FlexNet Publisher Briefing for CELUG Celug.Aug.2010

Report
CELUG – August meeting
Call in: 800 503 2899 #6423899
Agenda
Flexera – David Znidarsic on FNP
• Flexera Updates
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– SoftSummit + Enterprise User Group Survey
•
Roundtable
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FlexNet Publisher Briefing for CELUG
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Agenda
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Benefits of Trusted Storage
• Trusted storage architecture compared to certificate
architecture
• XML responses compared to license certificates
• Report logging implications of trusted storage
• Virtualization best practices
Area of Benefit
Certificate
Trusted Storage
Trial licenses
Requires transaction
with publisher
Does not require
transaction with
publisher
Emergency licenses
Requires transaction
with publisher
Does not require
transaction with
publisher
Increasing rights
Yes
Yes
Decreasing rights prior to
expiration
Unverifiable
Verifiable
Customer self-service
transfer of node-locked
licenses
No
Yes
License management
Customer manages
licenses in text files
Structured transactions
manage licenses in
trusted storage
License borrowing
Yes
Better
License integrity
Single hostid, clock
wind-back detection
Blended hostids, better
clock wind-back
detection
Licensed
Application
Client
Client
Node-Locked Models
Report
Log
Report
Log
Trusted Store
File
License
Licensed
Application
License
License
XML wrapper
License
Activation
Utility
License
info
Client
Licensed
Application
License
Server
Server
Server
Client
Concurrent Models
Report
Log
License
Server
Report
Log
Trusted Store
File
License
Licensed
Application
License
License
XML wrapper
License
Activation
Utility
License
info
Client
Concurrent Models (both methods)
Server
Same report log format contains
all served license events from
Licensed Application
licenses loaded from both files
and trusted storage
License Server
File
License
XML wrapper
License
License
Report
Log
Trusted Store
License
Activation
Utility
License
info
XML Wrapper around License Certificates
Report Logging
•
Adding activations to FNP 11.x removed nothing, added
nothing, to report log content or format
• Report logs still contain all served license activity
• Served licenses can be loaded either from files or from
server-side trusted storage
Virtualization Best Practices
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Application
– Use concurrent licenses, put no restrictions on application’s machine
– Migrate from node-locked licenses, if necessary
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License Server
– Distribute as a virtual appliance
Set ls_allow_vm=VM_ONLY, put one of FNP’s new UUID hostids on SERVER line
• Use VMotion or Hyper-V Live Migration for redundancy
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– Distribute as an application or service
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Limit to any virtual machine running on a specified physical/host machine
– Put one of FNP’s new “bare metal” hostids on SERVER line
• Ethernet MAC address, IP Address, Hostname, or Display of physical machine
•
Limit to only a specified physical/host machine
– Set ls_allow_vm=PHYSICAL, put FNP’s traditional hostids on SERVER line
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Use three servers for redundancy
Questions?
SoftSummit 2010
•
SoftSummit and User Group Event Questionnaire
– Do we have enough interest to do an event on October 13th
– Topics
•
Justification letter similar to 2009 letter coming
• Alumni rate $695
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Roundtable
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Agilent and Command Line support for config file
– It’s alive and well
– Current status a timeout issue investigation
– Appreciated feedback on value of feature
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Thank You

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