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VXVM needs license ... please help



Dear all,

 i have installed VXVM 5.0 basic on my Virtual machine (Solaris 5.10)

when i tried to mount the volume,

i have received this error "UX:vxfs mount: ERROR: V-3-25255: mount: You don't have a license to run this program"

is there any way out?

i was looking in a forum, which described to check
pkginfo -l VRTSvxfs | grep STATUS

complete install
ls -lad /devices/pseudo/vxportal                       it does not find these directories.... then i performed

devfsadm -v -i vxportal                                      it failed with exit status 1
 

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License answer

That license key decoded as SF for Windows.
When your virtual machine is running an Unix OS (Solaris), you would need a Unix license in the VM.
That being said, SF Basic should not require a license, however there is a known issue with 5.1 licensing and the SF Basic. 

From what I understand, in the storage media in the storage_foundation subdirectory, there is a file (hidden) named ".key".

Do the following:
cd <media_path>/storage_foundation
cat .key
Use the output (which is the SF Basic key) on the following command line:
vxlicinst -k <key>
Then rescan the license you just put in:
vxdctl license init

That should resolve any license related issue.

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Dear i have some queries, 1)

Dear i have some queries,

1) i have installed license via
vxlicinst 

2) vxlicrep

Symantec License Manager vxlicrep utility version 3.02.34.0
Copyright (C) 1996-2008 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved.

Creating a report on all VERITAS products installed on this system

vxlicrep ERROR V-21-3-1015 Failed to prepare report for key = NEZE-ECHN-XP68-KC4M-RO38-PP3P

 -----------------***********************-----------------

3) 
./installer -configure

Estimated time remaining: 0:02                                                                                      10 of 11

    Performing SF configuration ........................................................................................... Done
    Starting vxdmp ........................................................................................................ Done
    Starting vxio ......................................................................................................... Done
    Starting vxspec ....................................................................................................... Done
    Starting vxconfigd .................................................................................................... Done
    Starting vxesd ........................................................................................................ Done
    Starting vxrelocd ..................................................................................................... Done
    Starting vxconfigbackupd .............................................................................................. Done
    Starting vxportal ..................................................................................................... Done
    Starting fdd .......................................................................................................... Done

Storage Foundation Basic Startup did not complete successfully

vxportal failed to start on blade01
fdd failed to start on blade01


It is strongly recommended to reboot the following systems:
        blade01

Execute '/usr/sbin/shutdown -y -i6 -g0' to properly restart your systems

installer log files, summary file, and response file are saved at:

        /opt/VRTS/install/logs/installer-201004291935zSR

4)
root@blade01 # pkginfo -l VRTSvxfs | grep STATUS
    STATUS:  completely installed

5)
ls -lad /devices/pseudo/vxportal*
/devices/pseudo/vxportal*: No such file or directory
ls -lad /devices/pseudo/fdd*
/devices/pseudo/fdd*: No such file or directory

6)
root@blade01 # devfsadm -v -i vxportal
devfsadm: driver failed to attach: vxportal
exit status = 1

root@blade01 # devfsadm -v -i fdd
devfsadm: driver failed to attach: fdd
exit status = 1

7)
root@blade01 # vxdisk list
DEVICE       TYPE            DISK         GROUP        STATUS
disk_0       auto:SVM        -            -            SVM
disk_1       auto:SVM        -            -            SVM
disk_2       auto:cdsdisk    foris-dg01   foris-dg     online
disk_3       auto:cdsdisk    foris-dg02   foris-dg     online

root@blade01 # mount -F vxfs /dev/vx/dsk/foris-dg/catalog-vol /vxvm
UX:vxfs mount: ERROR: V-3-22168: Cannot open portal device: No such file or directory
UX:vxfs mount: ERROR: V-3-25255: mount: You don't have a license to run this program
root@blade01 # 

8)  Also when i rebooted machine... it showed me some Warnings V-365-1-1 , kindly find it in attched Picture

Will someone please update me, why i am not able to start VXVM in my virtual machine ?

suggest please


any body ? any idea...

suggest please ?

Not a solution but a couple

Not a solution but a couple of observations.

First, vxportal & fdd are VxFS components, not VxVM components.
I suppose it is possible you have a bad license key. That is quite rare, however.

Can you try 5.1? The license key behavior in 5.1 is quite a bit simpler, allowing for a keyless installation at least to get started; and if you only intend to run Storage Foundation Basic, you may not need an additional license key.

One other thought... when you


One other thought... when you say virtual machine, do you mean VMware virual machine, or  Sun's zone utility? If the latter, the configuration has some specific requirements which are discussed in the documentation. If the former, I have no further ideas right now.

vxvm needs license


hello guys,

i have am not getting any solution.  please help me out.

i am using vmware workstation 7 . and solaris 10. vxvm 5.1
 and license is built in it.

then why i am provoked for license when i am trying to mount a vx volume ?.   Veritas guys.. please help me out. ?

vea not adding


Also .. when i what to install    vea   it is giving me this.
vea
VEA GUI is no longer packaged. Symantec recommends use of the SFM Console
to manage, monitor and report on multi-host environments. You can download
this utility at no charge from http://go.symantec.com/vom. If you wish to
continue using VEA GUI, it can be downloaded from the same web site.


pkgadd -d VRTSsfmh_3.0.357.0_SunOS_arch_i386.pkg

The following packages are available:
  1  VRTSsfmh     Veritas Operations Manager Managed Host by Symantec
                  (i386) 3.0.357.0

Select package(s) you wish to process (or 'all' to process
all packages). (default: all) [?,??,q]: 1

Processing package instance <VRTSsfmh> from </pak/VRTSsfmh_3.0.357.0_SunOS_arch_i386.pkg>

Veritas Operations Manager Managed Host by Symantec(i386) 3.0.357.0

Current administration requires that a unique instance of the
<VRTSsfmh> package be created.  However, the maximum number of
instances of the package which may be supported at one time on the
same system has already been met.

No changes were made to the system.
Accepted Solution!

License answer

That license key decoded as SF for Windows.
When your virtual machine is running an Unix OS (Solaris), you would need a Unix license in the VM.
That being said, SF Basic should not require a license, however there is a known issue with 5.1 licensing and the SF Basic. 

From what I understand, in the storage media in the storage_foundation subdirectory, there is a file (hidden) named ".key".

Do the following:
cd <media_path>/storage_foundation
cat .key
Use the output (which is the SF Basic key) on the following command line:
vxlicinst -k <key>
Then rescan the license you just put in:
vxdctl license init

That should resolve any license related issue.

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