OpenLM Maintenance Release: OpenLM Broker 2.0.0.27

OpenLM Broker version 2.0.0.27

OpenLM Broker version 2.0.0.27 is an official maintenance release to OpenLM version 2.0.  We recommend to install this version when asked so by support of OpenLM

What’s new in OpenLM Broker 2.0.0.27 (February 4rth, 2015) ?

  • 2534: DSLS not reporting when DSLS Server is in french
  • 2769: DSLS output is truncated, causing NA to be shown on EasyAdmin

Note: The OpenLM Broker 2.0.0.27 requires an updated OpenLM Server version 2.0.0.41 or higher. Please upgrade the OpenLM Server to version 2.0.0.41 or higher to assure full functionality.

Upgrading the OpenLM Broker to version 2.0.0.27

Upgrading the OpenLM Broker is fairly straight forward:

  1. Download the Broker installation file from the ‘Downloads’ section in the OpenLM website.
  2. Make sure ALL windows are closed; especially the services window.
  3. Install the new version on top of the existing one.
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OpenLM Maintenance Release: OpenLM Broker 2.0.0.19

OpenLM Broker version 2.0.0.19

OpenLM Broker version 2.0.0.19 is an official maintenance release to OpenLM version 2.0. It contains the newly added recording feature for analytic purposed.  We recommend to install this version when asked so by support of OpenLM

What’s new in OpenLM Broker 2.0.0.19 (November 27, 2014) ?

  • 2513:Player plays few messages together
  • 2500:  Configuration – Openlm server is not required when configuring a recording
  • 2504:  Configuration – It should be impossible to edit the recording tab while recording
  • 2508:  Recorded file name should be <LicenseServerName>_<Port>_<RecordingStartDate>_<RecordingEndDate>.rec
  • 2499:  Configuration – saving recording configuration
  • 2501: Configuration – all ports should be selected by default
  • 2505:  Add “Stop Recording” button
  • 2506:  Logging – add file\appender to write logs to a different log file
  • 2507:Logging – add logging to file and add log.config that we can set the logger level
  • 2535:  Configuration – cant leave the recording tab
  • 2546: Make sure that Broker doesn’t send License file message if file path is null/empty even if it is checked

Upgrading the OpenLM Broker to version 2.0.0.19

Upgrading the OpenLM Broker is fairly straight forward:

  1. Download the Broker installation file from the ‘Downloads’ section in the OpenLM website.
  2. Make sure ALL windows are closed; especially the services window.
  3. Install the new version on top of the existing one.
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OpenLM Maintenance Release: OpenLM Broker 2.0.0.13

OpenLM Broker version 2.0.0.13

OpenLM Broker version 2.0.0.13 is an official maintenance release to OpenLM version 2.0. It contains some enhancements and bug fixes to problems found in previous versions. We recommend that all users of previous OpenLM Broker 2.0 versions would upgrade to this latest version.

What’s new in OpenLM Broker 2.0.0.13 (July 28, 2014) ?

  • 0001452: [Broker Server] Add DSLS start / stop server commands in OpenLM Broker
  • 0001999: [General] getting bad error message when downloading files
  • 0002055: [Config Tool] delete ‘enable’ button in Broker log files node.
  • 0002117: [Broker Server] New Feature – using date parameter in command
  • 0001526: [Config Tool] license denial command for LUM
  • 0002088: [Broker Server] Adding header and footer info to broker log

Upgrading the OpenLM Broker to version 2.0.0.13

Upgrading the OpenLM Broker is fairly straight forward:

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

Known issue:

We have had cases in which the “Program Compatibility Assistant” alert window popped up by the end of the OpenLM Broker 2.0.0.13 installation (see below). We selected “This program installed correctly” – and the OpenLM Broker functioned without any apparent problems.

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OpenLM Broker Maintenance Release Version 2.0.0.4

The OpenLM Broker version 2.0.0.4 is a maintenance release to version 2.0. It contains some bug fixes to problems found in previous versions.

 

OpenLM Broker version 2.0.0.4 is only comatible with the OpenLM Server version 2.0 and higher.

Upgrading the OpenLM Broker

Download:

OpenLM Broker version 2.0.0.4 is available for download on the OpenLM site.

Install:

In order to upgrade to version 2.0.0.4, just install the new version on top of the older one.

For more information – please see this Application Note:

Application Note (3004b) OpenLM v2.0: Broker Comprehensive Installation Guide

What’s new in OpenLM Broker 2.0.0.4 (May  19, 2014)

Fixes

– 0001772: [Config Tool] Recording time should be in minutes, not hours – resolved.

– 0001798: [Config Tool] There is no way to change the Port description text in the configuration tool. – resolved.

– 0001662: [Config Tool] Broker config tool: bad prompt – resolved.

– 0001844: [Config Tool] Broker config tool on Linux do not load – resolved.

– 0001842: [Config Tool] Can’t read or select long full name of license file – resolved.

 

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OpenLM Pre-Release Broker Version 2.0.0.3

The OpenLM Broker version 2.0.0.3 is a maintenance release to version 2.0.0.2. It contains a bug fix to connecting the DSLS license manager. Users that need to access the DSLS license manager using the broker should upgrade their version.

