FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications 3rd Party License Server Management

FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications 3rd Party License Server Management

Summary

This article discusses 3rd Party License Server Management using FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications.

Synopsis

Custom plugins can be developed and used with FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications to help manage 3rd party license servers (that is, license servers that are not based on FlexLM). This capability enables both operational management of 3rd party license servers (with actions such as start, stop, status reporting and log rotatation), and an optional capability using a rules based engine to generate CRL (Common Report Log) files from raw usage data generated by the 3rd party technologies.

Discussion

FlexNet Manager for Engineering agents from version 5.x provide the ability to use custom plugins to manage license server technologies that are NOT covered out of the box. This solution offering leverages this plugin capability and instead of developing a different plugin for each different 3rd party technology the solution here is a generic set of plugins to allow any 3rd party license servers to be registered with FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications.

Related Documents

Some documentation detailing this capability is included in the attached Word document.

Also see the Managing License Servers, Vendor Daemons, and FlexNet Agents > Managing Third-Party License Servers topic in the FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications User Guide (2020 R1 documentation link here).

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Is there a newer version of this document? We've worked with some Flexera team members on a Sentinel 3rd Party and want to see if there are any latest and greatest docs or samples out there.

@afilla - the only other documentation in this space that I'm aware of is the Managing License Servers, Vendor Daemons, and FlexNet Agents > Managing Third-Party License Servers topic in the FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications User Guide (2020 R1 documentation link here - I've updated this article to refer to this). However that documentation isn't as detailed as the attachment on this article.

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