Obtaining and Installing the License

SPS for Linux requires a unique license for each server. The license is a run-time license, which means that you can install SPS without it, but the license must be installed before you can successfully start and run the product.

The Installation script installs the Licensing Utilities package which obtains and displays all of the available Host IDs for your server during the initial install of your SIOS Protection Suite Software. Once your licenses have been installed the utility will return the Entitlement ID if it is available or the Host IDs if it is not.

Starting with v8.2.0 any new licenses obtained from the SIOS Technology Corp. Licensing Operations Portal will contain your Entitlement ID and will be locked to a specific node or IP address in the cluster. The Entitlement ID (Authorization Code) which was provided with your SIOS Protection Suite Software, is used to obtain the permanent license required to run the SIOS Protection Suite Software. The process is illustrated below.

Perform the following steps to obtain and install your license(s) for each server in the SPS cluster:

  1. Ensure you have your LifeKeeper Entitlement ID (Authorization Code). You should have received an email with your software containing the Entitlement ID needed to obtain the license.
  1. Obtain your licenses from the SIOS Technology Corp. Licensing Operations Portal.

a. Using the system that has internet access, log in to the SIOS Technology Corp. Licensing Operations Portal.

b. Select Manage Entitlements.

Note: If changing password, use the Profile button in the upper right corner of the display.

c. Find your Entitlement ID and select each Activation ID associated with that Entitlement ID by checking the box to the left of the line item.

d. Select the Activate tab.

e. Define the required fields and select Next.

f. Click on Add New Host to create a new host.

g. Select ANY for the Node Locked Host choice if it is available, otherwise select ETHERNET MAC ADDRESS and enter the Host ID (MAC address) without colons, click OK then click Generate.

h. Check the box to the left of the Host ID and select Generate. The Fulfillment ID will display on the License Summary screen.

i. Check the box to the left of the Fulfillment ID and select the Email License tab.

j. Enter a valid email address to send the license to and select Send.

k. Select Complete.

l. Retrieve the email(s).

m. Copy the file(s) to the appropriate system(s).

  1. Install your license(s). On each system, copy the license file(s) to /var/LifeKeeper/license, or on each system, run /opt/LifeKeeper/bin/lkkeyins and specify the filename (including full path) to the file.

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