Activate or deactivate PMDF bundle licenses on a node.
PMDF LICENSE operation-type
Command Qualifiers Defaults None. None.
Requires SYSNAM and CMEXEC privileges.
operation-typeThe type of operation to perform. May be one of LOAD or UNLOAD.
The PMDF LICENSE utility is used to activate (load) or deactivate (unload) a PMDF license Product Authorization Key (PAK) on a given OpenVMS system. The PMDF license PAK must already be loaded with the OpenVMS LICENSE utility. However, that is not sufficient to activate the license. PMDF's model for debitting license usage units (based upon CPU type) differs from Compaq's. Because of this difference, an additional utility---the PMDF LICENSE utility -- is required to properly debit usage units from a PMDF license PAK.
Normally the PMDF LICENSE utility is run at system startup by the
pmdf_startup.comcommand procedure. However, it may also be run manually. When it is used to unload a license, the usage units used by that machine are made available for use by other systems in the cluster.
Note that the use of the OpenVMS LICENSE utility is sufficient for loading and activating license PAKs for PMDF-MTA, PMDF-DIRSYNC, PMDF-FAX, PMDF-LAN, PMDF-MB400, PMDF-MR, PMDF-MSGSTORE, PMDF-POPSTORE, PMDF-TLS, PMDF-X400, and PMDF-XGS. The PMDF LICENSE utility does not need to be (and cannot be) used to activate license PAKs for PMDF-MTA or the listed layered products.
To activate a PMDF license, use the command
Had the license already of been activated then the informational message
$ PMDF LICENSE LOAD %PMDF-I-LOADED, 1 license unit loaded
would have been displayed. To deactivate a license, use the command
%PMDF-I-ALREADY, 1 license unit already loaded
$ PMDF LICENSE UNLOAD %PMDF-I-UNLOADED, 1 license unit unloaded