5.11 Format of a license entry

A license entry has a specific format that specifies the feature, version, and expiry date.

A node-locked or floating license has one of the following formats:
INCREMENT feature armlmd version expiry_date
UPGRADE feature armlmd version expiry_date
The fields are:
feature
The name of the licensed feature.
version
The version number of the licensed feature This can have one of the following formats:
a.b
a.byyyymm
Where:
a
major version number of the licensed feature
b
minor version number of the licensed feature
yyyy
year
mm
month number.
For example, 1.0201011 indicates that support for the license feature in version 1.0 expires in November 2010.
Typically used if you have a Service and Maintenance (S&M) agreement that limits the period you are allowed to install and use patches.
expiry_date
The date that the license expires for the specified feature, and has one of the following values:
  • permanent.
  • dd-mmm-yyyy, for example 31-May-2012.
This determines the type of license.
The date embedded into the version controls your entitlement to patches, whereas the expiry_date field limits your ability to use the tools.
Related concepts
1.4 Node-locked license scheme
1.5 Floating license scheme
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