Data Explorer uses the NetLS licensing system from Gradient Technologies, Inc., to manage the two types of licenses available with Data Explorer:
This license program is restricted to the machine matching the node identifier for which a license was acquired. All version 1 basic one-time charge licenses are considered node-locked licenses. Please note that this type of license does NOT require the installation of the NetLS license server software included with Data Explorer.
Floating (or concurrent use) license
This license can be used by any supported workstation on the network as long as the maximum number of concurrent Data Explorer users does not exceed the number of purchased floating licenses. Floating (or concurrent use) license installations require that a NetLS license server run somewhere in the network. If your network does not currently run a license server, see Chapter 15. "Installing a NetLS License Server". Under a floating license, IBM waives the requirement that customers notify IBM of change in designated machine. When this program does not operate under the control of NetLS, normal customer notification of change in designated machine rules apply. For more information on the licensing software, please refer to the Gradient documentation that is provided with the Data Explorer installation kit.
Both node-locked and floating licenses require that IBM be provided with a unique workstation identifier. Identifiers are generated by the NodeID script located in the bin directory of the Data Explorer installation directory tree (e.g. /usr/lpp/dx/bin/NodeID). This identifier is provided at the end of a successful installation. License type specifics are covered in the following sections.
When ordering license keys for Data Explorer SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processing), the product ID which you should provide to IBM software registration is . Providing this product number will result in two keys being issued for each license request: one key for product ID , which enables uniprocessor operation, and a second key for ID , which enables SMP functionality. Both of these keys must be installed before Data Explorer SMP will be fully functional.
To enable Data Explorer with a node-locked license:
For the IRIX operating system both the Vendor ID and the Product Password must be placed in the file:
The Vendor ID and the Product Password must appear on the same line with the Vendor ID placed first and a space between them. For example,
Additional information on editing the nodelock file can be found on page 31 of Gradient's Managing Software Products with the Network License System included with your Data Explorer package.
To set up a floating (or concurrent use) license, you must have a license server running within your network. If you do not have a license server running, see Chapter 15. "Installing a NetLS License Server".
Once you have a NetLS license server running within your network, you should:
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