Installing Veritas product license keys

The VRTSvlic RPM enables product licensing. After the VRTSvlic is installed, the following commands and their manual pages are available on the system:


Installs a license key for a Symantec product


Displays currently installed licenses


Retrieves features and their descriptions encoded in a license key

Even though other products are included on the enclosed software discs, you can only use the Symantec software products for which you have purchased a license.

To install a new license

To see a list of your vxkeyless keys, enter the following command:

# ./vxkeyless display

After you upgrade from a previous release, the output you see when you run the vxkeyless display command includes the previous release's vxkeyless keys. Each vxkeyless key name includes the suffix _<previous_release_version>. For example, DMP_6.0, or SFENT_VR_5.1SP1, or VCS_GCO_5.1. During the upgrade process, the CPI installer prompts you to update the vxkeyless keys to the current release level. If you update the vxkeyless keys during the upgrade process, you no longer see the _<previous_release_number> suffix after the keys are updated.