Upgrading the OpenLM Broker

Install:

In order to upgrade to version 2.0.0.3, just install the new version on top of the older one.

What’s new in OpenLM Broker 2.0.0.3 (April  10, 2014)

Fixes:

– 0001679: [Config Tool] Broker command syntax for DSLS is not working  – resolved.

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OpenLM Pre-Release Broker Version 2.0.0.2

The OpenLM Broker version 2.0.0.2 is a maintenance release to version 2.0.0.0. It contains some bug fixes to problems found in previous versions. We  recommend that users of previous 2.0.0.0 Broker versions to whom these problems may be relevant upgrade their system to this version.

Upgrading the OpenLM Broker

Install:

In order to upgrade to version 2.0.0.2, just install the new version on top of the older one.

What’s new in OpenLM Broker 2.0.0.2 (April  07, 2014)

Fixes

– 0001736: [Config Tool] Broker, Port configuration can not be closed without selecting License File Path  – resolved.

– 0001710: [Config Tool] Unix / Linux Broker installation: non matching paths  – resolved.

– 0001739: [Config Tool] loads empty  – resolved.

– 0001743: [Config Tool] config tool hung up on the vendor configuration page  – resolved.

 

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OpenLM Broker Maintenance Release Version 1.8.2.3

The OpenLM Broker version 1.8.2.3 is a maintenance release to version 1.8. It contains some bug fixes to problems found in previous versions. We  recommend that users of previous 1.8 Broker versions to whom these problems may be relevant upgrade their system to this version.

 

OpenLM Broker version 1.8.2.3 is only comatible with the OpenLM Server 1.8.1.13 version onward.

Upgrading the OpenLM Broker

Download:

OpenLM Broker version 1.8.2.0 is available for download on the OpenLM site.

Install:

In order to upgrade to version 1.8.2.3, just install the new version on top of the older one.

For more information – please see this Application Note:

Application Note 2004: OpenLM Broker Comprehensive installation guide version 1.8

What’s new in OpenLM Broker 1.8.2.3 (April  07, 2014)

Fixes

– 0001736: [Config Tool] Broker, Port configuration can not be closed without selecting License File Path – resolved.

– 0001710: [Config Tool] Unix / Linux Broker installation: unmatching paths – resolved.

 

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OpenLM Hotfix: Broker version 1.7.2.0 for IBM-LUM and LM-X license managers

The OpenLM Broker version 1.7.20 is a Hotfix version, dedicated for the solution of an issue that was raised by a customer.

Issue description:

The IBM LUM license manager was not configured correctly on the Broker configuration interface, when Java JRE 1.7 was installed on the PC. It was configured correctly for JRE 1.6.

OpenLM recommends to download and install version 1.7.20 of the OpenLM Broker on IBM LUM and LM-X license servers that run JRE 1.7.

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OpenLM Maintenance Release Version 1.7.1.6

OpenLM Maintenance Release Version 1.7.1.6

Version 1.7.1.6

Version 1.7.1.6 is a maintenance release to version 1.7. It contains some bug fixes to problems found in previous versions. We  recommend that users to whom these problems may be relevant to upgrade their system to this version.

Upgrading

In order to upgrade to version 1.7.1.6:

  1. Backup your DB file (Typically located in: C:\Program Files\OpenLM\OpenLM Server\db)
  2. Stop the OpenLM Server service
  3. Make sure ALL windows are closed; especially the services window.
  4. Install the new version on top of the existing one.

What’s new in version 1.7.1.6?

OpenLM Server:

  1. Sometimes Flexlm sends temporarily inaccurate license reports. In EasyAdmin, this was experienced as duplicate overlapping license draws. The problem was avoided by implementing a time-wise filter, to ensure that changes in the license are consistent for an hour. This change impacts the system’s operation:
    1. Momentary changes are ignored
    2. Latency of true changes’ display has increased.
  2. Two problems reading Option files; Option file may contain some unusual characters (like &) at the title. To fix that we also made a change at the OpenLM Broker. The second issue we had was in reading option file lines with a comment at the middle of the line.
  3. Fixed the repetitive “Please select time zone” bug in EasyAdmin, when running Internet Explorer IE8 & IE9. This bug stems from the limitation that these browsers impose on the amount and size of stored cookies. The workaround for IE8 & IE9 users is giving up on some of the cookies in IE8 & IE9; such as the ones that save the recent size and location of the window. Users of FF and Chrome are not impacted by this change. On the upcoming version 1.8, the the cookies mechanism would be replaced, and again there would be no difference in user experience between browsers.

OpenLM Broker (version 1.7.1.7):

  1. Add pane to installation , explaining about the configuration tool, to prevent confusion.
  2. Fix some type in configuration tool.
  3. Fix automatic detection of ports on windows 64bit. read the Wow6432Node registry key.
  4. Improved Option file reading. See item #2 in the OpenLM server section, above.
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Application note 1017: Changing ports numbers in OpenLM

Introduction

The OpenLM Utilizer is a licensing management software. It provides productivity tools for system administrators, managers and end users. OpenLM’s basic software package includes the core OpenLM Server module and its user interface; the OpenLM EasyAdmin module. In addition to these core components, the OpenLM software package includes modules and capabilities which provide additional functions. In order to interface these components and obtain full functionality of the OpenLM software, it is essential to open certain port numbers.

