Managing SFW HA licenses

Article:HOWTO66005  |  Created: 2012-01-25  |  Updated: 2012-01-26  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO66005
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Managing SFW HA licenses

Product: SFW HA

Platform: Windows

Version: 6.0

After you have installed SFW or SFW HA, you may need to manage the product licenses to add or remove the product options.

You can manage your licenses by performing any of the following tasks:

  • Changing the license type that you had selected during the installation.

    You can change the type of license you had selected during the installation.

    For the Keyless license type, all the product options are enabled by default. You can choose to clear the options that you do not intend to use.

    For the User entered license key, the product options available are based on the licenses you enter.

  • Adding or removing the license keys.

    You can add or remove the license keys only if the license type selected is "User entered license key".

Note the following points before you begin to manage the licenses:

  • You cannot manage licenses on a system that runs Server Core operating system. To manage licenses on these systems you must uninstall the product and then install it again using the new licenses.

  • You can manage the licenses on the local system only.

  • You can manage the licenses only if you have installed the server components.

To manage licenses

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel and click Programs and Features.

  2. Select the option for Veritas Storage Foundation.

    For example, for SFW HA select Veritas Storage Foundation HA 6.0 for Windows and the click Change.

  3. On the Mode Selection panel, select Add or Remove and then click Next.

  4. On the System Selection panel, the wizard performs the verification checks and displays the applicable installation and product options. In case the verification checks have failed, review the details and rectify the issue. Before you choose to proceed with the installation click Re-verify to re-initiate the verification checks.

    Note that the wizard enables you to proceed only if the verification checks are passed.

    To manage the licenses, perform any of the following applicable task:

    • To change the license type, select the required license type from the License key drop-down list.

      If you change your license type to "Keyless", all the available product options appear and are selected by default. Clear the selection for the product options that you do not intend to use and then proceed through step 7.

      If you change your license type to "User entered license key", the License Details panel appears by default. Proceed through step 5 to add the license keys.

    • To add or remove the licenses, click Edit.

  5. On the License Details panel, enter the license key and then click Add.

    Repeat the step to add multiple licenses for the various product options you want to use.

    The wizard validates the entered license keys and displays the relevant error if the validation fails.

  6. On the License Details panel, click Ok.

    The wizard displays the applicable installation and product options on the System Selection panel.

  7. On the System Selection panel, select or clear the required product options and then click Next.

    The wizard performs the verification checks and proceeds to the Pre-install Summary panel. In case the verification checks have failed, review the details and rectify the issue. Before you choose to proceed with the installation click Re-verify to re-initiate the verification checks.

    Note that the wizard proceeds only if the verification checks are passed.

  8. On the Pre-install Summary panel, review the summary and click Next.

    Note that the Automatically reboot systems after installer completes operation check box is selected by default. This will reboot all the selected remote systems immediately after the installation is complete on the respective system. If you do not want the wizard to initiate this auto reboot, clear the selection of Automatically reboot systems after installer completes operation check box.

  9. On the Installation panel, review the progress of installation and click Next after the installation is complete.

    If an installation is not successful, the status screen shows a failed installation. Refer to the Post-install summary for more details. Rectify the issue and then proceed to re-install the component.

  10. On the Post-install Summary panel, review the installation result and click Next.

    If the installation has failed, refer to the log file for details.

  11. On the Finish panel, click Finish.

    If you had chosen to initiate the auto reboot, a confirmation message to reboot the local system appears. Click Yes to reboot immediately or No to reboot later.

    In case you had not selected to initiate the auto reboot, ensure that you manually reboot these systems.

    Note:

    If you make any changes to the licenses, the changes take effect when the vxsvc service starts again. If remove all the licenses, the vxsvc service fails to start and the service recovery options are changed to "Take No Action". To start the service you must enter the licenses and then manually start the service and change the service recovery option to "Restart the Service".


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