License Manager


The Opsview License Manager enables the licensed features of Opsview Monitor. Licenses are locked to the machine's hostname and its network MAC address - if any of those two change the system needs to be re-licensed.


This component is required by Master Orchestrator server.


This component is deployed on the Master server when installating Opsview Monitor and must not be moved to another server.


We ship the opsview-freshchecker with its default configuration, which can be modified or overridden by the user.

  • default setting - /opt/opsview/licensemanager/etc/licensemanager.defaults.yaml

  • user settings - /opt/opsview/licensemanager/etc/licensemanager.yaml

Default setting settings are restored on upgrade/installation, user settings are left as defined by the user.

The setting files follow the YAML file format, setting are stored on a <setting_name>: format.

The custom setting example contains an example on how to override default value.

Configuration options

  • encoder_key: encryption key used for cross-component communication, if changed also update /opt/opsview/coreutils/etc/opsview.conf




Watchdog service files are now managed by the package, doing a remove would leave the watchdog service file behind with a .save extension. Purging the package will remove it. The package managed config files are as follows

  • /opt/opsview/watchdog/etc/services/opsview-licensemanager.conf


Watchdog service files are now managed by the package. Any modifications will be saved at upgrade and remove processes with the .rpmnew and .rpmsave extensions correspondingly.

  • /opt/opsview/watchdog/etc/services/opsview-liecensemanager.conf

Service Administration

As root, start, stop and restart the service using:

/opt/opsview/watchdog/bin/opsview-monit <start|stop|restart> opsview-licensemanager