OpenLM license Server

The OpenLM Server is the core element of the OpenLM Utilizer system. It integrates the functionality of all other OpenLM peripheral system components, such as the OpenLM EasyAdmin, OpenLM Agent, OpenLM Alerts, and OpenLM Broker. It is responsible for collecting information from various system components and storing it in an embedded relational DB. External databases like Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server are also supported.

License manager: Default port 7016

The OpenLM Server interfaces the License manager over a dedicated port. this port’s default number is 7016.

Configuring the License manager Port:

In the “OpenLM Server” configuration window, select the “Port Settings” tab.
In the “License managers reporting port” text-box, type in the OpenLM server port number (e.g.: 7016).

The OpenLM Broker is an optional software component that runs on the license server machine. The Broker performs tasks as dictated by OpenLM Server. The Broker is required in order to provide advanced licensing information and capabilities; such as controlling license servers remotely, managing FLEXLM option files etc.

The OpenLM module interfaces the OpenLM Server via a dedicated port. This pot number is 7016 by default, and should be configured the same as the license manager port (see above). For additional information on the OpenLM Broker component, please refer to this application note.

Configuring the OpenLM Broker Port:

There are two methods for configuring the OpenLM Broker port: via the OpenLM Broker configuration tool, and via the broker.xml configuration file.

OpenLM Broker configuration

  1. Open the “OpenLM Broker configuration”.

  2. Choose an OpenLM Server from the OpenLM servers list and click “Edit” .
    Edit the “Port” textbox. Repeat this for all OpenLM Servers.

broker.xml configuration file

  1. Open the broker.xml file,  located on: “C:\Program Files\OpenLM\OpenLM Broker”

  2. Search for the line <Port>7016</port>.

  3. Edit the port number.

OpenLM Agent:  Default port 7012

The OpenLM Agent facilitates available license querying, among other functions. It connects to the OpenLM Server through another dedicated port: the OpenLM Agent default port number is: 7012. The OpenLM Agent port number should be configured the same on the OpenLM Agent configuration tool, and on the OpenLM Server configuration tool.

OpenLM Agent configuration tool

  1. Right-click on the Openlm Agent blue icon on the Windows taskbar,

  2. Open the ”OpenLM Agent configuration” tool. The “Agent Configuration” window pops.

  3. Type in the port number in the “Port” textbox (e.g.:7012).

  1. In the “OpenLM Server” configuration tool, select the “Port Settings” tab.
    Type in the Agent port in the “Agent reporting port” text-box (e.g.: 7012).

HTTP Server Port:  Default port 7014

This port enables EasyAdmin web application to send requests to the OpenLM Server.

This port number should be configured the same on the OpenLM Server configuration tool, and on the “config.js” file.

OpenLM Server configuration:

In the “OpenLM Server” configuration tool, select the “Port Settings” tab. Type in the HTTP Server port in the “User Interface http server port”  textbox (e.g.: 7014).

config.js file:

  1. Open the “config.js” file, typically located on:”C\Program Files\OpenLM\OpenLM Server\WeebApps\EasyAdmin2”
  2. Search for the number 7014.
  3. Edit the port number(Should be 7014).

OpenLM Alerts System:  Default port 7017

The OpenLM Alerts module produces alerts for system managers based on predefined conditions. These alerts may be directed to email messages, SMS text messages, the EasyAdmin web application or to a dedicated log file. Please refer to this application note for elaborated information on the OpenLM Alerts module.

Configuring the OpenLM Alerts port:

  1. In the “OpenLM Server” configuration tool, select the “Port Settings” tab.
    Type in the Alerts port in the “Alerts server checking port” textbox (e.g.: 7017).
  1. In the OpenLM Alerts configuration form, of the OpenLM Alerts Editor, type in the port number in the “Alerts Port” textbox.

OpenLM HTTP port Default port 7019

OpenLM installs the LightTPD web server with the installation of OpenLM Server. LightTPD is configured as a Windows Service and starts up with the machine. The use of web servers such as Apache or IIS or others is also supported.

Configuring the OpenLM LightTPD port:

  1. Open the “lighttpd-inc.conf” file,  located on: “C:\Program Files\OpenLM\OpenLM Server\WebServer”.
  1. Search for the line “bind to port (default: 80) server.port = <port number>”.
  2. Edit the port number (e.g: 7019).

Serve OpenLM EasyAdmin using Microsoft IIS 6 & 7

The OpenLM Software package is delivered with LightTPD; a built-in web server. The LightTPD web service starts upon installation or machine start-up. Users can either use LightTPD or choose a standard web server such as Microsoft IIS.

For additional information on how to serve OpenLM EasyAdmin using IIS6, please refer to this application note. For information on how to serve OpenLM EasyAdmin using IIS7, please refer to this application note.For information on how to serve OpenLM EasyAdmin using Apache webserver, please refer to this application note.

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