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Veritas Volume Manager/Cluster License Keys

I Just got a time to write about my all time favourite product “veritas”. This post is all about veritas volume manager and Veritas cluster licensing. These products will be mostly used on Enterprise computing environment and it provides great on-line functionality for managing volumes & filesystems. This product is worth for the money but as a system administrator, we can’t bear this price for testing it in our VMware. Symantec provides option use  veritas products for 60 days trial period without installing the license keys(It also knowns as key-less installation).

Here we will some of the veritas license management commands.

1.How to install veritas product without license keys ?
   We can install veritas products without license keys using keyless installation.
 Refer:Installation of veritas cluster and volume manager

2.How to install new license keys for Veritas software ?
   Using “vxlicinst”, we can install new license keys.

#vxlicinst
Symantec License Manager vxlicinst utility version 3.02.60.007
Copyright (C) 1996-2011 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.

Enter your license key : XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-X

License key successfully installed for VERITAS Cluster Server
#

3.How to remove veritas keyless licensing feature ?
   We can remove the keyless licensing feature using vxkeyless command.

#vxkeyless set NONE
The following changes will take effect.
  Remove: SF Standard Edition with Cluster Server
Continue (y/n)? y
node2#


4.Where the veritas license keys will be stored ?
   All the veritas license keys will be stored in “/etc/vx/licenses/lic”.

#cd /etc/vx/licenses/lic
#ls -lrt
total 12
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root           1 Sep 13 22:05 XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-X.vxlic
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root           1 Sep 13 22:06 XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-X.vxlic
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root           1 Sep 14 00:49 XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-X.vxlic
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root           1 Sep 14 00:49 XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-X.vxlic
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root           1 Sep 14 00:49 XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-X.vxlic
#


5.How to complete veritas licensing information ?
   Using “vxlicrep”,we can get all licensing information.

#vxlicrep
Symantec License Manager vxlicrep utility version 3.02.60.007
Copyright (C) 1996-2011 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.

Creating a report on all VERITAS products installed on this system
 -----------------***********************-----------------
   License Key                         =XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-X
   Product Name                        = VERITAS Volume Manager
   Serial Number                       = 34876
   License Type                        = PERMANENT
   OEM ID                              = 2006
   Site License                        = YES
   Point Product                       = YES

 Features :=
   Storage Expert                      = Enabled
   VxVM                                = Enabled
   CPU Count                           = Not Restricted
   PGR                                 = Enabled
   Platform                            = un-used
   Version                             = 6.0
   Maximum number of volumes           = Not Restricted
   DMP Native Support                  = Enabled

 -----------------***********************-----------------
   License Key                         =XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-X
   Product Name                        = VERITAS Cluster Server
   Serial Number                       = 34876
   License Type                        = PERMANENT
   OEM ID                              = 2006
   Site License                        = YES
   Point Product                       = YES

 Features :=
   Platform                            = Unused
   Version                             = 6.0
   Tier                                = Unused
   Reserved                            = 0
   Mode                                = VCS
   CPU_TIER                            = 0
#


6.To display the complete product keywords

#vxkeyless  displayall
Product                  Description
SFBASIC                  Storage Foundation Basic Edition
SFBASIC_EVAL             Storage Foundation Basic Edition (EVALUATION only)
SFSTD                    Storage Foundation Standard Edition
SFSTD_EVAL               Storage Foundation Standard Edition (EVALUATION only)
SFSTD_VR                 Storage Foundation Standard Edition with VR
SFSTD_VR_EVAL            Storage Foundation Standard Edition with VR (EVALUATION only)
SFSTD_VFR                Storage Foundation Standard Edition with VFR
SFSTD_VFR_EVAL           Storage Foundation Standard Edition with VFR (EVALUATION only)
SFENT                    Storage Foundation Enterprise Edition
SFENT_EVAL               Storage Foundation Enterprise Edition (EVALUATION only)
SFENT_VR                 Storage Foundation Enterprise Edition with VR
SFENT_VR_EVAL            Storage Foundation Enterprise Edition with VR (EVALUATION only)
SFENT_VFR                Storage Foundation Enterprise Edition with VFR
SFENT_VFR_EVAL           Storage Foundation Enterprise Edition with VFR (EVALUATION only)
VCS                      Cluster Server
VCS_EVAL                 Cluster Server (EVALUATION only)


7.To list the short summary of licensing with valid license keys.

#vxlicrep -si
Symantec License Manager vxlicrep utility version 3.02.60.007
Copyright (C) 1996-2011 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.

Creating a report on all VERITAS products installed on this system
   License Key                         =XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-X
   Product Name                        = VERITAS Volume Manager
   License Type                        = PERMANENT

   License Key                         =XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-X
   Product Name                        = VERITAS Cluster Server
   License Type                        = PERMANENT
#


8.To list the product features ,

#vxdctl license
All features are available:
 Mirroring
 Root Mirroring
 Concatenation
 Disk-spanning
 Striping
 RAID-5
 VxSmartSync
 DMP (multipath enabled)
 DMP Native Support
#


9.To check the specific features for specific license keys ,

#vxlictest -f FASTRESYNC -k XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-X
FASTRESYNC feature is licensed
#
#vxlictest -f "Cross-platform Data Sharing" -k XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-X
Cross-platform Data Sharing feature is licensed
#


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