Configuring OpenLM Applications Manager

OpenLM App Manager is an extension to OpenLM for Engineering Licensing; it cannot be run without OpenLM for Engineering Licensing. OpenLM for Engineering Licensing tracks and monitors the license managers whereas Application Manager tracks and monitors applications installed on the…

Configuring OpenLM Applications Manager

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OpenLM App Manager is an extension to OpenLM for Engineering Licensing; it cannot be run without OpenLM for Engineering Licensing. OpenLM for Engineering Licensing tracks and monitors the license managers whereas Application Manager tracks and monitors applications installed on the workstation.

The usage information collected by Application Manager is presented in OpenLM reports under the license server ‘App Manager’. When the same application is monitored simultaneously both by OpenLM at the license manager and by Application Manager at the workstation, the usage data is shown only for the license manager.

Identification of pirated software usage.
Self-defined central policy for the running of software in your organization. Can permit/deny the running of applications or services according to user, application, vendor, IP and time.
Added control over the use of software already controlled by a license manager.
Restrict the number of instances of an application in concurrent use on the network.
Measurement of software consumption so you can compare it against vendor billing.
Central control of permissions to applications.
Identify instances of engineering applications that are expected to run via license manager but are in fact run independently on the workstation. Including cases of non-network licensed applications and running of unauthorized applications.
Metering actual usage of applications (active and idle periods) that are not managed by license managers (requires the OpenLM Actual Usage extension)
Built-in support for Bentley applications. Can restrict the usage of Bentley software, to a maximum number of concurrent instances in use according to the licensing terms (term license etc).
Integrates with OpenLM and is handled just like any other license manager, including reports. A single instance of OpenLM can contain App Manager and other license managers together.
Can prevent simultaneous usage of multiple application versions by a user .This solves a common problem with Autodesk that when a user executes two or more different versions of a product at the same time, a license is allocated for each one.

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