Mixing evaluation license keys with permanent license keys

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Can you merge evaluation license keys to permanent license file generated using IBM Rational License Key Center?


If evaluation license keys can be merged to existing permanent license file, the mix of evaluation licenses and permanent license can be managed using a single license file.


No, you cannot merge evaluation license keys with a permanent license file, as such a license file cannot function properly.

  • Evaluation keys come with host ID "ANY" and are usable on any servers
  • Permanent licenses are generated with specific server information and are only usable on that server.

However, evaluation and permanent licenses can be used on the same single license server machine by using them separately/individually without merging into a single license file.

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Rational License Key Server
Evaluation Keys

Software version:

Version Independent

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

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