What will you think when you have come across a word like “Atria”? A usually skylighted central area, often containing plants, in some modern buildings, especially of a public or commercial nature, or may be an open area in the center of an ancient Roman house? Absolutely correct, however an IBM Rational user may give it a different thought; let me help you understand what's so different..
Lets explore the concept of the Atria Licensing also called as classic ClearCase licensing.
IBM Rational ClearCase is a software configuration management solution that provides version control, workspace management, parallel development support, and build auditing. You can integrate Rational ClearCase with other IBM solutions, including IBM Rational Team Concert, IBM Rational ClearQuest, IBM Rational Asset Manager, and IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software.
Rational ClearCase Atria licenses uses a proprietary floating license scheme. To use ClearCase, you must obtain a license, which grants the privilege to use ClearCase on any host served by the same license server. The license server component is installed with a Rational ClearCase server installation; it cannot be installed separately or as a license server only. The full installation of ClearCase is required in order to serve out ClearCase licenses, and there is no separate license server program.
Note: ClearCase MultiSite ships with ClearCase and can be installed, but a MultiSite license is required to use this functionality.
To request new or additional ClearCase (or ClearCase MultiSite) licenses, go to Rational Support Licensing, and then select the Rational License Key Center.
Note: You will need to provide a Host ID for the server that will be used as the ClearCase license server, refer to Technote for directions on how to obtain the Host ID.
If you obtain additional licenses, review this Technote for specifics related to modifications made to the ClearCase license server.
The considerations for moving ClearCase licenses to a new server are outlined in Technote
For more information, refer to IBM Rational ClearCase Administrator's Guide -> Licensing and License Administration. If you need a soft copy, the cc_admin.pdf is available on any host with ClearCase installed located by default in:
UNIX or Linux: /opt/rational/clearcase/doc/books
Windows: C:\Program Files\Rational\ClearCase\doc\books
Now it is time to help resolve or avoid the common (ClearCase) errors in our day to day activities without relying on anyone else. You may follow the technical documentation written by experts from Rational Licensing team to save time: