Setting up the iFOR/LS "floating" license includes five major steps:
glbd - Global Location Broker Daemon llbd - Local Location Broker Daemon i4glbcd - iFOR/LS Global Location Broker Cleanup Daemon i4lmd - iFOR/LS License Management Daemon monitord - Login License Request DaemonAll 5 of these daemons run on the server, while only monitord is necessary on the client.
NOTE: You may be shown a warning stating that certain daemons need to be shut down before proceeding.
From a License Management point of view, you can choose to configure this system as:Choose option 3.
NOTE: Under AIX 4.3.0 and 4.3.1, the following two messages will appear later on in the configuration. You will want to use the same answers given here.
Do you want this system to be a Nodelock License Server too?If this machine is going to be used to serve software licenses, answer yes to this question. Otherwise, answer no.
Do you want to disable remote administration of this Network License Server?Answer yes.
You have to choose now which mechanism must be enabled to locate this License Server:Choose option 1.
You may see a message indicating there is already a database initialized for gldb. This usually means you have already been through this process. If you are sure you want to wipe the old information, you can answer "no" and start a new database.
You will be shown a menu of options:
1) Show all available cells. 2) Choose the Default cell for this system. 3) Create a new alternate cell for this system. 4) Join an existing alternate cell for this system. 5) Quit (continue with configuration at a later time).If you are setting up your machine in a new alternate cell, choose option 3.
If you intend to join an alternate cell that has already been established, choose option 4. (You may need to choose option 1 first to get a list of alternate cells.)
Choose the desired Server(s) logging levelChoose option 1.
The default Log file(s) path is /var/ifor Enter blank to accept default or specify a new path:Typically it is best to go with the default values, but you can specify an alternate location if you wish.
Do you want to modify the list of remote License Servers this system can connect to in direct binding mode (both for Administration purposes and for working as Network License Client) ?Answer no.
Do you want the License Server(s) to automatically start on this system at boot time?Answer yes.
Do you want to continue?Answer yes.
Start License Server(s) now?Answer yes.
NOTE: The servers must be running in order to proceed to the next step.
You should then see messages indicating the startup of the necessary daemons.
AIX Version for License RegistrationPress F4 and select the version of AIX you want to add licenses for (4.3.1 falls under 4.3, 4.2.1 falls under 4.2, and so on).
Number of Licenses to InstallEnter the number of licenses you want to allot to this version.
NOTE: You may be shown a warning stating that certain daemons need to be shut down before proceeding. Answer yes to the question.
From a License Management point of view, you can choose to configure this system as:Choose option 1.
You have to choose now which mechanism must be enabled to locate this License Server(s).Choose option 1.
Your system is currently assigned to the Default cell. Do you wish to remain in this cell your system is currently assigned to?Answer No.
Please type [d] (to join the default cell) enter for a list of available cells.Press enter.
Please enter Alternate Cell number [1,2,.?]:Specify the number that matches up with the server you just configured.
Direct Binding managing.Choose option 1.
Please specify the Central Registry License Server name:Leave blank and press enter. You will receive a warning message.
Do you want to continue? [y,n]Answer yes.
Execute chlicense -fon to turn on floating licenses.
NOTE: The default behavior of every AIX 4 client is to request an AIX 4.1 license.
If you want your 4.3 client to request a 4.3 license, you must start monitord with the flag -v 4.3.
To restart the monitord process you can do the following:
To automate this process, you can edit the monitord entry in /etc/inittab to appear as follows:
monitord:2:once:/usr/sbin/monitord -v 4.3 >/dev/console 2>&1
AIX User License [4.x];
[ Doc Ref: 91201133914580 Publish Date: May. 05, 2000 4FAX Ref: none ]