Chapter 5. License Requirements

The licensing used for TMF on IRIX and SGI ProPack 4 is based on the FLEXlm product from Macrovision Corporation. For TMF on SGI ProPack 5, the licensing is based the SGI License Key (LK) software.

This chapter discusses the following:

FLEXlm Licensing on IRIX and SGI ProPack 4

This section discusses TMF licensing on IRIX and SGI ProPack 4:

Gathering the Host Information for IRIX and SGI ProPack 4

When you order TMF, you will receive an entitlement ID. You must submit the system host ID, host name, and entitlement ID when requesting your permanent TMF license key.

To obtain the host information for an IRIX or SGI ProPack 4 server, execute the following command, execute the following FLEXlm command:

/usr/sbin/lmhostid

This command displays the FLEXlm host identifier, as shown in the following example:

% /usr/sbin/lmhostid
lmhostid - Copyright (c) 1989-2004 by Macrovision Corporation. All rights reserved.
The FLEXlm host ID of this machine is "690c9f5c"

When you are asked for the license manager host identifier, provide this FLEXlm host identifier.

For more information, see the FLEXlm End User Manual , which provides detailed information on using and administering software licenses.

Obtaining the License Keys for IRIX and SGI ProPack 4

To obtain your TMF license key, see information provided in your customer letter and the following web page:

http://www.sgi.com/support/licensing

Installing the License Keys on IRIX and SGI ProPack 4

For IRIX and SGI ProPack 4 servers, you will install the license keys in the following location:

/var/flexlm/license.dat

Do the following:

  1. Create the /var/flexlm license key directory if necessary.

    For example:

    # mkdir -p /var/flexlm

  2. Copy the key to the license.dat file.

LK Licensing on SGI ProPack 5

This section discusses TMF licensing on SGI ProPack servers:

Gathering the Host Information for SGI ProPack 5

When you order TMF, you will receive an entitlement ID. You must submit the system host ID, host name, and entitlement ID when requesting your permanent TMF license key.

To obtain the host information for an SGI ProPack 5 server, execute the following command (assuming that the LK rpm from SGI ProPack has been installed):

/usr/sbin/lk_hostid

For example, the following shows that the serial number is N0000302 and the license ID is e000012e:

[root@linux64 root]# /usr/sbin/lk_hostid

N0000302 e000012e socket=16 core=16 processor=16

Obtaining the License Key from SGI for SGI ProPack 5

To obtain your TMF license key, see information provided in your customer letter and the following web page:

http://www.sgi.com/support/licensing

Installing the License Key on SGI ProPack 5

For SGI ProPack 5 servers, you will install the license keys in the following location:

/etc/lk/keys.dat

Do the following:

  1. Create the /etc/lk license key directory if necessary. For example:

    [root@linux cdrom]# mkdir -p /etc/lk

  2. Copy the key to the keys.dat file.