What is RLM? #
Reprise License Manager (RLM) is a license management tool that offers an efficient and optimized way of controlling license usage in the organization. It provides flexibility, convenience and reliability in managing valuable and expensive software licenses both on premise and in the cloud.
RLM supports various major platforms, such as Windows, Linux/Unix, and MacOS X, on both 32- and 64-bit architectures.
Furthermore, RLM comes with its own simple and intuitive application programming interface (API) that provides customers the ability to customize license management through integration. This API can be integrated to the proprietary application of the organization and makes the license management easier and convenient.
RLM provides a convenient way of converting trial and demonstration modes into permanent licenses. RLM also allows mobile licensing in which administrators can easily relocate unused licenses from a license server to another license server that needs more licenses. In this way, licenses are optimized and efficiently utilized.
RLM User Monitoring and Management #
The RLM Web Server, a web interface embedded with the license server, makes license management easier with a few simple clicks on the browser and provides an overview of the license status and usages of the rlm and isv servers. It also includes some important license management functionalities, such as reread, transfer or shutdown.
One of the most highlighted advantages of RLM is that it provides plain text for license and report logs, all written in understandable and human readable manner, which allows the customers to easily understand the license policies and usage of the organization. Security is not an issue since RLM ensures that all the licenses are digitally signed using public key cryptography. In terms of privacy, RLM supports anonymization of usage logs to comply with privacy laws.
How Open iT Supports RLM #
With all these functionalities, RLM still needs a powerful analytical and reporting tool to visualize the true license usage of the organization. Open iT supports the data collection and reporting of RLM by polling license status from the RLM license utilities (rlmutil on Unix and rlmutil.exe on Windows) and parsing the report logs to create license usage reports that can be used for decision making and license inventory.
The following reports or information can be provided by Open iT reports:
- License Usage per Usergroup
- License Efficiency per Feature
- License Usage per User
- License Usage per Host
- License Denials per user
- License Denial Reasons
- Real-Time monitoring of license usages