OpenLM Version 2.0 Webinar

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Dear Friends,

In the past few weeks we held several successful interactive webinars. We enjoyed the direct interaction with our clients and decided to add more meetings.

During the OpenLM version 2.0 webinar, an OpenLM representative will guide you through the new version and will answer any questions you may have. Each webinar will be approximately one hour long.

The upcoming webinars  are scheduled for:

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 11:00-12:00 PM (GMT-05:00) US Eastern Time  (17:00 Central European Time).
To sign up for the webinar (number of participants in each webinar is limited), use this link to fill out the form.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,

Oren

 

Advanced license management functionality using Bentley hosted license manager (SELECT)

Bentley Software licensing

Bentley licensing is based on the the SELECT Server license manager which is offered in two versions, either on-premise or a cloud version (link). Both versions provide users with a web based interface that administers control and reporting.

OpenLM and Bentley license manager

OpenLM provides complementary service to organizations that use the SELECT Server license. This service adds capabilities that are supported both with the on-premise version and the cloud version of the software.

OpenLM qualifications:

- Accurate online usage monitoring & reporting.

- Active directory synchronization and cost allocation to business units or projects.

- Active/Idle user reporting that allow to know if any of your user keep expensive licenses idle.

- Receive an alert either by e-mail or SMS, according to the roles you set yourself. For example, when a threshold in license usage is met, an alert can be sent out as a warning.

Cost Regulation

The need for OpenLM capabilities is even higher when using the cloud (hosted) setting with Bentley SELECT license manager. In this case, billing is periodically done by the hour of usage and an organization without knowing, may very well end up with much higher expenses than initially projected. In such an environment where the available license inventory is unlimited, OpenLM is a very important complementary tool that allow organization to keep license usage efficient and under control.

 

All License Parser tutorial

Are you in need of parsing of your FLEXlm or FLEXnet license files?

OpenLM has designed a simple and easy to read solution for licensing needs. In a matter of seconds it will organize your licensing information and provide the capability to have it documented into a pdf format.

OpenLM: License Utilization tutorial video

How to use the License Utilization functionality:

The License Utilization video will show us more then just how to count the number  of licenses and the accompanying statistics that go along with them…but will also answer the question, “How many licenses can I, as a System Administrator, get along with for a particular amount of time?”

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OpenLM: EasyAdmin Heat Map tutorial video

How to use the EasyAdmin Heat Map:

This video is to show us the OpenLM EasyAdmin Heat Map. The  first thing we need to do is go from the EasyAdmin web application, click Start> Widgets and License Usage Heat Map. What we’ll need to do is filter in information, we choose a server, a vendor, and particular feature.

 

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OpenLM Maintenance Release Version: OpenLM Server 2.0.0.24

OpenLM Server version 2.0.0.24

OpenLM Server version 2.0.0.24 is a maintenance release to OpenLM version 2.0. It contains some bug fixes to problems found in previous versions and enhancements. We recommend that users who are monitoring ArcGIS licenses would upgrade to this latest version.

Note that this version does not include changes in database structure, i.e. upgrading of version 2.0.0.18 or higher does not require running database upgrade scripts for external databases.

What’s new in OpenLM Server 2.0.0.24 (August 27, 2014)

Fixed erroneous reports of total number of ArcGIS licenses caused by license borrowing (‘Activation’)

Prerequisites

1. Before upgrading please make sure your system is compliant with the OpenLM System requirements.

2. If the OpenLM server (of any version) has been already installed on the machine for a period longer than the Evaluation period, A license file will be required. Please make sure you have one before proceeding with the upgrade process.

In order to obtain a valid OpenLM license file, please contact OpenLM support, and provide your MAC address and Hostname (case sensitive).

Upgrading the OpenLM Server (Internal Firebird Database)

In order to upgrade to version 2.0.0.24:

1. Download the OpenLM Server installation file from the ‘Downloads’ section in the OpenLM site.

2. Stop the OpenLM Server service

3. Backup your DB file (Typically located in: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenLM\OpenLM Server\db)

4. Make sure ALL windows are closed; especially the services window.

5. For OpenLM versions 1.7, refer to https://www.openlm.com/?page_id=1790

6. If prompted to do so, contact OpenLM to obtain an up-to-date license file. Please provide your MAC address and Hostname (case sensitive) for that. Copy this file to the

C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenLM\OpenLM Server\License   folder, and restart the OpenLM Server service.

