LICENSE, LOAD, Description
*Conan The Librarian
The LICENSE LOAD command loads licenses registered in the License Database. To use a licensed product, ensure that the system loads the registered license. When you register a license with VMSLICENSE.COM, you can confirm an option to load the license, whereas if you register a license with LICENSE REGISTER, you must also load it with LICENSE LOAD. Use LICENSE LOAD only after you register a new license; LMF automatically loads all registered licenses at each subsequent system startup. You can enter LICENSE LOAD at other times to load modifications made with other LICENSE commands. You can enter one LICENSE LOAD command without product-name to load all the available registered licenses. NOTE Registered licenses are enabled for loading by default. You can, however, disable a registered license to prevent loading. A LICENSE START command entered interactively or when the system reboots also loads all licenses that are registered and enabled. If you register multiple licenses for a single product, LICENSE LOAD loads all of the matching licenses. You do not typically load individual licenses, and you cannot unload individual licenses for a product. The Availability, Activity, Personal Use, and User license units of the multiple licenses work in concert to provide more product availability. In an OpenVMS Cluster environment, each system loads licenses when it reboots. If you need to load a license for all assigned nodes of a running cluster, you can do one of the following: o Log in to each OpenVMS Cluster node, and enter LICENSE LOAD. o Invoke the OpenVMS SYSMAN utility to execute the LICENSE LOAD command on the desired OpenVMS Cluster nodes. See the OpenVMS System Manager's Manual for details on defining your management environment and executing commands on a list of nodes. A LICENSE LOAD command can fail, sending a message to the operator communication manager (OPCOM) for any of the following reasons: o Insufficient license units are registered for the current node. o The current date is later than the license termination date. o A license checksum does not match the rest of the license data. Check for data corruption in the License Database. If you attempt to load a disabled license or a license modified to exclude the current node in an OpenVMS Cluster environment, OPCOM does not display an error message. If licenses for more than one product are being loaded, LICENSE LOAD continues with the next license following a failure.