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