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Install and Upgrade and Licensing

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1. Include changes to job descriptions and subsystem descriptions to the RTVSYSINF and UPDSYSINF commands. It's nice that you include changes to the system reply list but if the job descriptions revert back to the default value of INQMSGRPY(*RQD) ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 3 Not under consideration

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...
almost 6 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...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 5 Not under consideration

IBM should offer inexpensive no-production-use IBM i licenses for discontinued hardware

The title says it all: for a nominal* charge, IBM should offer limited (processor, user count, use case) licenses to run the core IBM i OS and related no-charge licensed products on Power Systems hardware that is no longer sold and/or supported, a...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 6 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