Upgrading the OpenLM Server (External MS-SQL Database)

If your current version is 2.0.0.17 or lower in order to upgrade to version 2.0.0.24, please contact OpenLM support at

support@openlm.com

OpenLM is set to participate at the SAMS Europe 2014 in Berlin Germany

OpenLM is thrilled to be a part of the upcoming Sams-Europe 2014 conference in the Berlin Germany. Companies and industry leaders involved with implementation of enterprise-wide SLM and SAM, will be there to discuss current challenges and innovations in Software Asset Management.

OpenLM is a leading provider of solutions for monitoring the utilization of a wide variety of software platforms. Vendors such as Dassault Systemes, Siemens PLM, AutoDesk, IBM, Mathworks, Solidworks, PTC, and others offer concurrent usage license models which can all be monitored and analyzed using OpenLM solutions.

With a growing global customer base of a variety of industries, OpenLM has been able to provide Managers and License Administrators alike the following:

  • A clear picture of license inventory and utilization, providing a factual basis for educated procurement decisions
  • The ability to keeps a vigil eye on license usage to constantly ensure compliance
  • Optimizes license utilization, enhances work productivity

We look forward to meeting you on September 18 – 19, 2014 at Maritim Proarte hotel, Berlin Germany.

For more information, please visit: www.openlm.com

To set up a one-on-one meeting with our team at the SAMS Europe 2014 Conference, or any questions about our attendance at Conference, Please contact Ms. Chen Shifrin at chen@openlm.com

 

OpenLM Maintenance Release Version: OpenLM Server 2.0.0.23

OpenLM Server version 2.0.0.23

OpenLM Server version 2.0.0.23 is a maintenance release to OpenLM version 2.0. It contains some bug fixes to problems found in previous versions and enhancements. We recommend that all users of previous OpenLM Server 2.0 versions would upgrade to this latest version.

Note that this version does not update the database, only software. If your current version is 2.0.0.18 or higher, no database upgrade is needed. This is mainly important for users that has an external database.

What’s new in OpenLM Server 2.0.0.23 (August 19, 2014)

Fixed Issues:

  • 0002168: [OpenLM Server] Broker Status is reported unknow, indicator is red
  • 0002197: [OpenLM Server] Initial license generated by OpenLM should not contain a license for suspend-resume
  • 0002201: [OpenLM Server] License file reading process reads wrong OVERDRAFT value
  • 0002189: [OpenLM Server] EasyAdmin: LUM the status indicator is always red though connected

Prerequisites

1. Before upgrading please make sure your system is compliant with the OpenLM System requirements.

2. If the OpenLM server (of any version) has been already installed on the machine for a period longer than the Evaluation period, A license file will be required . Please make sure you have one before proceeding with the upgrade process.

In order to obtain a valid OpenLM license file, please contact OpenLM support, and provide your MAC address and Hostname (case sensitive).

Upgrading the OpenLM Server (Internal Firebird Database)

In order to upgrade to version 2.0.0.23:

1. Download the OpenLM Server installation file from the ‘Downloads’ section in the OpenLM site.

2. Stop the OpenLM Server service

3. Backup your DB file (Typically located in: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenLM\OpenLM Server\db)

4. Make sure ALL windows are closed; especially the services window.

5. For OpenLM versions 1.7, refer to https://www.openlm.com/?page_id=1790

6. If prompted to do so, contact OpenLM to obtain an up-to-date license file. Please provide your MAC address and Hostname (case sensitive) for that. Copy this file to the

C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenLM\OpenLM Server\License   folder, and restart the OpenLM Server service.

Upgrading the OpenLM Server (External MS-SQL Database)

If your current version is 2.0.0.17 or lower in order to upgrade to version 2.0.0.23, please contact OpenLM support at

support@openlm.com

OpenLM Maintenance Release Version: OpenLM Server 2.0.0.22

OpenLM Server version 2.0.0.22

OpenLM Server version 2.0.0.22 is a maintenance release to OpenLM version 2.0. It contains some bug fixes to problems found in previous versions and enhancements. We recommend that all users of previous OpenLM Server 2.0 versions would upgrade to this latest version.

Note that this version does not update the database, only software. If your current version is 2.0.0.18 or higher, no database upgrade is needed. This is mainly important for users that has an external database.

