50 DB2 Nuggets #21 : Tech Tip - Can you apply DB2 AESE license to ESE install or vice-versa?
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The product installed was DB2 10.1 Enterprise Server Edition (ESE) as seen here below:
Customer was trying to apply the db2aese_u.lic license file which kept failing with the below error:
/home/abc>db2licm -a db2licm -a /hom
Note: Its important to provide complete path to the location of db2aese_u.lic (DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition (Authorized User Single Install option) license) or navigate to the location where DB2 license file exists and run db2licm -a command from that location as instance owner.
For more information on the licensing terms, please refer to this
The product licensed by the cert
Additional licenses may be added to a DB2 copy prior to additional product installation. The license has been successfully added but it will not be shown until the corresponding product is installed.
No action is necessary. If you subsequently install the product covered by this certificate, you do not need to re-register the license.
The reason why the LIC1450I was seen is because we were trying to apply AESE license to an ESE product (or vice-versa) which is not allowed, you can only apply ESE license to ESE product or AESE license to AESE product.
At this point I've provided the below options:
2) Install AESE in a different install path (different from ESE)
DB2 Install/Uninstall on Linux/Unix:
3) Uninstall ESE
This option is preferred if the existing instance under ESE does not have any databases under it.
Note: Backup and restore databases as applicable.
4) If you have purchased ESE license, apply ESE license so you don't have to go through the inst
Apparently, we ended up using option 4) to solve the error, the simplest option out of all, since customer figured they had ESE 10.1 bundled in an IBM Tivoli Product, which came with a Restricted DB2 ESE license (db2ese_o.lic), we've applied the ESE license successfully, the product was licensed for ESE.
/home/abc>db2licm -a db2ese_o.lic
LIC1426I This product is now licensed for use as outlined in your License Agreement. USE OF THE PRODUCT CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS OF THE IBM LICENSE AGREEMENT, LOCATED IN THE FOLLOWING DIRECTORY: "/op
DB2 Storage Opti
On a side note:
- Remove the Connect Server License using: db2licm -r db2consv
- If the DB2 Connect Server is still present in the db2licm output, rename the nodelock file
Here are the nodelock file locations for different Operating Systems:
The nodelock file could be found in the following locations: Windows XP/2003: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\IBM\DB2\<DB2 COPY Name
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