SFBASIC 5.1 keyless licensing activated when installing the product

Article:TECH128466  |  Created: 2010-01-06  |  Updated: 2010-01-26  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH128466
Article Type
Technical Solution

Product(s)

Environment

Issue



SFBASIC 5.1 keyless licensing activated when installing the product

Error



Apr 6 14:24:05 vxvm:vxconfigd: WARNING V-365-1-1 This host is not entitled to run Veritas Storage Foundation/Veritas Cluster Server.
As set forth in the End User License Agreement (EULA) you must complete one of the two options set forth below.

Solution




Following the SFBASIC 5.1 installation, the user may see the following nagware messages:

VxVM sysboot INFO V-5-2-3390 Starting restore daemon...
Apr  6 14:24:05 vxvm:vxconfigd: WARNING V-365-1-1 This host is not entitled to run Veritas Storage Foundation/Veritas Cluster Server.
As set forth in the End User License Agreement (EULA) you must complete one of the two options set forth below. To comply with this condition of the EULA and stop logging of this message, you have 60 days to either:
- make this host managed by a Management Server (see http://go.symantec.com/sfhakeyless for details and free download), or
- add a valid license key matching the functionality in use on this host using the command 'vxlicinst' and validate using the command 'vxkeyless set NONE


The limitations for using SF Basic 5.1 with keyless license:
Note: This free version is limited to 4 user-data volumes, and/or 4 user-data file systems, and/or 2 processor sockets in a single physical system.
If the use of the SF Basic 5.1 goes beyond the limitations listed above, then a valid license keys will be required.



SF 5.1 CPI Interface

When the user is prompted to license the SFBASIC components, they are NOT presented with an applicable option for a SFBASIC deployment:

<snippet>

    1)  Enter a valid license key                                                               <<< This should not be applicable to SF Basic installations
    2)  Enable keyless licensing and complete system licensing later         <<< This should not be applicable to SF Basic installations

<snippet>


Steps to reverse the keyless activation


Once the SFBASIC installation has finished, run the following commands to turn off the keyless activation and manual license the SFBASIC deployment :

Solaris based example
1.] To deactivate the keyless functionality

# ./vxkeyless set NONE
The following changes will take effect.
 Remove: Storage Foundation Basic Edition
Continue (y/n)? y

2.] Official SFBASIC license for Solaris (sparc)

# vxlicinst -k IEZH-I6ZX-KDYE-6PA6-J3PP-TOCP-NCP

Symantec License Manager vxlicinst utility version 3.02.34.0
Copyright (C) 1996-2008 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.

License key successfully installed for VERITAS Storage Foundation Basic
License key successfully installed for VERITAS Volume Manager
License key successfully installed for VERITAS File System





CPI Installation test summary



# pwd
/SF_BASIC/dvd3_sfb-sol_sparc

# ./installer

Symantec Product                                 Version Installed  Licensed
==============================================================================
Symantec Licensing Utilities (VRTSvlic) are not installed due to which products and licenses are not discovered.
Use the menu below to continue.

Task Menu:
   P) Perform a Pre-Installation Check         I) Install a Product
   C) Configure an Installed Product           G) Upgrade a Product
   L) License a Product                        U) Uninstall a Product
   D) View a Product Description               S) Start a Product
   R) View Product Requirements                X) Stop a Product
   Q) Quit                                     ?) Help
Enter a Task: [P,I,C,G,L,U,D,S,R,X,Q,?] I

----------- Next screen

Storage Foundation Basic (SF) is the only product available for installation

Do you agree with the terms of the End User License Agreement as specified in the EULA.pdf file present on media? [y,n,q,?] y

----------- Next screen

                                                  Storage Foundation Basic 5.1 Install Program

    1)  Install minimal required Storage Foundation Basic packages - 306 MB required
    2)  Install recommended Storage Foundation Basic packages - 470 MB required
    3)  Install all Storage Foundation Basic packages - 586 MB required
    4)  Display packages to be installed for each option

Select the packages to be installed on all systems? [1-4,q,?] (2) 1

Note that the minimal package set does not include managed host software for the Central Management Server, a requirement for keyless
licensing. The VRTSsfmh package must be installed separately if you select the minimal package set and also choose to enable keyless licensing.

Are you sure you would like to install the minimal package set? [y,n,q] (y) y

Enter the Solaris Sparc system names separated by spaces: [q,?] (rdgv240sol13)

----------- Next screen

                                                  Storage Foundation Basic 5.1 Install Program
                                                                   rdgv240sol13
The following Storage Foundation Basic packages will be installed on all systems:
VRTSvlic          Veritas Licensing
VRTSperl          Veritas Perl 5.10.0 Redistribution
VRTSvxvm          Veritas Volume Manager Binaries
VRTSaslapm        Volume Manager - ASL/APM
VRTSvxfs          Veritas File System
Press [Enter] to continue:

A copy of a previous VM configuration is present on the system rdgv240sol13.
Do you want to restore and reuse the previous VM configuration of system rdgv240sol13 [y,n,q,?] (y) n

----------- Next screen

                                                  Storage Foundation Basic 5.1 Install Program
                                                                   rdgv240sol13
To comply with the terms of Symantec's End User License Agreement, you have 60 days to either:
* Enter a valid license key matching the functionality in use on the systems
* Enable keyless licensing and manage the systems with a Management Server.  For more details visit http://go.symantec.com/sfhakeyless.  The product is fully functional during these 60 days.

    1)  Enter a valid license key
    2)  Enable keyless licensing and complete system licensing later

How would you like to license the systems? [1-2,q] (2)

                                                  Storage Foundation Basic 5.1 Install Program
                                                                   rdgv240sol13

Storage Foundation Basic Startup completed successfully
Would you like to send the information about this installation to Symantec to help improve installation in the future? [y,n,q,?] (y)


Storage Foundation Basic Startup completed successfully
Would you like to send the information about this installation to Symantec to help improve installation in the future? [y,n,q,?] (y)
Upload completed successfully


If the keyless functionality is deactivated, then NO product features will be available for use.

# ./vxkeyless set NONE
The following changes will take effect.
 Remove: Storage Foundation Basic Edition
Continue (y/n)? y

# vxdctl license
No licensed features are available

How to activate the keyless functionality until a SFBASIC key can be provided:


1.] How to enable the SFBASIC keyless functionality

# ./vxkeyless set SFBASIC
The following changes will take effect.
 Add: Storage Foundation Basic Edition


2.] How to validate the keyless functionality has been licensed

# ./vxkeyless -v display
Product  Description
SFBASIC  Storage Foundation Basic Edition





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348469


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH128466


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