Chapter 6. FLEXlm License Requirements

The software licensing used by NQE is based on the FLEXlm product from GLOBEtrotter Software, Inc. For all supported platforms, a FLEXlm license is required to use NQE.


Note: A FLEXlm license is not required for Cray PVP systems running UNICOS that will run only the NQE subset (NQS and FTA components).

For all systems except UNICOS and UNICOS/mk systems, NQE includes a temporary license so that you may install and use NQE on a temporary basis; you must get a permanent NQE license and restart NQE 3.3 once you have that license.


Note: If you have a new UNICOS or UNICOS/mk system that was delivered with NQE preinstalled, the FLEXlm license included with your NQE 3.3 release may be a temporary license. If it is only a temporary license, you must order and install your permanent NQE license and then restart NQE 3.3.


This chapter describes the following:

For more information on FLEXlm, access the World Wide Web page for GLOBEtrotter Software, Inc., at the following URL:

http://www.globetrotter.com

Also, you may order the Flexible License Manager End User Manual from GLOBEtrotter Software, Inc., or from the Cray Research Distribution Center.

NQE Licensing Type

NQE 3.3 uses only server licenses. A server license regulates the number of NQS server nodes allowed to run requests. The server license specifies 0 (unlimited) users, but it is issued to a specific TCP/IP host name or hardware serial number. You must have a server license for each NQS server node in your system.

Where to Place Your NQE license.dat File

You should place your NQE license.dat file in the /nqebase/etc directory on all NQS server nodes. You do not need to place this file on systems that have only NQE clients.

You will need to know the TCP/IP host name and the host ID of each server. To display the host ID, execute the following command on each server:

# /nqebase/bin/lmutil lmhostid


Note: : You can combine your NQE license.dat file with FLEXlm license files from other vendors. If you merge the NQE license.dat file into another license.dat file, or if you change the location of it, you must manually edit the nqeinfo file and change the NQE_FLEXLM_LIC_FILE variable to point to the new location. The NQE_FLEXLM_LIC_FILE variable cannot be changed using the NQE configuration utility (nqeconfig(8)).

If you have questions about your NQE license.dat file, contact your NQE customer service representative (see the NQE Release Overview, publication RO-5237, or the cs_support(7) man page).

license.dat File Example

The license.dat file in the following example lets NQE users run requests on one NQE server. Note the following in the example: x.xxx is the NQE version, 690ab753 is the lmhostid of the NQE server for which the license is intended; some of the lines in the example file are longer than 80 characters and may wrap on your screen; and lines that start with a # are comments.

# ++++ Start of the license file >>>>
#>
FEATURE nqe_fl craylmd x.xxx dd-mm-yy 50 3CA29267F7F7CF06DF66 "nqe_connections" ANY
FEATURE nqe_nl craylmd x.xxx dd-mm-yy 0 FC42125756DC8961AAB2 "nqe_server" 690ab753
FEATURE fta_nl craylmd x.xxx dd-mm-yy 0 2CC2724776DF7672B760 "fta_client" 690ab753

Ordering Your Permanent NQE FLEXlm License


Note: If you have a new UNICOS or UNICOS/mk system that was delivered with NQE preinstalled, the FLEXlm license included with your NQE 3.3 release may be a temporary license. If it is only a temporary license, you must order and install your permanent NQE license and then restart NQE 3.3. All other customers running NQE on a UNICOS or UNICOS/mk system do not need to order a permanent NQE FLEXlm license key.

You can get a permanent key through the World Wide Web (WWW) by going to this URL:

 http://www.cray.com/cgi-bin/keys/key_request

You can also get a permanent key by faxing the following information to the Minnesota Distribution Center (MDC) Order Desk at (612) 452-0141 or by e-mailing the following information to the MDC Order Desk at [email protected]:

Contact Name:
Company Name:
Address:
City:
State/Province:
Zip/Postal Code:
Country:
Main Phone:
Fax:
Company URL:
E-mail address:
Hardware type:
Entitlement ID:
lmhostid (comma separated list):


Note: Your Entitlement ID is a randomly generated number that was sent with your NQE software package. Your Entitlement ID allows you to get a permanent license.

Customers with valid NQE 3.2 FLEXlm licenses do not need new licenses for the NQE 3.3 release.

The information provided in the following sections will help you complete the electronic SGI/Cray permanent FLEXlm key request form on the WWW.

NQE Nodes

You will need to provide the NQE node machine host name(s) (uname -n command) and host ID(s) (/nqebase/bin/lmutil lmhostid command) for each NQE node.

Also, provide your machine type (for example, Sun SS1000) and operating system level (for example, Solaris 2.5) for each host name/host ID specified.

Registering Your Software

After you have requested a license key either through the WWW, Fax, or E-mail, you will receive a response within 24 hours, excluding weekends and holidays. Your 30-day warranty period will start the day you obtain the license file. For further information, contact your local support or sales representative.