The use of Windows XP as an operating system for FLEXlm license servers is very popular in organizations. It allows the reuse of existing OS licenses and provides the needed functionality.
OpenLM Broker is an optional but highly recommended component that can be installed on the license server. It supports any operating system that supports JAVA. On Windows it’s implemented as a service. The OpenLM Broker provides advanced functionality to FLEXlm and other supported license managers such as IBM LUM, Sentinel RMS, Sentinal HASP and others.
When logging out of Windows XP the operating system it sends the SIGHUP signal. The SUN JVM interprets it as a shut down command and closes the java.exe process that serves OpenLM broker.
This behavior on Windows XP is causes the Java process to die away when the user is logging out of the XP based license server.
The solution is simple, add the -Xrs flag to the the Broker startup command.
open the registry editor,
go to key:
modify the “Application” value to :
“C:/Program Files/Java/jre6/bin/java.exe” -Xrs -jar “C:\Program Files\OpenLM\OpenLM Broker/OpenLMBroker.jar” start “C:\Program Files\OpenLM\OpenLM Broker/broker.xml”
This issue is solved in version 22.214.171.124 of OpenLM Broker.
Using Mac OS X, the hostname of the workstation is changing depending on the network connection status. When disconnected from the network such a workstation will report the hostname as mac1.local, instead of the actual hostname.
This behavior is causing problems when such a workstation is also the FLEXlm server. When disconnected from the network the server the name is changing, causing a FLEXlm error. The license can not be used on the local workstation running FLEXlm.
This problem and a simple solution is reported on Deelip Menezes interesting Blog.
The most simple solution is to use 127.0.0.1 as a hostname. If the license is only used on that workstation, it is a good solution.
If the license is also used by other users then we recommend to install the license on another machine on the network. In that case, the MAC OS machine can borrow the license when it needs to disconnect from the network.
Autodesk announced few month ago on the support of Autodesk on Mac. Autodesk is joining other companies such as Siemens that already supports this operating system. As the use of FLEXlm licensed systems on Mac OS extends the need to solve this problem becomes more important.
Version 126.96.36.199 is a small maintenance release fixing small problem found by our customers that upgraded to version 1.6. We recommend all users of version 1.6.0 to upgrade their system to this version simply by installing it on-top of their existing version.
What is included in version 188.8.131.52?
- Fixed a problem with HASP date.
- Active Directory syncronization doesn’t synchronize disabled users now.
- Narrowing license output chart when the date overlaps from one month to another.
- Report Tab clear filter does not clear all fields.
- Fixed OpenLM Broker configuration tool startup script for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP.
- OpenLM Broker – when adding a new port, the default configuration will be “Periodic”.
- Fix OpenLM Broker installation problem when Java does not exist.
- Easyadmin Control Panel – Feature usage status window – make numeric columns sortable.
- OpenLM Agent install error on pre-vista OS’s (XP and Server 2003) solved.