OpenLM will stop support for Version 1.8 as of June 1st, 2015

OpenLM is on a constant path of innovation and development, in order to present its client with the best license monitoring and management tool in the market.

On the March 17, 2015, OpenLM has officially released Version 3.0 to the market. The version is now available for new installations and upgrade from previous versions. You can download it now at https://www.openlm.com/download/

OpenLM will keep providing it first class support to clients using Version 2.0. However, as of June 1st 2015, Version 1.8 will no longer be supported by OpenLM. Therefore, we advise all clients with Version 1.8 installed to contact OpenLM sales division, and find out more about upgrading possibilities.

We look forward to keep working with you, helping you to stretch your license to their limits.

The OpenLM Team

 

OpenLM Maintenance Release: OpenLM Broker version 3.0.0.14

OpenLM Broker version 3.0.0.14

OpenLM Broker version 3.0.0.14 is an official maintenance release to OpenLM version 3.0.  We recommend to install this version when asked so by support of OpenLM

Upgrade recommendation

  • We recommend that all users of previous OpenLM Broker 3.0 versions upgrade to this latest version.
  • The OpenLM Broker 3.0.0.14 requires an updated OpenLM Server version as well. Please upgrade the OpenLM Server to version 3.0.0.14 or higher to assure full functionality.

What’s new in OpenLM Broker 3.0.0.14 (May 18th, 2015) ?

  • 3151: Customer is having trouble reading the debug log: apparently reading the beginning of the file over and over again
  • 3118: LogReader – recalcChecksum fails when file contains a few characters after last end-of-line
  • DayChange – fix midnight. saves only date without time
  • Clean milliseconds on marker file (caused erroneous dayChange )
  • Initialize realtimePosition to file length in FlexLMLogReader constructor
  • Marker expires after 24H
  • Fix check crc calculation for new file

Upgrading the OpenLM Broker to version 3.0.0.14

Upgrading the OpenLM Broker is fairly straight forward:

  • Download the Broker installation file from the ‘Downloads’ section in the OpenLM website.
  • Make sure ALL windows are closed; especially the services window.
  • Install the new version on top of the existing one.

 

OpenLM Maintenance Release: OpenLM Server 3.0.0.22

OpenLM Server version 3.0.0.22

OpenLM Server version 3.0.0.22 is a maintenance release to OpenLM version 3.0. It contains enhancements and bug fixes to problems found in previous versions. Users for whom these fixes are relevant should upgrade  to this latest version.

What’s new in OpenLM Server 3.0.0.22 (May 12th, 2015)

Fixed Issues:

  • 3138: Feature Usage Status screen not refreshing even though Enable auto refresh is checked
  • Ticket 2015050410000099:  Connection pool message fixed

Notes

  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)

  • Download the OpenLM Server installation file from the ‘Downloads’ section in the OpenLM site.
  • Stop the OpenLM Server service
  • Backup the DB file (Typically located in: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenLM\OpenLM Server\db)
  • It is recommended to close all windows applications, including the services window.
  • Install the new OpenLM Server version on top of the existing one.
  • 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 that 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, Oracle, MySQL Database)

Upgrade will be automatically performed by the OpenLM Server installer. Make sure to stop the OpenLM Server Service and backup your Database before upgrading. For further information refer to https://www.openlm.com/?page_id=3507

 

OpenLM Maintenance Release: OpenLM Server 3.0.0.21

OpenLM Server version 3.0.0.21

OpenLM Server version 3.0.0.21 is a maintenance release to OpenLM version 3.0. It contains enhancements and bug fixes to problems found in previous versions. Users for whom these fixes are relevant should upgrade  to this latest version.

What’s new in OpenLM Server 3.0.0.21 (May 6th, 2015)

Fixed Issues:

  • 3061: CCL window showing N/A for idle time or very long idle times
  • 3113: ALLDBUPGrade FireBird DB failed An exception was thrown when executing command: CREATE TABLE OLM_PROJECT_TO_SESSION_REQUEST
  • 3115: MySQL: Upgrade from 1.8.1.17 fails with “Table ‘nadav01.alc_users_to_roles’ doesn’t exist”
  • 3111: EasyAdmin – License Activity – Group By works with Time Periods but not when using other settings such as feature or users

Notes

  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)

  • Download the OpenLM Server installation file from the ‘Downloads’ section in the OpenLM site.
  • Stop the OpenLM Server service
  • Backup the DB file (Typically located in: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenLM\OpenLM Server\db)
  • It is recommended to close all windows applications, including the services window.
  • Install the new OpenLM Server version on top of the existing one.
  • 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 that 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, Oracle, MySQL Database)

Upgrade will be automatically performed by the OpenLM Server installer. Make sure to stop the OpenLM Server Service and backup your Database before upgrading. For further information refer to https://www.openlm.com/?page_id=3507

 

OpenLM – Direct path for Software Asset Management

A Software Asset Manager’s job resembles that of a ballet dancer; brilliantly swooping a ballerina through the air, and making it seem effortless.

In fact, keeping track of software expenditure, maintenance and compliance requires meticulous, orderly bookkeeping. Obtaining license usage statistics is not a trivial feat.

OpenLm provides clear information extracted from various types of licensed applications. Our license activity, utilization and denials’ analysis reports serve as a backbone for Software asset managers to keep doing their thing in a breeze.

OpenLM may be downloaded and installed for a 30 day free trial period. Support will be available throughout this time. For more information, please visit our website, or see our screenshots page.

