Abstract…

Dassault Systèmes recently released a Hosted DSLS option for its customers. This hosting service is free of charge, supports high availability and supports the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and V5 products. This article outlines the qualifications and use of this new service.

Dassault Systèmes recently released a hosted option for its licensing software known as DSLS (Dassault Systèmes Licensing Service). This offering is meaningful for two reasons:

  1. Historically, the requirement for a physical server to provide DSLS services has been much maligned by today’s modern IT infrastructure which focuses on virtual servers, not physical.
  2. The offering is a free service. Dassault is not known for offering services or products for free.

Unfortunately, the offering goes by many names. Hosted DSLS, HostedDSLS also known as Managed DSLS or Managed Licensing Service. It’s also been referred to as OML.

With Hosted DSLS, a customer no longer needs a physical machine to provide DSLS services. The license server is managed by Dassault Systèmes and provisioned on Dassault Systèmes infrastructure.

Client machines authorized by the customer and located on customer’s premises access DSLS remotely. Administrators on customer’s premises accesses the DSLS through a web interface using a login and a password.

Hosted DSLS is not for everyone. The qualifications to start the cutover to Hosted DSLS are as follows:

Measured latency to Paris is < 120ms (using psping utility)

Supports the following versions

  • From V5-6R2018 GA
  • From 3DEXPERIENCE R2018x GA
  • 3DEXPERIENCE R2017x FD02

If the qualifications are met, the process to configure the Dassault Site to Enable Managed DSLS is carried out through the VAR (Value Added Reseller). Once approved, the license keys can be ordered and will be enrolled by Dassault directly.

For more information on Hosted DSLS please contact Razorleaf…