Aspen Software License Management and Deployment

Course Id:  SLM101   |   Duration:  2.00 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  1.4   |   Level:  Introductory

Course Objective

Obtain a good working knowledge of the installation and configuration process. Develop an understanding of the system requirements. Reduce installation time. Improve user experience.

Course Overview

  • Learn to install and configure SLM for both network and standalone licenses
  • Learn to configure a network server
  • Learn the basic and advanced installation options
  • Provides information on the types of licenses offered


  • Obtain a good working knowledge of the installation and configuration process.
  • Develop an understanding of the system requirements
  • Reduce installation time
  • Improve user experience


System Administrators and/or persons responsible for installing and maintaining the Aspen software.


  • Instruction on basic topics using examples from the latest product release
  • Discussion about the general approach and the key elements for a successful installation
  • Observe how the product features contribute to an efficient installation/configuration through instructor-guided demonstrations
  • Hands-on workshops provide students with many opportunities to setup a license server, configure a client machine, etc. and to apply concepts learned in seminar sessions

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

SLM101: Aspen Software License Management and Deployment

Introduction to Software License Manager (SLM)

  • Identify and explain the purpose of Software License Manager (SLM)
  • Identify and explain the basic terminology associated with SLM
  • Discuss the hardware/software requirements

License File Components
  • Identify and explain the different types of License Files:
  • Standalone
  • Network (Token and Non-Token)
  • Identify and explain the license file components
  • Workshop:  Identify components of a license file
  • Workshop:  How to obtain locking information

Install and Configure a License Server
  • Summarize the steps for a license server installation
  • Workshop:  Install a network license server
  • Workshop: Install a network license file
  • Workshop: Verify the network license service is running

Base Load Tokens (Supply Chain Suite)
  • Identify and explain Base Load Tokens and Base Load consumption
  • Discuss how to monitor the Base Load consumption

Installing and Configuring the SLM Client (SLM Tools)
  • Identify and explain the purpose of the SLM Tools.
  • Install and Configure the SLM Tools
  • Workshop: Install a Standalone License
  • Workshop: Configure SLM Clients using the SLM Configuration Wizard for both Network and Standalone Licenses
  • Workshop:  Verifying the USB Dongle is installed properly.
  • Workshop: How to use SLM License Profiler to read a license file, determine token usage
  • Workshop: How to configure the WLMAdmin tool

Troubleshooting Installation Errors
  • Discuss the basic installation error codes and possible root causes.
  • Learn how to enable debug logging on a client computer

Auto Upload Tool (Token Usage Logs)
  • Provide an overview of the Auto-Upload Tool
  • Obtain an encryption key from Aspen Tech
  • Identify and explain the SLM Architecture
  • Discuss the Auto-Upload Tool Installation/Configuration
  • Workshop: Configure the Auto Upload Tool
  • Examine Token Usage Log Reports on the Aspen Licensing Center

Introduction to Reservation File
  • Identify and explain the purpose of a reservation file
  • Discuss the tool used to create the reservation file
  • Workshop: Create a reservation file

Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Discuss potential points of failure for SLM and identify possible causes
  • Identify solutions for commonly encountered error messages
  • Workshop: Verify license file components
  • Show how to use the AspenTech License Request site
  • Expired license file
  • Re-hosting a license file
  • Workshop: How to request a license file

Packaging and Deploying aspenONE
  • Discuss the purpose of a silent deployment
  • Provide the steps for creating a silent deployment package
  • Discuss Microsoft SCCM Best Practices
  • Discuss Microsoft App-V Best Practices

Best Practices for Token Deployment
  • Review and discuss Token Deployment Best Practices.
  • Develop a high-level plan for deploying Tokens.

Aspen Technology, Inc. awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for training classes conducted by our organization. One CEU is granted for every 10 hours of class participation.