The upcoming OpenLM release version 1.8 is a major milestone in the development process of the OpenLM license management system. This version has been in preparation since October 2011, when version 1.7 was released, and is expected to be officially released by the end of 2012.
Version 1.8 incorporates many bug fixes, performance improvements and new features that were required by our expanding circle of trusted customers. These changes have increased OpenLM’s robustness and made it less prone to errors.
Version 1.8 also integrates some architectural changes that have expanded OpenLM’s ability to further develop license usage control and monitoring. Here are some of the main highlights of this new version.
Version 1.8 enhances the administrator’s capabilities to manipulate the OpenLM database:
Archive or delete old data,
Extract irrelevant users, delete unnecessary groups, or even
Use multiple OpenLM servers on a single Database. This is a prerequisite for providing support for cloud – computing license management environments.
Many changes have been made to the EasyAdmin administrative interface, making the presentation of usage reports more efficient, robust and better designed. Here are some of these enhancements:
- Support of the Apple Safari Browser
- License Expiration date filtering
- License Manager Up-time logging
- Improvements in License usage reporting (e.g: Flexnet / FlexLM reporting).
- Improvements Feature usage reporting: accessible from every workstation.
Software packages are automatically recognized, and populated by the software product which are members of these packages.
User Group monitoring
The group monitoring tool would be integrated into OpenLM v1.8, and enhance OpenLM’s ability to provide clear group-related license statistics.
Support of new License management tools
The addition of license management tools to the expanding portfolio of OpenLM’s supported license managers is an on-going task. Version 1.8 already incorporates the support of FlexLM / Flexnet, Sentinel RMS (Aspentech SLM), DSLS, IBM LUM, Sentinel HASP, LM-X (Altair), Reprise RLM, Beta LM, Mathematica LM (MathLM), and Easycopy, and the list is constantly expanding.
Version 1.8 has seen the addition of Beta-LM, Mathematica LM (MathLM), and DSLS. In addition to that, support of some license management tools was enhanced, for example – the IBM_LUM license manager has been added expiration date and license denial indications.