Of wizards and daemons - Installing the Rational License Key Server Administration and Reporting Tool by using IBM Installation Manager
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Remember the Rational Common Licensing goings-on involving wizards and daemons that I mentioned in my last
(A recap of the context: use the Rational License Key Server Administration and Reporting Tool to remotely administer your Rational License Key Servers and generate reports on the license usage data from the license servers. The Administration and Reporting Tool uses the Rational License Key Server Administration Agent to communicate with the Rational License Key Servers.)
To install and use the Server Administration and Reporting Tool, you must install both the Server Administration Agent and the Server Administration and Reporting Tool. You must install the Server Administration Agent on all the license server machines that you want to enable for reporting. If you have more than one instance of the Rational License Key Server, you must install the Server Administration Agent on each instance of the license server that you want to remotely administer or generate reports from. You can install one or more instances of the Administration and Reporting Tool as required. To see the installation topology that I described in my previous blog post, see Where are my licenses?
Follow the steps in the roadmap to complete your installation of the Server Administration Agent and the Server Administration and Reporting Tool. Click the boxes to go to the associated text in the post.
Getting started: Obtain installation packages
If you are installing the agent and the tool to the same machine, you can install them in a single installation instance by using IBM Installation Manager. You can also install them separately. If you are installing the agent and the tool together, follow the steps in the Install the Server Administration Agent section.
Important: If you use tokens, the server type for both Jazz and non-Jazz applications must be Rational License Key Server. The Jazz License Server does not provide a token service.
During the installation of the agent, on the Configuration page, if you selected the Configure Later option, you must provide the license server information in a .properties file.
To provide the server connection and log file details:
Important: If you are using tokens, the server type (AGENT TYPE in the .properties file) for both Jazz and non-Jazz applications must be FLEX. (FLEX indicates Rational License Key Server.) The Jazz License Server does not provide a token service.
After you install the agent, install the Server Administration and Reporting Tool on the computer that you want to use to manage the server administration and reporting.
If you are using the Jazz License Server, you must enable logging of the floating license usage data. This log data is required to generate reports on floating license usage. By default, logging of the floating license data is disabled.
To enable logging of floating license usage:
After you enable logging, the floating license usage data is logged to the file specified in the Floating License Log File field. To stop logging this data, you can set the logging property to false at any time.
Start the agent to create a connection from the agent to the license server. The Server Administration and Reporting Tool connects to the agent for administration and reporting purposes.
You must start the agent on all the license server machines that you want to remotely administer and report on.
To start the agent:
On Windows: From the Start menu, select Programs > IBM > IBM RLKS Administration Agent > Start RLKS Administration Agent. A console message indicates when the server agent is started.
Tip: To stop the agent, in the same Start menu location, click Stop RLKS Administration Agent.
Starting the Server Administration and Reporting Tool
To begin using the Server Administration and Reporting Tool, you must start the tool.
To start the tool:
On Windows: From the Start menu, select Programs > IBM > IBM RLKS Server Administration and Reporting Tool > Start RLKS Server Administration and Reporting Tool. A console message indicates when the tool is started.
Tip: To stop the tool, in the same Start menu location, click Stop RLKS Server Administration and Reporting Tool.
You are now all set to start using the Server Administration and Reporting Tool. In my next post, I will describe the architecture of the tool and also explain how you can use the tool for server administration and reporting.
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The new Rational License Key Administration and Reporting tool has released! Download the tool for free today, and start reporting against your usage of IBM Rational Products.
The reporting feature of the new Rational License Key Administration and Reporting tool generate license usage reports for IBM Rational Products using Flexlm and Jazz (CLM) licensing technologies. It provides reports on the use of floating and token licenses, including:
Some of the new administration features of the tool include:
For more information on downloading, installing, configuring, and using the new Rational License Key Administration and Reporting tool, see:
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The IBM Rational License key server v8.1.3 (v11.10) was released on July 2nd 2012 , which means now you can migrate to license server v8.1.3 if you have deployed any older version of license server. You can refer below tech note to know the system requirements of license server v8.1.3
Scenario B: Migration of Telelogic License server 2.x to 8.1.3
Scenario C : Migration of Rational License server 8.1.x to 8.1.3
Note: If you move the license server to a new host , you may need to rehost the license file. You have to return the license file created for the old license server on Rational License Key center website and regenerate the new license file using the host details of the new server.
Authors: Pankaj Sharma & Karthik M
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License Borrow: Borrow If you need one, and return back at your convenience.
When making a borrow request, the user is either connected to the server over the network, or with some systems the license can be borrowed via secure file exchange between the disconnected user's system and the server. After the license has been borrowed, the user can then disconnect the computer from the network and continue to use the software for the
How to borrow is simple: Please see the step by step instructions on how to Borrow and “Early return the Borrowed Licenses
Now, if you would want to early return the borrowed license using Rational License Borrow Utility, the RCL 8.1.3 Borrow Tool has the “Return Product” button enabled and available on selecting one borrowed product from Borrowed Products table.
On Clicking on “Return Products” button by selecting one or more borrowed products, It will go ahead with the Return Early operation. Note: This is only possible from Rational License Key Server 8.1.3 onwards.
The three sceen shots below will exemplify this early return process:
Author: Saurabh Tyagi
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Regardless of the Rational products you use, licensing topics are some of the most common questions Rational Support receives.
These are the top 20 technotes for Rational Licensing that were reused during the past month to help solve your PMRs. We hope that highlighting them here will help others encountering the same or similar issues also find quick resolution: