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The Rational Licensing Support Community is a great place to find more information on all things related to Rational product licensing. From forums, to wikis, to blog posts, if you are a Rational Software client and you aren't part of this community, you are likely missing out on all the great information you need to be successful using your licenses.
Just late last week Jane Balin published a blog post asking for some feedback about how you're doing! Since the licensing community is designed to help you all with every aspect of your licensing needs, we want to make sure you're getting the content to help you succeed....
... Content like Jane's second post pointing to an article on the Jazz Deployment wiki that she wrote which describes in great details the license usage reports that can be created for the CLM products (RQM, RRC, RTC) with the Rational License Key Server Administation and Reporting Tool. Check it out today!
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License Usage Order
IBM Rational products requests licenses in a specific order. In an organization we may have combination of authorized user, floating, suite, point-product licenses in the environment, it is essential that we understand the license usage order.
Now let’s try to understand the license usage order. An IBM Rational product that users IBM Rational Common Licensing will request the license in the following order.
For version 7.0 of IBM Rational products, the license key usage order has changed. In releases before 7.0, when a Suite product was being installed, the Rational License Key Administrator (LKAD) application would first try to find a license key corresponding to the Suite. If the Suite key was not available, LKAD would then look for a key corresponding to the product that was running.
The table below describes the license usage order for each IBM Rational Product that uses IBM Rational Common Licensing.
Now let’s check how to change the license usage order. Any changes made in the license usage order can be reversed to previous setting by clicking the "Restore to Defaults" in the license usage mapping window.
To change the license usage order:
The license usage order that you set on your computer is tied to your user ID. If different users log in to your computer with their own user IDs, the license usage order that you may have changed resets to the default order. The new users can set the license usage order for their user IDs. Their settings do not affect your settings.
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A new IBM Rational license key administration and reporting tool is currently under development and will be showcased at both VoiCE and Innovate this year!
Author: Jane Balin, PhD