Virtualized OTMS and Physical FlexLM

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Virtualized OTMS and Physical FlexLM

Post by joao.carlos » 19 Sep 2017 21:22

Hello guys,

I'm on a different but real situation.

A customer wants to use OTMS in their virtual blade server, but, since they don't want to fix VMs on specifics physical servers, because the use of the dongle, they want to use FlexLM in physical servers.

ALUE only provides templates for virtualized FlexLM Servers (ovf, vmdk, etc).

So, i installed CentOS 7, but ALUE does not provide the installation of the application FlexLM and drivers for the dongles.

I copied it from a dpeloyed FlexLM in virtual environment to the physical, but i'm having trouble to have the dongle to be detected with its ID.

lmutil lmhostid -flexid shows "" as ID.

lsusb shows Alladin dongle connected, so i assume physically everything is ok.

I had to transfer also the aksusbd, winehasp and hasplmd daemons, but it does not work yet.

Any ideas?

I can't find neither the files for installation (only versions from 2015 that i assume will not work for OT 2.3), nor documentation about it.

Any ideas appreciated.

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Re: Virtualized OTMS and Physical FlexLM

Post by oldboy » 19 Sep 2017 22:47

Put VMWare on the physical machine and then deploy the ovf and mount the usb
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Re: Virtualized OTMS and Physical FlexLM

Post by joao.carlos » 19 Sep 2017 22:57

I tried to sugest it. Customer does not want it. Believe or not, he thinks will consume his licenses.
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Re: Virtualized OTMS and Physical FlexLM

Post by oldboy » 19 Sep 2017 23:14

i dont believe there is another way!
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Re: Virtualized OTMS and Physical FlexLM

Post by murraya » 19 Sep 2017 23:36

is it possible to use a raspberry pi to serve the licences?
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Re: Virtualized OTMS and Physical FlexLM

Post by oldboy » 19 Sep 2017 23:53

murraya wrote:
19 Sep 2017 23:36
is it possible to use a raspberry pi to serve the licences?
Still need to deploy the ovf somewhere
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Re: Virtualized OTMS and Physical FlexLM

Post by murraya » 20 Sep 2017 00:13

true, its just the dongle. forgot that ot cannot connect to the dongle its only the flexlm server that can :(
back to the "what licences" are used if you put a basic copy of vmware on a pc? dont need the fancy vmotion etc.
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Re: Virtualized OTMS and Physical FlexLM

Post by rolfo333 » 17 Oct 2017 12:24

Hello,

isn't there a special process to obtain a dongleless license for OT?
Sure, I think this one has a validity time and needs to be replaced from time to time but pick your poison. ;-)

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Re: Virtualized OTMS and Physical FlexLM

Post by joao.carlos » 17 Oct 2017 12:34

Well thanks you all.
But, officially ALUE does not support FlexLM on physical server, so the solution was to really convince the customer that's the only option.
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