Setting or changing the product level for keyless licensing

The keyless licensing method uses product levels to determine the Veritas products and functionality that are licensed.

For more information to use keyless licensing and to download the management server, see the following URL:

When you set the product license level for the first time, you enable keyless licensing for that system. If you install with the product installer and select the keyless option, you are prompted to select the product and feature level that you want to license.

After you install, you can change product license levels at any time to reflect the products and functionality that you want to license. When you set a product level, you agree that you have the license for that functionality.

To set or change the product level

  1. Change your current working directory:
    # cd /opt/VRTSvlic/bin
  2. View the current setting for the product level.
    # ./vxkeyless -v display
  3. View the possible settings for the product level.
    # ./vxkeyless displayall
  4. Set the desired product level.
    # ./vxkeyless set prod_levels

    where prod_levels is a comma-separated list of keywords. The keywords are the product levels as shown by the output of step 3.

If you want to remove keyless licensing and enter a key, you must clear the keyless licenses. Use the NONE keyword to clear all keys from the system.


Clearing the keys disables the Veritas products until you install a new key or set a new product level.

To clear the product license level

  1. View the current setting for the product license level.
    # ./vxkeyless [-v] display
  2. If there are keyless licenses installed, remove all keyless licenses:
    # ./vxkeyless [-q] set NONE

For more details on using the vxkeyless utility, see the vxkeyless(1m) manual page.