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FlexLM License position with FNMS (Business Adaptor)

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Hi all!

What we want is to know what is the peak of use por each product each day of a product controlled by FlexLM. 

The use of FNMEA was discarded, the client only wanted to control one provider. FNMEA is a very good product will a lot of functionalities but not needed in the actual business case.

So we want to connect to FlexLM to recoverthe maximum peak of concurrent users in a day. For that our current approach is to analyse the logs  (normal or Debug) of FlexLM to generate this information. Has FlexLM an API ?. How is the best approach?.

The logs tells that the only only way is with FNMEA.

 

21:12:26 (lmgrd) -----------------------------------------------
21:12:26 (lmgrd) Please Note:
21:12:26 (lmgrd)
21:12:26 (lmgrd) This log is intended for debug purposes only.
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21:12:26 (lmgrd) usage data into an organized repository,
21:12:26 (lmgrd) please enable report logging. Use Flexera Software LLC's
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21:12:26 (lmgrd) obtain an evaluation copy of FlexNet Manager
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21:12:26 (lmgrd) -----------------------------------------------

Thank you very much.

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Re: FlexLM License position with FNMS (Business Adaptor)

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@lcfernandez , Apologies for the delay in getting back to you (i was away). I concur with @wmarek1  and his inputs.

I am attaching the FNP-11.13 documentation, but it may not be useful for you/ESRI as the functionality for Server diagnostics was added in FNP-11.17 itself. To avail this functionality, ESRI would need to upgrade their implementation to FNP-11.17 (at least). If not, then FNMS seems only available way to help debrief the reportlog and help with analysis of usages statistics.

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Re: FlexLM License position with FNMS (Business Adaptor)

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@lcfernandez , in the Flexnet Publisher logs there will be periodic entries about peak load of clients on the server. That could be of help at times.

Starting FNP-11.17, Flexnet Publisher has introduced the diagnostics functionality (enabled by default) that can help capture the checkout and checkin time and other details. The diagnostics details can be stored in excel, csv format and later used to prepare charts/diagrams using 3rd party applications.

The detailed documentation about this functionality is provided under Product Documents.

I really believe that you should explore the possibilities through latest introduced "server diagnostics functionality" and confirm if that helps.

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Re: FlexLM License position with FNMS (Business Adaptor)

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Sorry @aparashar1,

The client is running a previsus version FlexNet Licensing (v11.13.1.5 build 183191 i86_n3). I don´t have access as partner to the documentarion of Flexera Publisher (Flexlm), can you provide the link to this documentation.
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Re: FlexLM License position with FNMS (Business Adaptor)

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@lcfernandez , i have attached the FNP-11.17 documentation for your reference. In "FlexNet Publisher 2020 R2 (11.17.0) Programming Reference for License File–Based Licensing" there is th section which talk in details about this. (Page # 31).

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Re: FlexLM License position with FNMS (Business Adaptor)

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We need the documentation of 11.13, the client is using that version with Esri, it´s  no possible to upgrade the product.

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Re: FlexLM License position with FNMS (Business Adaptor)

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Hi lcfernandez,

I'm afraid that what you are looking for is not available. The license server Report Log is the only source of data that would accurately provide the data for the report you are looking for. There is no API for a non-software publisher to use get at that data. Only FlexNet Manager for Engineering Applications can access the Report Logs.

You submitted your question to a software producer forum for FlexNet Publisher so @aparashar1 responded as if you are a developer. His suggestion to use server diagnostics would only apply to ESRI or other software producers.

The only FlexNet Publisher document available to software consumers is the FlexNet Publisher License Administrator's Guide. You can get that from your software vendor.

BTW, FNP v11.13 is very old and went out of support in 2017. It will be completely sunsetted in Nov this year.

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Re: FlexLM License position with FNMS (Business Adaptor)

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@lcfernandez , Apologies for the delay in getting back to you (i was away). I concur with @wmarek1  and his inputs.

I am attaching the FNP-11.13 documentation, but it may not be useful for you/ESRI as the functionality for Server diagnostics was added in FNP-11.17 itself. To avail this functionality, ESRI would need to upgrade their implementation to FNP-11.17 (at least). If not, then FNMS seems only available way to help debrief the reportlog and help with analysis of usages statistics.

(If my response assists with your questions , then please click "ACCEPT AS SOLUTION" or 'Kudos' so that it help others.)

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