Q100211: How to check which licenses are available from an RLM server

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SUMMARY

This article explains how you can use check the status of your RLM server and see what licenses are available.  You can do this from the RLM Webserver or using the rlmutil program that is installed with the license server.

USING THE RLM WEBSERVER

The RLM server software included in the Foundry Licensing Tools (FLT) contains an embedded webserver which can be used to administrate the server.  For example you can check if licenses are available or in use, stop and restart the server, and even edit the Options File to control which users have access to your licenses.
 
You can view your RLM Webserver from a machine on the same network as your license server by going to "http://ServerName:4102" in a web browser (where ServerName is the hostname of your license server).  You can check that the server is running and get an overview of the current status of your server by clicking on the "Status" button on the left hand side. 
 
How to check if licenses are free or in use
From the status page, click on the "foundry" button beneath the Server Status heading.  The webserver will then list the licenses currently being floated by the server machine and show which versions are available, the total number of licenses being floated and how many are currently in use.
 
You can then check who is using the licenses by clicking on the "usage" button for a given license in the table.
 
 
How to stop or restart the server
To stop the server, click on the Shutdown button on the right hand side.
 
To start it up again, or make the server reread its license file, click on the "Reread/Restart Servers" button on the left hand side.
 
How to Edit the Options file to control license behaviour
The following article explains how you can use the RLM Webserver to edit the server Options File if you need to control which of your machines or users has access to your licenses.
 
 
USING THE TERMINAL OR COMMAND PROMPT
 
The RLM server software included in the Foundry Licensing Tools (FLT) also includes a command line utility a program called for querying and managing the server called "rlmutil".  This is installed in the following location on the server machine:
  • Linux: /usr/local/foundry/LicensingTools7.1/bin/RLM
  • OSX: /Applications/TheFoundry/LicensingTools7.1/bin/RLM
  • Windows: C:\Program Files\The Foundry\LicensingTools7.1\bin\RLM
 
To get check that the server is up, get a list of all the available licenses and see who is using them by running rlmutil with either of the following commands
 
rlmutil rlmstat -c /path/to/foundry_float.lic -a
 
rlmutil rlmstat -c 4101@serverName -a
 
where /path/to/ is the RLM license directory on the server and "serverName" is the hostname or IP address of your license server.
 
If you want to be able to check the server from another machine on your network then you can copy the "rlmutil" executable to a central location and run it with the second command above.
 
 
 
FURTHER READING
For more information on the RLM web server please visit the RLM Enduser Guide


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