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How to configure Rational License Key Server (RLKS) to log information in append mode.

Technote (troubleshooting)


The RLKS log file gets overwritten when the Rational License Key Server is restarted from the License Key Administrator (LKAD), Rational License Key Server Administration and Reporting tool, or lmtools.exe.


RLKS is not configured to append the log file.

Diagnosing the problem

The license server log file gets overwritten after every RLKS restart. This causes a loss of log data.

Resolving the problem

Steps to configure RLKS to log in append mode:

1. Create a new 'options' file (ibmratl.opt), or open an existing one.
2. Add the following line in ibmratl.opt file.
DEBUGLOG +logFile_location.
example :
(DEBUGLOG +C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\RationalRLKS\common\lmgrd.log)

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational License Key Server Option Files AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.4

Document information

More support for: Rational License Key Server
Rational License Key Server

Software version: 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.4

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1648271

Modified date: 29 September 2013

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