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  1. FLEXnet Publisher’sLMAdmin 6 August 2008

  2. Introducing LMAdmin LMAdmin offers a significant milestone in the evolution of FLEXnet Publisher by introducing a graphical user interface that provides a number of server administration improvements around usability, efficiency, and capability Benefits • Improved Usability and Efficiency Configuration of vendor daemon and license manager • Greater Manageability Alerts and status monitoring (new capability)

  3. Additional LMAdmin Benefits • Support multiple vendor daemons with one LMAdmin process (same as lmgrd) • Perform all server configuration and most administration functions from the GUI • Import existing license files without editing • Keep configuration options persistent

  4. LMAdmin Key Capabilities • GUI buttons replace command line utilities • Stop Server and Reread License Files • Direct configuration Vendor Daemon and LMAdmin • License server port number; vendor daemon path and port; and three-server redundant portscan be configured without any edits to the license files • Configurable Alerts • Set up LMAdmin to issue alerts to warn of potential problems • License expiry, no available licenses, or vendor daemon status • License rights status display • Information is divided into Activatable and Concurrent information • Activatable shows licenses in trusted storage • Concurrent shows license file-based floating licenses as well as concurrent and hybrid groups from trusted storage

  5. UI Layout: Dashboard and Administration The LMAdmin UI is divided into two main areas, Dashboard and Administration Dashboard shows alerts, license availability and usage; initially doesn’t require a logon Administration view is for adding licenses and vendor daemons, viewing logs, adding users, etc.

  6. Administration: System Information The initial view in the Administration area is the read-only System Information tab

  7. Alert Configuration, continued

  8. Administration: Server Configuration The Server Configuration tasks include setting HTTP port numbers and timeout values

  9. Server Configuration: License Server Set LMAdmin port (same defaults as lmgrd)

  10. Administration: Vendor Daemon Configuration By default, the Vendor Daemon Configuration tab shows vendor daemons the system knows about; click Administer to change settings

  11. Vendor Daemon Configuration After clicking Administer, can stop daemon or reread license files; specify log file name; specify license file and vendor daemon location and port to use; also whether to use date-based versions

  12. Dashboard Dashboard view enables viewer to see and address alerts, check license availability and usage for a particular vendor By default the Dashboard is visible to anyone who can access the main page, but the administrator can restrict access to those who log in (with either a User account or Administrator account)

  13. Dashboard: Alerts An alert is either Critical (red hexagon) or Important (yellow triangle); click an icon to see alerts of that type Click an alert to see detailsor jump to configuration page Click the close button [X] to delete the alert (alerts don’t vanish when the alert condition changes)

  14. Dashboard: License Availability and Usage If LMAdmin is serving licenses from more than one vendor, user selects the desired vendor from the list

  15. Activatable Licenses The Activatable view shows information about trusted storage–based licenses (activatable, concurrent, and hybrid groups)

  16. Concurrent Licenses The Concurrent view shows license file–based floating licenses, as well as concurrent and hybrid groups from trusted storage

  17. Usage Information Concurrent usage information for each feature is displayed as “in-use (available)”, as in “5 (10)”

  18. Feature Usage by Host If licenses are being used, click the Hosts link to see who has the licenses checked out

  19. How LMAdmin Differs from lmgrd and lmutil LMAdmin is designed to have equivalents to lmutil tools, where appropriate, and to be compatible with them: Dashboard view replaces lmstat, Server Config and Vendor Daemon Config screens replace some lmdown usage, other admin functionality replaces lmreread and lmswitchr No equivalents to lmborrow, lmdiag, lmpath, lmver Some lmdown and lmremove usage requires agreeable settings in LMAdmin (-allowStopServer and-allowLicenseReclaim)

  20. Compatibility LMAdmin is compatible with version 9.2 and later for vendor daemons and FLEXenabled applications LMAdmin is not immediately compatible with FLEXnet Manager; updated agent will be released with v12

  21. LMAdmin and Web Services Also provides a web service interface for interacting with LMAdmin Toolkit ships with an “alerter” example, including source code, that sends e-mail regarding alerts reported by LMAdmin

  22. Evaluating LMAdmin LMAdmin is released and available for evaluation No installer for LMAdmin; just needs to be copied and possibly uncompressed to a new directory (just not in an existing license server directory); ships with demo vendor daemon installed The License Administration Guide and LMAdmin Installation Guide explains the details

  23. Thanks!