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Install and Upgrade and Licensing

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Licensing for application hosting

Problem description: in a hosting environment, multiple tenants may be allocated to the same partition. With current license management, it isnot possible to define user licenses per tenant because the product definition & feature code(s) is a...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 2 Not under consideration

Need API to invalidate a license key

Using the license management APIs QLZAGENK & QLZAREQ, once a permanent key is provided to acustomer (expiration date *NONE), there is no way to retract that key when a customer wants totransfer their software license to a new CPU. The result i...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 5 Not under consideration

Hide vendor password on GENLICKEY

When using the GENLICKEY (to generate a license key for a licensed program), the vendor password can be seen while typing in. Please change the field to non-display so evesdropping is not possible. Use Case: When using the GENLICKEY (to generate a...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 2 Not under consideration

pre-check of LS fragmentation

with regards to archive PMR 26573,110,846 we would like to suggest to have load source fragmentation level checked as part of GO LICPGM/Prepare for Install/Allocate additional space for LIC (and in IBM pre-upgrade verification tool for IBM i) Use ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Not under consideration