Mimer SQL License Key
To start the database server and to establish connections to the database, a license key is required. (A key valid for development and evaluation only is included in the Mimer SQL distribution.)
Whenever a user connects to a Mimer SQL database, the computer identification and the license key will be checked by the database server to determine access rights. If access is denied, the connect attempt will be aborted and an error message will be shown.
The Mimer SQL license key contains the following (encrypted) information:
- The maximum number of users that may use the database servers running on the same computer node at any one time.
- The maximum number of network users that may use the database servers running on the same computer node at any one time.
- The node name of the computer (in the case of a specific key) or a lifeboat key which is valid for any computer of the platform type for which it was issued (e.g. any Linux machine).
- Version number.
- Expiration date for the key.
The key data is case insensitive and space characters are ignored.
Linux + VMS: The mimlicense application is used to administrate the license key file. See MIMLICENSE - Managing the license key for information on how to use MIMLICENSE.
Win: The Mimer Administrator is used to enter the Mimer SQL license key. The key is distributed in a
.mcfgfile.When you double-click on a
.mcfgfile, the Mimer Administrator is automatically invoked to install the key.Refer to the Windows help provided with the Mimer Administrator for details on how to manually enter the Mimer SQL license key.
The Mimer SQL license key is provided by your Mimer SQL distributor. In order to be able to generate the key, your Mimer SQL distributor must know the node name of the computer on which the database server will run.
Linux: The host name of a Linux machine is obtained by using the following Linux command:# uname -n
VMS: One of the following methods can be used:The host name is printed by the MIMSETUP command procedure:$ @disk:[MIMERxxxxx]MIMSETUPIf the OpenVMS node is part of a cluster, the
scsnodeparameter describes its name:$ WRITE SYS$OUTPUT F$GETSYI("SCSNODE")If the OpenVMS system is not clustered, the node name parameter may be blank. In this case, you should check the
SYS$NODElogical name instead:$ SHOW LOG SYS$NODE
Win: When the dialog box which is used to enter a Mimer SQL license key is opened in the Mimer Administrator, the node name of the computer will be displayed.Refer to the Windows help provided with the Mimer Administrator for details on how to open the dialog box.
When the number of Mimer SQL users is increased or new Mimer SQL functionality is added to the site, a new Mimer SQL license key will be provided.
The Mimer SQL license key uses the node name of the computer to link Mimer SQL to the computer it is authorized to run on. This allows for hardware replacement in the event of a failure in the computer system. If a replacement computer is given the same node name as the one it is replacing, the Mimer SQL license key remains valid for the new hardware.
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