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Interfacing FVA-Workbench License Manager with OpenLM

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This document describes the steps required to interface OpenLM with in order to monitor license usage and obtain license statistics.

1. Requirements

To query the license manager the following actions and requirements must be met:

  1. OpenLM Server v2x or higher installed on a machine in your organization
  2. OpenLM Broker v4.16 or higher installed on the same machine as the FVA-Workbench
  3. A dedicated FVA-Workbench user account

2. Monitoring capabilities and features

The current monitoring capabilities available for FVA-Workbench through the OpenLM Broker are as follows:

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

3. OpenLM Broker configuration

Diagram of how OpenLM interfaces with the FVA-Workbench

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.

Broker Configuration

  1. Access the Broker web UI, where the FVA-Workbench License Manger is installed.
  2. Click on the License Managers tab→Add License Manager. An ADD LICENSE MANAGER popup appears.
  3. Enter the FVA-Workbench LM port number.
  4. Select FVA from the “LM Type” drop-down menu. Click ADD.

  5. Select the Commands tab. Under the Data Inquiry, click the Execute to make sure the output is correct.

  6. Switch to the Vendors tab.Click Add Vendor→ Enter FVA-Workbench in the “Vendor Name” field then click CONTINUE. (Otherwise defaulted).
  7. Select the ADVANCED tab and input the FVA- Workbench login and password.

    Another method is to navigate to C:\Program Files\OpenLM\OpenLM Broker\lmsettings\fva.properties and input the data manually. Make sure to restart the Broker Service in this case.

  8. Click SAVE.

4. 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→Wirdgets→License Manger – 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 FVA-Workbench 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 FVA-Workbench has been automatically added to OpenLM Server and configuration is complete.

5. How to verify your FVA-Workbench configuration

To check if the FVA-Workbench License Server is being monitored correctly:

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