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lmf(8)							      System Manager's Manual							    lmf(8)

NAME
lmf - License Management Facility (LMF) SYNOPSIS
/usr/sbin/lmf [-d dir] [command [argument...]] OPTIONS
Defines the directory containing the License Database file and the history file. If you do not use the -d option, the default LMF directory (/usr/var/adm/lmf) is used. The -d option allows you to have more than one License Database on your system. DESCRIPTION
The lmf utility maintains a file of registered software licenses called the License Database. The lmf utility creates the License Database from information on the Product Authorization Key (PAK) that is supplied with software products. (The PAK is a valuable proof of purchase and represents your license from Compaq to use a software product.) The lmf utility also updates the kernel cache. The kernel cache contains the active license information that is read by license-checking functions in products that provide full LMF support. The license-checking functions check that a product has a valid license before making the product available for use. For more information about LMF, see the Software License Management. LMF contains the following three types of commands: Information and general commands, which you use to monitor your licensing actions, to monitor the status of the License Database and kernel cache, and to leave LMF. License Database maintenance commands, which you use to modify the contents of the License Database Service commands, which you use to communicate with the kernel cache. These commands might have an immediate effect on users' access to licensed software. Some commands have the product, producer, or authorization arguments. Replace product, producer, and authorization with the information from the corresponding fields on your PAK. Specify the arguments exactly as they appear on the PAK. Use the producer and authorization arguments when the License Database contains more than one record for a given product name. Information and General Commands Exits from the lmf utility. You can also enter CTRL/D to leave the lmf utility. Displays the syntax of the command specified in the argu- ment list. If no command is specified, help lists all the LMF commands. Lists data from the license management history file. The history data is displayed with the most recent operations first. The history file is a record of the License Database maintenance commands (amend, cancel, delete, disable, enable, issue, modify, and register) that have been issued on your system. LMF also records the creation of a new License Database in the history file. For each maintenance command you issue, LMF records the product identity, the date and time the command was issued, and the informa- tion in the License Database that was changed. Replace length with one of the following: Displays a one-line summary of the history data for each command issued. Displays the history data for each command issued and the license as it appeared before the command was issued. The from date argument displays history data for commands issued after the specified date. You must specify the date argument in this order: day, month, year. You can use most common formats to specify the date. You do not need to use a separator between the day and the month or the month and the year. For example, the first day of July 1993 could be specified as: 1-jul-1993, 1/7/93, 010793, or 1.july.93. Displays details of the registered products on the system. If you do not supply any arguments, list displays a one-line summary of the PAK data for each product in the License Database. The full argument displays the complete license details for each product. Replace source with one of the following: Displays a summary for each product in the License Database. Displays a summary for each product in the kernel cache. Displays a summary for each product in the License Database and the kernel cache. License Database Maintenance Commands Amends the protected fields on a license. You must use this command only to register the license data from a Product Authorization Amend- ment (PAAM). The fields you can change have a colon (:) after the field name. You must make all the changes shown on the PAAM, including entering a new checksum. Changes made to fields without a colon after the field name are ignored. The editor used is the same as that used for the register command. The command does not have an immediate effect on the kernel cache. Use the load command to update the license for the product in the kernel cache. Cancels the license on the date you specify in the date argument. You can use this command to stop use of a prod- uct earlier than the date shown in the Key Termination Date field on the PAK. You can change the cancellation date more than once by reissuing the cancel command with a different date argument. You must specify the date argument in the order day, month, year. You can use most common formats to specify the date. You do not need to use a separator between the day and the month or the month and the year. For example, the first day of July 1993 could be specified as: 1-jul-1993, 1/7/93, 010793, or 1.july.93. The cancel command does not affect the kernel cache. To update the cancellation date in the kernel cache, use the load command. Deletes a license from the License Database and the kernel cache. Before you issue this command, be sure you have a record of the license either in a file on your system or in hardcopy format. Prevents a license from being loaded into the kernel cache when you issue the load or the reset command or when you start the system. The license data remains in the License Database. Enables a license to be loaded into the kernel cache when you issue the load or the reset command or when you start the system. LMF automati- cally enables a license when you register it. Issues a reconstructed PAK for the product and removes the license from the kernel cache and the License Database. LMF writes the reconstructed PAK to the file you specify in the file argument. You can use the reconstructed PAK with the register - < file command to transfer a license from one system to another. Modifies the unprotected fields on a license. You can modify only the Comments field and, if the license has the MOD_UNITS Key Option, the Number of Units field. LMF ignores changes to fields other than Comments or Number of Units. LMF invokes an editor as defined by the EDITOR environment variable. If the environment variable is undefined, LMF invokes the vi editor. The modify command does not affect the kernel cache. To update the data in the kernel cache, use the load command. Registers data from a PAK in the License Database. If you specify no arguments, the command displays a template that includes the fields that occur on the PAK. LMF invokes an editor so that you can add the license data to the appropriate fields. The utility invokes an editor as defined by the EDITOR environment variable. If the environment variable is undefined, the utility invokes the vi editor. When you leave the editor, LMF scans the completed template to make sure you entered the license data correctly. If you entered data incor- rectly, LMF displays the appropriate error message and gives you an opportunity to reenter the editor and correct any mistakes. Replace input with one of the following: Displays a copy of the file specified and invokes an editor so you can fill in any addi- tional license details before registering the license data in the License Database. Registers license data directly from standard input to the License Database. Use the register file command to register license data from a file on your system that contains a partially complete PAK. When you finish editing the license data, LMF scans the file and gives you the opportunity to correct any mistakes. Use the register - command to register license data directly from standard input. Service Commands Loads enough license units into the kernel cache to enable use of the product by the number of users specified. The number of license units required for the specified number of users is calculated by LMF. You must register the appropriate number of units in the License Database before you issue the load command. If you specify zero (0) as the users argument, all the license units for the product are loaded into the kernel cache. If the prod- uct is Availability Licensed, you must always specify zero (0) as the users argument. Copies the license details for all enabled products from the License Database to the kernel cache. Unloads enough license units from the kernel cache to reduce the use of the product by the number of users specified. The number of license units required for the specified number of users is calculated by LMF. After you have issued the command, any existing users of the product are allowed to finish using it before the new limit is imposed. If you specify zero (0) as the users argument, all the license units for the product are removed from the kernel cache. If the prod- uct is Availability Licensed, you must always specify zero (0) as the users argument. EXAMPLES
When you use LMF commands you can type them on a single line, for example: # lmf register Alternatively, you can enter the lmf utility and type the commands after the prompt, for example: # lmf lmf> register To register a PAK from a file that contains valid license data, issue the following command: # lmf register - < PAK_file In response to this command, LMF scans the file PAK_file to make sure its format and data are correct. LMF does not display the con- tents of the file or allow you to edit the file. If the license data is correct, LMF registers the license in the License Database. If not, the utility displays the appropriate error message. You can abbreviate LMF commands, but you must be sure the abbreviation is not ambiguous. For example, you can abbreviate lmf regis- ter to lmf reg but not lmf re. SEE ALSO
Command: lmfsetup(8) Software License Management lmf(8)

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