What is LM-X License Manager? #
LM-X License Manager is one of the premium products of X-Formation – a company based on Aarhus, Denmark with extended offices in Eastern Europe’s Silicon Valley in Krakow, Poland. LM-X License Manager provides a variety of licensing options and capabilities that increases the protection, security and optimization of software licenses. Supported licensing models include network, node-locked, trial, pay-per-use, token-based, and HASP dongles.
LM-X License Manager User Monitoring and Management #
Through license borrowing, LM-X License Manager can assign network licenses that can be used even if the user is not connected to the network. Grace licenses, on the other hand, provide the user the ability to continue using the license for a certain period when the license server is down, which enables them to complete or save the work.
The LM-X License Manager can detect system clock tampering. If detected, users will not be able to check out the license. It can automatically check the connection heartbeat to the server. The checking can also be done manually. This ensures that a potential overuse of license is avoided.
Its automatic server detection allows a client application to automatically find license servers on the network to which the client application can connect for licensing. This eliminates the need for the users to provide and configure server information, and thus makes it easy for the system administrators to migrate from an old license server to a new one.
The LM-X License Manager has its own web-based user interface for users to monitor and manage the license server. This tool enables the user to show the license server overview and statistics and allows the user to trigger license server actions. The LM-X License Server Client is a Windows-based version of this license management tool.
How Open iT Supports LM-X License Manager #
Open iT supports the collection and polling of data from LM-X License Managers. It sends these raw usage data to the Open iT Core Server for processing and aggregation to create comprehensive visual reports from application level down to host user-group and user levels, which can then be used for deeper analysis and, ultimately, license optimization.