The Sybase Software Asset Management (SySAM) is used to manage licensed Sybase products. At Sybase ASE server startup, each ASE server component checks the license file in its environment for permission to run specific features. In order for the ASE server to do this, a license manager and vendor module must be running. The LifeKeeper for Linux Sybase ASE Recovery Kit does not provide protection for the SySAM license manager. It is recommended that the license manager be configured in a redundant server system. In the redundant server system, the redundant license allows you to specify local servers as the first license server in the queue, and make remote servers available as backup license servers. The SySAM application attempts to check out a license from a license-file list, starting with the first server. If that server fails for any reason, the second server in the list is contacted, and so on. The LM_LICENSE_FILE variable must be set properly in the user profile for the redundant license server environment.

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