NetWorker Licensing requirements for new installation of NetWorker 9.x and upgraded installations of existing.

           

   Article Number:     500613                                   Article Version: 6     Article Type:    How To 
   

 


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NetWorker

 

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      The following Article Number provides information on what is required to use the EMC Licensing Solution in both new and upgraded installations of NetWorker 9.0 and later.     
     
         

   

     
      New installation of NetWorker 9.x and later   

    All new installations of NetWorker 9.x and later use the EMC Licensing Solution with the capacity entitlement, which requires the following:   
         
  •         Install the EMC License Server.     
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  •         Obtain the license file, which contains the capacity entitlement (NETWORKER_CAPACITY).     
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  •         Set up this license file on the License Server host:      
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  •         Set up this license file on the License Server host:       
                 + On Linux, copy the file to /opt/emc/licenses/       
                 + On Windows, copy the file to C:\Program Files\EMC License Server\elms\licenses.     
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  •         Set up this license file on the NetWorker Server by using one of the following methods:       
                 1.) On the NetWorker server, copy the license file to /nsr/lic/ and change the name of the file to dpa.lic or use the Licensing tab in NMC's NetWorker Server properties window to browse and select the license file.       
                 2.) On the NetWorker server, launch the NMC Administration window, and then right-click the server and select Properties from the drop down. In the Licensing tab of the Server Properties window, browse to and select the license file to populate the CLP license text field.     
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      Upgrading to NetWorker 9.1   

    When you upgrade to NetWorker 9.1 from a previous release, you have two options:   
         
  •         Use the EMC Licensing Solution with the capacity entitlement, or     
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  •         Continue to use the traditional licensing model in place from your previous NetWorker version.     
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  •         Use of the EMC Licensing Solution with the capacity entitlement after upgrading to NetWorker 9.1 requires the following:     
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  •         Install the EMC License Server. Without a connection to the EMC License Server, NetWorker 9.0.x runs in evaluation mode for a period of 90 days, but you must install the License Server.     
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  •         Obtain the license file, which contains a capacity entitlement (NETWORKER_CAPACITY) or an update entitlement (NETWORKER_UPDATE)     
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  •         Set up this license file on the License Server host:       
                 + On Linux, copy the file to /opt/emc/licenses/.       
                 + On Windows, copy the file to C:\Program Files\EMC License Server\elms\licenses.     
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  •         Set up this license file on the NetWorker Server by using one of the following methods:       
                 1. On the NetWorker server, copy the license file to /nsr/lic/ and change the name of the file to dpa.lic or use the Licensing tab in NMC's NetWorker Server properties window to browse and select the license file.       
                 2. On the NetWorker server, launch the NMC Administration window, and then right-click the server and select Properties from the drop down. In the Licensing tab of the Server Properties window, browse to and select the license file to populate the CLP license text field.       
                   
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NOTE: When choosing this option, contact an EMC sales representative to perform the conversion from the previous licensing model (traditional enabler-based licensing) to the EMC Licensing Solution with the capacity entitlement.   
   
   
    Continued use of the traditional licensing model in place before upgrading to NetWorker 9.0.x requires the following:   
         
  •         Install the EMC License Server. Without a connection to the EMC License Server, NetWorker 9.0.x runs in evaluation mode for a period of 90 days, but you must still install the License Server.     
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  •         Obtain the license file, which should contain only an update entitlement (NETWORKER_UPDATE).     
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    NOTE: When you apply only an update entitlement, a notification may appear indicating NETWORKER_CAPACITY entitlement is not present in the license file. If you are not using the NETWORKER_CAPACITY entitlement, you can ignore this message.   
         
  •         Set up this license file on the License Server host:       
                 + On Linux, copy the file to /opt/emc/licenses/.       
                 + On Windows, copy the file to C:\Program Files\EMC License Server\elms\licenses.     
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  •         Set up this license file on the NetWorker Server by using one of the following methods:       
                 1. On the NetWorker server, copy the license file to /nsr/lic/ and change the name of the file to dpa.lic or use the Licensing tab in NMC's NetWorker Server properties window to browse and select the license file.       
                 2. On the NetWorker server, launch the NMC Administration window, and then right-click the server and select Properties from the drop down. In the Licensing tab of the Server Properties window, browse to and select the license file to populate the CLP license text field.     
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      Management of the EMC License Server   

   

      After you install the License Server, a management application is placed on an accessible server. Complete the setup and configuration of the EMC Licensing Solution by using the appropriate License Server management application.   

   

      On Windows, use the 'LMTOOLS' application. On Linux, use the 'lmgrd' command line utility .     
      The management application should run constantly to serve licenses to NetWorker. Therefore, the application requires a running EMCLM vendor daemon, which delivers license features to NetWorker and keeps track of counted features.     
      The application automatically manages EMCLM by starting, stopping, and restarting the daemon as required. It will also write to the License Server's lmgrd.log troubleshooting log file to report errors and license feature activity. The lmgrd, EMCLM, license, and troubleshoot log files are located in the same directory.     
     
      NOTE: Use the EMC License Server Installation and Administration Guide for complete EMC License Server management instructions.   

   

     
     
      Port usage   

    The NetWorker server must communicate heartbeat and licensing information with the EMC License server.   
    By default, the EMC License Server and NetWorker will communicate over TCP port 27000. Using the default port provides the following benefits:   
         
  •         Easier to track processes by the port that the components run on     
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  •         Easier to configure enabled clients to access the License Server     
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  •         Easier to manage License Server components in an environment where a firewall and/or antivirus software is in use     
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    EMC does not recommend modifying the license file to configure an alternate port.   
    If port 27000 is not available, indicate which port you would like used as an alternate when you submit your information to EMC Licensing.