See floating key.
See evaluation key.
This optional FLEXlm® duplicate grouping attribute may be found within some of SGI's floating keys. When present, these attributes will allow for multiple entries of: users (U), hosts (H), displays (D), or vendor defined (V) without consuming additional keys. If DUP_GROUP does not exist, then each use of the feature will consume a key count.
An emergency key is an extremely short duration key (usually 14 days or less). This key is intended to aid customers during emergency situations
and not as a means to evaluate a software product.
This is a unique, randomly generated, numeric, 16-digit identifier that is used by SGI to verify proof of purchase for keyed software products. The entitlement ID can be found on the temporary key label that is placed within the software product kits. This number is required by SGI when customers request their permanent keys.
Entitlement ID example: 1234-1234-1234-1234
An evaluation key is a short-duration (usually 28 days or less) key that allows a prospective customer to evaluate a product before making a purchase.
FLEXlm (developed by Macrovision Corporation) is the standard network key manager used by many leading software vendors to control the use of their software products.
A key that can authorize usage of a feature or application by one of a group of users on a network, up to the limit specified within the key. A license server is required to manage floating keys.
The system hostname:
- For IRIX® and Linux®: It is displayed by the command uname -n
- For Solaris™ and AIX®: It is displayed by the command /usr/bin/hostname
- For Windows®: It is displayed within the Network Control Panel, on the Identification tab as the computer name
- For Mac OS® X: It is displayed by the command /bin/hostname -s
SGI supports two key types: uncounted node-locked and floating (concurrent) keys.
The unique identifier that is used by LK to identify SGI Altix, Silicon Graphics Prism and SGI Altix XE systems running ProPack 5 and above.
For the SGI Altix UV and SGI Altix XE
- lk_hostid command - Enter the following command: lk_hostid - Choose the first value from the output.
0800690c9e9f 690c9e9f socket=1 core=1 processor=2
Provide the first value (0800690c9e9f) when contacting SGI Support
Note: The licenseID that we use for the SGI Altix XE is the 12 character serial number value from the lk_hostid command. Using the SN as the licenseID is unique to the SGI Altix XE.
For the SGI Altix / Silicon Graphics Prism -
- licenseID - Enter the following command: cat /proc/sgi_sn/licenseID Remove the "0x" prefix from the returned value. Example:
# cat /proc/sgi_sn/licenseID 0x2012d687
Remove "0x" equals licenseID of 2012d687
- lk_hostid command - Enter the following command: lk_hostid - Choose the second value from the output. Example:
R1234567 2012d687 socket=1 core=1 processor=2
Provide the second value (2012d687) when contacting SGI Support
The license version identifies the version of the FEATURE line. This number only identifies the key and does not represent the product release version.
The unique identifier that is used by FLEXlm to identify a given system:
Node-locking means the keyed software can only be used on one node. SGI issues uncounted node-locked keys, which in general allow unlimited use of that feature on the specified node. SGI's node-locked keys exist in two different forms: the single hostid or the hostid list.
A key that does not expire. A FLEXlm permanent key can include the following date representations: 1-jan-0, 01-jan-0, 1-jan-00, 01-jan-00, or the word "permanent." Note that the year 0 or 00 does not represent 1900 or 2000, but rather that the key never expires. Keys that expire use the full four-digit year (e.g. 01-jan-2000-this key expired on January 1, 2000).
The product version is the product release number. An application's product version and key version will seldom match.
purchase order number (P.O. number)
A number issued by a customer's internal accounting department to track purchase requisitions. Sometimes this number is included in the SGI sales record and therefore can be used to verify entitlement. If the product was purchased through an SGI reseller, it is necessary to provide the P.O number issued to SGI by the reseller.
sales order number (S.O. number)
An SGI internal number that uniquely identifies each purchase request from a customer. The S.O. number is unique within SGI. If the product was purchased through an SGI reseller, it is necessary to provide the S.O. number that SGI issued the reseller.
system identification (Sys ID) number
(For IRIX only.) A unique identifier for an IRIX system. This number is guaranteed to be unique within the SGI product family. This value can be obtained from the following command: sysinfo -s. Prior to SGI solely using lmhostid as the system identifier for keys, the system id was used instead. Both keys that have the #system id or the lmhostid as the hostid for the key are acceptable.
system serial number
- For IRIX: A unique number that can be found on the back of an SGI IRIX system. It can also be obtained from the command sysinfo -vv. The output will list the system identification number, the system serial number, and the module number for each platform.
- For SGI Altix / Silicon Graphics Prism: Altix/Silicon Graphics Prism system serial number can be obtained from the command - cat /proc/sgi_sn/system_serial_number