When you purchase a product from us, or when we send you a new release of a product, you receive a permanent authorization code . Here we describe how to determine the information you must give us in order to receive a permanent authorization code and how to determine if the permanent authorization code you have received is correct for your installation.
The overwhelming majority of licenses purchased from us are System Wide Licenses. The other possibility, a Partition Only License, is described at the end of this section. For a System Wide License, the permanent authorization code is specific to a Serial Number, a Processor Group, and our product's Release. For a Partition Only License, the permanent authorization code is specific to a Serial Number, a Partition ID Number, the partition's Maximum Processor Capacity, and our product's Release.
|Permanent Authorization Code Data Elements|
|Element||System Wide License||Partition Only License|
In all cases, our permanent authorization code is specific to the system serial number and the release of our product. The IBM i release never makes a difference.
To determine the serial number, processor group and release of our product installed on your system, run:
WRKLICINF PRDID('2A55*') Enter
Lines 3 and 4 of the resulting panel show the serial number and processor group of your system The release is listed as License Term:
Work with License Information GUMBO5
For a Partition Only License, the permanent authorization code depends on the Partition ID Number and maximum processor capacity. How you determine the number and processor capacity of partitions on your system depends on whether or not you use HMC (Hardware Management Console) or SST (System Service Tools) to manage your hardware.
If you use HMC (Hardware Management Console):
If you use SST (System Service Tools):
Display Partition Processing Configuration
Note: A Partition only license is not valid for a machine with only one partition.
Note: Our product's algorithm checks the permanent authorization code against the Total Processors Current (aka. Assigned) value. If the maximum configured is larger than the license, the algorithm will grant usage as long as the current configured is within the license's limit, and will issue a warning.