borrowed, and the license-usage percentage. It’s easy to add features by using the filter.
The licenses window lists available licenses and allows easy management of the organizational assets. A sophisticated sliding filter enables users to filter long lists easily.
OpenLM EasyAdmin supports advanced features like FlexNet packages (As used by Autodesk the makers of AutoCAD). License Packages appear as boxed items.
Licenses not in use
Single out licenses that have not been used for a predefined period of time.
This chart indicates the license usage efficiency. Each column ‘x’ answers the question: “what is the percentage of usage time that at least x licenses have been in use?”. This form of presentation ignores momentary usage peaks, and provides a vivid representation of the true license consumption pattern. It clearly depicts the number of licenses that are actually required by the organization.
The Quality of Service line indicates the number of required licenses in order to support a certain percentage of license requests. In the example below, the chart shows that only 7 licenses (out of 12 available licenses) are required to support 96% of license requests:
This window lists all the available license information resident in the OpenLM database.
It facilitates taking inventory of the organizational software assets. The information presented in this window includes:
- License package contents
- Feature properties, e.g.: Feature name, Product name, Vendor
- License properties, e.g.: Quantity, Start, Issue and Expiration dates. Licenses that are approaching their expiration date are marked with red.
- FlexLM License file information, e.g.: Vendor info, Asset Info, Vendor String
Currently Consumed Licenses
Just as the name suggest, the Currently Consumed Licenses window presents, in real time, the licenses that are being checked out from the license pool.
It is important to note that many license management tools do not provide such real time information.
In addition to this, the Currently Consumed Licenses window presents a few more interesting capabilities;
1. License managers may label licenses as occupied, when in fact they are idle and wasting your limited resources.
2. The Currently Consumed Licenses window also serves as an interface for authorized system managers to retrieve a license from any user when necessary.
For more information on these important capabilities, please refer to this document.
The Released Licenses window reports license release (check-ins). This functionality is only relevant for applications with supported extensions such as ESRI Desktop ArcGIS and Autodesk or those who have set rules with OpenLM’s Application Manager extension.
OpenLM enables organizations to manage users according to groups and projects, and obtain the total usage time for these groups very easily.
This could be done either manually, or by synchronizing the OpenLM database with the organization’s Active directory. This functionality is often applied in order to implement license charge back policy (license usage billing).
Project reporting enables project-oriented companies to get license usage time according to the active project, as reported by the end user.
Group reporting allows managers and system administrators to obtain license usage statistics according to groups.
The license usage reports allows system administrators to compare the actual license usage to the number of available licenses.
The smart filter enables users to build a customized list of licenses and get the total usage on those licenses.
This report is available in 3 different formats, according to the tabs in the display pane: as a table, chart or as a heatmap diagram, as depicted below.
Some of the “License usage” window filter functionality is unique:
- The time span of the usage report is configurable: select between predefined periods (e.g. last 30 days) and a start – to – end period definition
- When displaying a chart view, the displayed period can also be zoomed – in using the zoom drag buttons, at the bottom of the chart.
- The “Aggregated usage” check box selects between displaying the maximal level of usage sampled per period (hour /day / week) or the actual usage occurrences as reported by the license manager.
The License Activity window presents an account of all application sessions that have consumed a monitored license.
By default, this window presents only ended sessions (i.e. those that have a start and end time), but it can also be configured to present currently active sessions.
The license activity window is a very powerful tool that enables system administrators and license administrators to produce elaborate reports and track license activity of individual users.
The “Group by” tab on this window facilitates license statistics report generation according to Server, Vendor, Workstations, Features, Users, Groups, and Projects.
Named License Analysis (NNU)
The Named License Analysis (NNU) report provides an overview of the license allocation and consumption of your FLEXlm named licenses.
This report has a number of benefits for administrators as it allows to determine the real usage of an organization’s named licenses, which can help with license planning and reducing costs. After running the report and analyzing the results, the administrator can decide whether to assign more users to NNU licenses, reduce the load of floating licenses or purchase additional licenses.
For more information on this report, consult the specific knowledge base item.
This is a presentation of historic license denial occurrences. It is available only for license servers that implement license denials, e.g. FlexLM, DSLS, IBM-LUM and others. Requires the employment of an OpenLM Broker on the license server machine. Please consult this document for more information. A few points to note regarding the Denials report window:
- Information may be sliced according to a list of criteria, e.g.: time, user, project, group, workstation, denial type, vendor name, license server, license type (e.g. Floating, Node-locked), and “additional key” (e.g. FlexLM asset info).
- It may be presented as a pie chart, line or table.
- The filter includes a “True denials” check box. This option filters out irrelevant denial reports made by the license manager. Such irrelevant reports include:
- Multiple requests made by a specific user in a short period of time, and
- License requests that have been denied by one server, but granted by another.
Feature usage per group
This window presents the usage in hours of selected features per the selected user groups or all active groups, in a stacked vertical bar chart. Hover over the chart to view explicit usage information per each section of the bars.
Feature usage per user
This window presents the usage in hours of selected features per the selected users or per all active users, in a stacked vertical bar chart. Hover over the chart to view explicit usage information per each section of the bars.
EasyAdmin – Administration
The configuration screens allows users to set their preferences. The choice of working hours effects the statistical information which is calculated shown to all system users.
EasyAdmin – User Settings
The configured preferences in the “User settings” window effect the format of information as it is presented to the User.
OpenLM EasyAdmin – Users and Permissions – Workstations window
The Workstations window provides all the information a system administrator needs in order to manage workstations that are accessing licenses.
This information includes:
Agent version (if applicable)
Online (Workstation is online or offline)
Idle time (User idle time)
Controlled (for supported systems)