Lost License Key After IPL

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We have not IPL the system in over a year. Upon doing so we lost the license key. How could this issue happen. We only IPL the system , we made no changes. System V5R4

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It sounds like … but of course may not be … that you never entered the IBM i license key successfully. Most products (BRMS, WDS, PT1, QU1) will cease to function after 70 days if the license key is not entered, but the base OS environment (5770SS1 5050) will run past 70 days until the server is IPL’d. Either way if this was the case you should have seen the system operator message CPF9E7C (IBM i grace period expired) on the hour. If you are without a server you’ll need to rebuild from backup tapes

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  • TomLiotta
    Upon doing so we lost the license key. Please explain "lost". It's not clear what you are asking about. If a screen appears on the console, please describe what it says. If it's not a console problem, please explain how you are seeing the problem, e.g., a control panel code. Tom
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    It seems like you did not enter the license key successfully. Most of the products that are licensed under IBM usually cease being functional after 70 days have passed without the license key being entered, and you have taken whole year to do so. But for the base operating system environment, it may take more than 70 days for the server to be IPL'd . But whichever may be the case, you needed to have seen the system operator message that tells you that your grace period has expired before your application was IPL'dIn case you do not have a server, then you will need to rebuild it from the backup tapes that you were using to store it. Ple see the URL http://www.techyv.com/questions/lost-license-key-after-ipl
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