How to pair Floating and Token Licenses on the same License server

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Question

How do you pair Floating and Token license keys on same IBM Rational License Key Server?

Cause

When there are floating and token licenses for the same product the license server sorts those licenses as described in technote 1472462: Pairing User-based and floating licenses on the same license server.

When the floating and token Licenses are generated against the same server, the licenses are automatically merged by License Key center Web site. It is recommended to generate floating licenses first and then generate token licenses.

By default the license key center adds the following sort value for all token licenses "sort=150".

This means that the floating licenses will be consumed before token licenses.
If the token licenses are to be consumed first then, the value "sort=150" can be changed to "sort=75" manually.

If there are multiple versions of the same product which are requesting licenses then we need to create a Group to avoid License check out errors.


Answer

Procedure:


Create an options file with name ibmratl.opt so that Groups are defined to pick floating and token license keys respectively. Groups can either be based on username of the application or Hostname of the machines where the application is accessed.

For Example:

IBM Rational ClearCase can pickup token licenses only after version 7.1.2. If there are ClearCase 7.0 clients which try to pickup token licenses, then there can be several errors in the log file.

Contents of ibmratl.opt file. Only one of the following rules have to be entered.


Rule : Exclude ClearCase 7.1.2 hosts from picking up floating licenses

HOST_GROUP CC712hosts host1 host2 host3
EXCLUDE ClearCase:VERSION=1.00000 HOST_GROUP CC712hosts

OR

Rule : Exclude ClearCase 7.1.2 users from picking up floating licenses

GROUP CC712users user1 user2 user3
EXCLUDE ClearCase:VERSION=1.00000 GROUP CC712users

OR

Rule : Exclude ClearCase 7.0 hosts from picking up token licenses

HOST_GROUP CC7hosts host1 host2 host3
EXCLUDE ClearCase:1.000002 HOST_GROUP CC7hosts

OR

Rule 4 : Exclude ClearCase 7.0 users from picking up token licenses

GROUP CC7users user1 user2 user3
EXCLUDE ClearCase:1.000002 GROUP CC7users

Following are the contents of the License file

SERVER Hostname DISK_SERIAL_NUM=AB12CD34 27000
VENDOR ibmratl
OPTIONS="C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\RationalRLKS\common\ibmratl.opt"

INCREMENT ClearCase rational 1.00000 21-dec-2012 10 123456789ABC \
VENDOR_STRING="0|Floating|0| ClearCase:1.0" DUP_GROUP=U \
vendor_info="0|IBM Rational ClearCase Floating License Key \
(FLEXlm license manager)|0" ISSUED=21-feb-2000 NOTICE="Sales \
Order Number: "No Company" ck=106 SN=654321

INCREMENT ClearCase rational 1.000002 21-dec-2012 1 ABCEF1234567 \
VENDOR_STRING=0|Floating|0|0:t,TLSTOK,2.0,ClearCase,5:CLEARCASE \
OVERDRAFT=0 sort=150 DUP_GROUP=U ISSUED=22-Jan-2011

INCREMENT TLSTOK ibmratl 2.0 21-dec-2012 100 vendor_info="0|IBM \
Rational Main Token Feature|0" ISSUED=22-Jan-2011 \
NOTICE="Sales Order Number:Tokens - No Company \
AUTH={ rational=( LK=722EE4F735CA) ibmratl=( SIGN="XXXX \
XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX \
XXXX XXXX") telelogic=( LK=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX SIGN2="XXXX \
XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX \
XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX \
XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX") }


The above configuration will ensure that ClearCase 7.1.2 clients only pickup token licenses and ClearCase 7.0 Clients pickup only floating licenses


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Document information


More support for:

Rational License Key Server
Configuration

Software version:

8.1.1, 8.1.1.1, 8.1.1.2, 8.1.1.3, 8.1.1.4, 8.1.1.5, 8.1.1.6, 8.1.2, 8.1.2.1, 8.1.2.2, 8.1.3

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1625789

Modified date:

2013-02-25

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