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.

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