OpenLM will not cost an arm.

OpenLM takes the license users’ approach.

We center ourselves on optimizing our clients’ software license expenditure. In this respect OpenLM is a prominent license manager tool in terms of value for money.

Please review some of our customers’ testimonials here.

OpenLM offers a choice of affordable license packages, custom fitted per client.

We also offer special academic license packages, and a 30 day free trial period in order to familiarize with the software.

Please feel free to download and try OpenLM on any machine on your network. Professional support is provided throughout the trial period.

OpenLM tackling idle licenses

Users may inadvertently occupy licenses they don’t need. Occasionally they may even check out licenses just to keep them at their disposal. Such conditions effectively reduce license availability and work efficiency, and may also lead to the purchase of unneeded licenses.

License managers label licenses as occupied even when they sit idle, wasting limited company resources. That’s where OpenLM comes in.

  • System administrators can utilize the OpenLM EasyAdmin web interface to identify such conditions, and obtain idle session reports.
  • OpenLM can be configured to retrieve idle licenses either manually or automatically.
  • Users who have been denied licenses due to license pool exhaustion will be notified on the availability of licenses, once idle licenses are retrieved into the license pool

For more information, please refer to these documents:

 

OpenLM Maintenance Release: OpenLM Server version 3.0.0.19

OpenLM Server version 3.0.0.19

OpenLM Server version 3.0.0.19 is a maintenance release to OpenLM version 3.0. It contains enhancements and bug fixes to problems found in previous versions. Users for whom these fixes are relevant should upgrade  to this latest version.

What’s new in OpenLM Server 3.0.0.19 (April 27th, 2015)

Fixed Issues:

  • 3085: MS-SQL upgrade to Server 3.0.0.19 fails with “Cannot drop the index ‘OLM_GROUPS.IDX_OLM_GROUPS_NAME’, because it does not exist”
  • 2965:German translations are incomplete
  • 3082: Expiration Alert should always show Server of Feature
  • 3064: Customer could not upgrade MS-SQL server 3.0.0.16 to 3.0.0.17
  • 3067: Creation of MySQL DB on LINUX fails
  • 3090: ALLDBUpgrade fails with MySQL database error “MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlException (0x80004005): Cannot drop index ‘IDX_USED_LIC”

Notes

  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)

  1. Download the OpenLM Server installation file from the ‘Downloads’ section in the OpenLM site.
  2. Stop the OpenLM Server service
  3. Backup the DB file (Typically located in: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenLM\OpenLM Server\db)
  4. It is recommended to close all windows applications, including the services window.
  5. Install the new OpenLM Server 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 that 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, Oracle, MySQL Database)

Upgrade will be automatically performed by the OpenLM Server installer. Make sure to stop the OpenLM Server Service and backup your Database before upgrading. For further information refer to https://www.openlm.com/?page_id=3507

 

 

OpenLM Maintenance Release: OpenLM Server 2.0.0.56

General

OpenLM Server version 2.0.0.56 is a maintenance release to OpenLM version 2.0. It contains enhancements and bug fixes to problems found in previous versions. Users for whom these fixes are relevant should upgrade  to this latest version.

Note that this version does not update the OpenLM database, only the OpenLM Server software. If your current OpenLM Server version is 2.0.0.55 or later no database upgrade will be necesary.

What’s new in OpenLM Server 2.0.0.56 (April 27th, 2015)

  • 2300:Communication Failure in Active Users Report
  • 2236:  Server crash when using the active user report for the last 30 days
  • 2002:”Active Users Report” hangs and blocks OpenLM Server
  • 2680:Active users report needs improvement
  • 2681:No results from Active Users Report locking up EasyAdmin interface
  • 2970:Communication error when running Active Users Reports
  • 3036:Workstation column not showing up with openlm_users_role
  • 2941: Overcounting with DSLS

Note:

  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)

  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 1.8, 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.
  7. Run the installation file. An OpenLM Server Service restart may be required after installation.

Upgrading the OpenLM Server (External MS-SQL, Oracle, MySQL Database)

If your current version is 2.0.0.55 or earlier please contact OpenLM support at:

support@openlm.com

For later versions: just run the upgrade process as elaborated in the “Upgrading the OpenLM Server (Internal Firebird Database)” above.

 

 

OpenLM All License Parser supports Green Hills log interpretation.

What is Green Hills

Green Hills Software is a privately held company based in the US.

The company’s business centers on embedded solutions, for a wide variety of customers.

Founded in 1982, Green Hills has grown steadily and proclaims to be the world’s largest independent RTOS company

Green Hills’ main products

  • Green Hills’ ‘Flagship’ is its proprietary ‘INTEGRITY’ RTOS (Real-Time Operating System), which is compatible with a large variety of embedded microprocessors.
  • Green Hills produces real time software products such as integrated development environments and debuggers.
  • It also provides software services and Board Support Packages (BSPs).

The OpenLM “All License Parser” tool

OpenLM has received requests to integrate the Green Hills proprietary license server in its portfolio of monitored license servers. Green Hills log files are now supported and interpreted in the OpenLM “All License Parser” online tool. In order obtain a clear image of your license manager’s activity, simply load (or drag) your Green Hills log file onto the online parser tool, and obtain license usage statistics.

Please note that the “All license parser” tool is an  evolving service. OpenLM is constantly updating it with new formats and capabilities, as these stream in from our customers.

Security note

OpenLM does not keep a copy of the files you upload into the “All License Parser” tool, and does not use the submitted information in any way.