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PI59456: LICENSE KEY ADMINISTRATOR TRUNCATES SOME VALID LICENSE KEYS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • EXPECTED BEHAVIOUR:
    License Key Administrator should not truncate the last line of
    the INCREMENT section in rational_perm.dat or rational_temp.dat
    
    OBSERVED BEHAVIOUR:
    License Key Administrator truncates the last line of the
    INCREMENT section included in rational_perm.dat or
    rational_temp.dat
    The INCREMENT section comes from the .upd file generated by the
    License Key Center.
    
    WORKAROUND:
    - Close License Key Administrator
    - Edit in a text editor your .upd file and the correct
    rational_*.dat file
    - Copy the entire INCREMENT section from the .upd file and paste
    it into the rational_*.dat file
    - Save the modified rational_*.dat file
    - Do not start License Key Administrator, or the issue will
    occur again
    
    STEPS to REPRODUCE:
    This issue only occurs with some license keys. With a .upd file
    affected by this issue you can recreate the problem in 2 ways:
    1) Start License Key Administrator and import the .upd file -
    and inspect the modified rational_*.dat file:
       - the last line of the INCREMENT section has been truncated
    2) Close License Key Administrator and paste the complete
    INCREMENT section into the correct rational_*.dat file
       Start License Key Administrator and inspect the modified
    rational_*.dat file:
       - the last line of the INCREMENT section has been truncated
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Any user of LKAD may encounter this issue.                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * The last line of a license file being imported is not        *
    * written by LKAD to its internal licenses files. This may     *
    * cause the license server to not server the license that had  *
    * the truncated line.                                          *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The issue has been fixed in LKAD 815.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI59456

  • Reported component name

    RATIONAL LICENS

  • Reported component ID

    5648LIC00

  • Reported release

    814

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-03-21

  • Closed date

    2017-03-15

  • Last modified date

    2017-03-15

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    RATIONAL LICENS

  • Fixed component ID

    5648LIC00

Applicable component levels

  • R814 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational License Key Server

Software version: 814

Reference #: PI59456

Modified date: 15 March 2017