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how do i get my License details for Alpha ES45 server.

how do i get my License details for Alpha ES45 server.

we have 2 node cluster installed on Alpha ES45 machine with RA3000 storage and oracle 9i RAC installed.
we want to reinstall the server with EVA 4100 but the problem is, we lost the Licence papers.
can someone tell me, how i can get the license details from the server or shall i call to hp?
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Karl Rohwedder
Honored Contributor

Re: how do i get my License details for Alpha ES45 server.

Have a look into the LICENSE ISSUE command, esp. the /PROCEDURE qualifier, which creates a command procedure to reenter the license.
Note that licenses ISSUED are marked DISBALED and must be ENABLED to load again.

regards Kalle
Joseph Huber_1
Honored Contributor

Re: how do i get my License details for Alpha ES45 server.

See "help license issue".
It makes a replica of the existing license(s) with all the data needed to enter them into another license database.

But what do You "reinstall" , what is loosing the existing license database ?
A copy of the system disk does not remove the license database, this is VMS, not MSwin.
http://www.mpp.mpg.de/~huber
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: how do i get my License details for Alpha ES45 server.

Or help lic copy.

Wim
Wim

Re: how do i get my License details for Alpha ES45 server.

we are using Tru64 unix.
marsh_1
Honored Contributor

Re: how do i get my License details for Alpha ES45 server.

zulfiqar,

this is an openvms forum not tru64 unix, what licenses are these ? just to add fc storage and migrate data - you need a license ?

Karl Rohwedder
Honored Contributor

Re: how do i get my License details for Alpha ES45 server.

Pls. note that Tru64 has the lmf command also. A short look into manpages reveiled, that a ISSUE command is also available.

regards Kalle
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: how do i get my License details for Alpha ES45 server.

Hi,

The command "lmf list" or "lmf list full" will show you what licenses are installed, however it won't give you the checksum that you need to reinstall...

Rather than reinstalling, why not just vdump/vrestore the disks to the new storage. That would be much less risky.

Cheers,

Rob
Kapil Jha
Honored Contributor

Re: how do i get my License details for Alpha ES45 server.

Which version of Tru64 is it.
just check to see if lmf is ther as suggested above.
I do not have a system currently to tell you exact licences path but I think u search system by lmf and small digging would reach you to licence file.
Hope this would help.
BR,
Kapil+
I am in this small bowl, I wane see the real world......
Waelkhalil_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: how do i get my License details for Alpha ES45 server.

Hi Zulfiqar...

I think we are searching for the same thing...

So ,when u know plz phone me and tell me...

Thanks

Waelkhalil_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: how do i get my License details for Alpha ES45 server.

Hi Kapil

the version is 5.1A...

i use the lmf list full,but i didn't get the check Sum...
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: how do i get my License details for Alpha ES45 server.

Hi,

As per the man page for lmf, the license databases are held in /usr/var/adm/lmf.

You should be able to copy this directory to the new system.

Cheers,

Rob
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: how do i get my License details for Alpha ES45 server.

I haven't got a V5.x machine to test on at the moment, but on 4.0D, you can find the checksums in /var/adm/lmf/ldb_history, with the strings command.

# strings /var/adm/lmf/ldb_history

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob
Waelkhalil_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: how do i get my License details for Alpha ES45 server.

Thanks Rob

I'll try and send you my feedback..

Thanks for help
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: how do i get my License details for Alpha ES45 server.

> [...] ISSUE command is also available.

What was wrong with _that_ suggestion?

If you make a copy of the license data base,
and do the "issue" from the copy, you won't
even bother the real license data base.

> # strings /var/adm/lmf/ldb_history

That sounds to me like the hard way.


http://h30097.www3.hp.com/docs/pub_page/doc_list.html
http://h30097.www3.hp.com/docs/pub_page/V51A_DOCS/V51A_DOCLIST.HTM
http://h30097.www3.hp.com/docs/base_doc/DOCUMENTATION/V51A_HTML/REF_LIB.HTM
http://h30097.www3.hp.com/docs/base_doc/DOCUMENTATION/V51A_HTML/MAN/INDEXES/INDEX_L.HTM
http://h30097.www3.hp.com/docs/base_doc/DOCUMENTATION/V51A_HTML/MAN/MAN8/0216____.HTM

[...]
issue file product [ producer [ authorization ] ]
Issues a reconstructed PAK for the product and removes the license from
the kernel cache and the License Database. LMF writes the reconstructed
PAK to the file you specify in the file argument.
[...]
Waelkhalil_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: how do i get my License details for Alpha ES45 server.

Rob

I tried it on V.4f it works, and also on v.5.1B

Thanks very much for help Rob
J.G.D. van Zonneveld
Occasional Visitor

Re: how do i get my License details for Alpha ES45 server.

lmf issue file product [ producer [ authorization ] ]
Issues a reconstructed PAK for the product and removes the license
from the kernel cache and the License Database. LMF writes the
reconstructed PAK to the file you specify in the file argument.

You can use the reconstructed PAK with the register - < file
command to transfer a license from one system to another.