What’s new in OpenLM Server 2.0.0.22 (August 14, 2014)

Fixed Issues:

- 0002181: [OpenLM Server] Installation of OpenLM Server update overwrites existing db

- 0002190: [EasyAdmin] Column Chart stays empty in Denials window

- 0002171: [EasyAdmin] License Activity – “Group By”, Can not sort with “Token Usage time” and “Token Usage within Filter period”

Prerequisites

1. Before upgrading please make sure your system is compliant with the OpenLM System requirements.

2. If the OpenLM server (of any version) has been already installed on the machine for a period longer than the Evaluation period, A license file will be required . Please make sure you have one before proceeding with the upgrade process.

In order to obtain a valid OpenLM license file, please contact OpenLM support, and provide your MAC address and Hostname (case sensitive).

Upgrading the OpenLM Server (Internal Firebird Database)

In order to upgrade to version 2.0.0.22:

1. Download the OpenLM Server installation file from the ‘Downloads’ section in the OpenLM site.

2. Stop the OpenLM Server service

3. Backup your DB file (Typically located in: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenLM\OpenLM Server\db)

4. Make sure ALL windows are closed; especially the services window.

5. For OpenLM versions 1.7, Install the new version on top of the existing one.

6. If prompted to do so, contact OpenLM to obtain an up-to-date license file. Please provide your MAC address and Hostname (case sensitive) for that. Copy this file to the

C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenLM\OpenLM Server\License   folder, and restart the OpenLM Server service.

Upgrading the OpenLM Server (External MS-SQL Database)

If your current version is 2.0.0.17 or lower in order to upgrade to version 2.0.0.22, please contact OpenLM support at

support@openlm.com

OpenLM Maintenance Release Version: OpenLM Server 2.0.0.21

OpenLM Server version 2.0.0.21

OpenLM Server version 2.0.0.21 is an official maintenance release to OpenLM version 2.0. It contains some bug fixes to problems found in previous versions and enhancements. We recommend that all users of previous OpenLM Server 2.0 versions would upgrade to this latest version.

What’s new in OpenLM Server 2.0.0.21 (August 12, 2014)

New Features:

License Utilization chart was replaced by Scatter/Line chart because this chart is more suitable when scaling large data.

 

Fixed Issues:

- 0002175: [OpenLM Server] Session archiving sets delayed end time when session ends in same minute as it started.

- 0002174: [OpenLM Server] Data completion considers users/workstations with case difference as different.

- 0002150: [EasyAdmin] License Usage Report: Value displays wrong for “Max” line in license usage report.

- 0002162: [EasyAdmin] Role Details

- 0002157: [EasyAdmin] setting user to default group does not clearly highlight the default

- 0002154: [EasyAdmin] License Utilization makes Browser hang or crash

- 0002104: [OpenLM Server] adding db version data to server log header

 

Prerequisites

1. Before upgrading please make sure your system is compliant with the OpenLM System requirements.

2. If the OpenLM server (of any version) has been already installed on the machine for a period longer than the Evaluation period, A license file will be required . Please make sure you have one before proceeding with the upgrade process.

In order to obtain a valid OpenLM license file, please contact OpenLM support, and provide your MAC address and Hostname (case sensitive).

Upgrading the OpenLM Server (Internal Firebird Database)

In order to upgrade to version 2.0.0.21:

1. Download the OpenLM Server installation file from the ‘Downloads’ section in the OpenLM site.

2. Stop the OpenLM Server service

3. Backup your DB file (Typically located in: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenLM\OpenLM Server\db)

4. Make sure ALL windows are closed; especially the services window.

5. For OpenLM versions 1.7, Install the new version on top of the existing one.

6. If prompted to do so, contact OpenLM to obtain an up-to-date license file. Please provide your MAC address and Hostname (case sensitive) for that. Copy this file to the

C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenLM\OpenLM Server\License   folder, and restart the OpenLM Server service.

Upgrading the OpenLM Server (External MS-SQL Database)

In order to upgrade to version 2.0.0.21, please contact OpenLM support at

support@openlm.com

 

Merging SaaS login data into Broker configuration

Upon completion of the download of the Broker xml file, merging of the SaaS login data into the Broker Configurator must be completed.

 

1. Open the Broker Configuration, follow this path Windows Start → All Programs → OpenLM → Broker → OpenLM Broker Configuration Tool

 

2. Add a SaaS OpenLM Server. Highlight the OpenLM Servers file in the left window.   Click Add and select SaaS OpenLM Server.

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3. Click the button to Import SaaS Settings from File ( this is where the broker.xml was saved). Select the broker.xml and click Select.

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4. All information entries should now be filled in, please review to make sure:

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5. Click Apply and then OK.

6. Click Check Connectivity to OpenLM Server

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7. Click Restart Broker

8. Exit Broker Configuration