Install and configure Rational License Server

1. Extract Rational License Server files into the desired directory say /usr/local/flexlm

2. Generate license keys from IBM Rational License Key Center by navigating through My license keys > Get keys.

3. Select Ethernet Address for Host Type and enter your MAC address of the configured network adapter useually it’s eth0 in Host ID field but without “:“. You can view your machine MAC address by ifconfig and locating the string HWaddr.

4. Edit the license.dat file enter replace the line VENDOR telelogic with the following line:

VENDOR telelogic “/usr/local/flexlm/telelogic”

5. Add the following two lines inside /etc/profile file.



6. You can  start the server by running the following command:

/usr/local/flexlm/lmgrd -local -c /usr/local/flexlm/licenses/license.dat -l /usr/local/flexlm/licenses/license.log

7. You can view the server status by using the following command:

/usr/local/flexlm/lmutil lmstat -a -c /usr/local/flexlm/licenses/license.dat

8. You can shutdown it by running the command:

/usr/local/flexlm/lmutil lmdown -c /usr/local/flexlm/licenses/license.dat





About Ishtiaque

I am IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect, Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator, Oracle Certified Programmer in Java and Web Component Developer, and TOGAF 9 certified with over 10 years of support and development experience in IBM middleware software and Java. Additionally, have a sound grip in databases and OpenStack administration. I hold the following certifications: IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) TOGAF 9 Certified Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE6 Web Component Developer Oracle Certified Professional – Java 6 Programmer ITIL v3 Foundation Certified IBM Certified Solution Architect – Cloud Computing Infrastructure V1 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Portal V8, V7, V6.1, V6 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Application Server V7, V6.1 IBM Certified System Administrator – AIX V7 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere MQ V7 IBM Certified Deployment Professional – Business Process Manager Advanced V7.5 IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Cloud Computing Architecture V3 IBM Certified Solution Developer – WebSphere Portal V5.1
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