AS/400 LIC (Licensed Internal Code)

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iSeries 270
Have reloaded mu Iseries 9406-270 from scratch. It is telling me that my licence will expire within 71 days. Problem is we cannot i cannot locate the Document that contains the code. My question is, can i retrieve the LIC from the full system save that i have and what procedure do i take to achive this. Thanks in advance.

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My suggestion will be to contact you service rep or IBM to obtain the information. IBM should have this information for you.


Without obtaining the license keys from IBM which can be done via the web or by calling IBM support to get the keys, you need to reload the system from your last full system save which will have the license keys attached. There is no way of pulling just the license keys off the full system save tape.

As long as the versions are the same then perfroming a full system restore of the OS will be the only way of getting the keys included.

You could perform a save of the user libraries SAVLIB and SAV of the folders and IFS entries and then scratch the system perform a restore of the OS and then restore the rest of the system that you saved above.

Without the paper keys or access to the license key website, this is the only way that I know of.

Let me also clarify that the LIC does not have a license key, it is the actual OS 5722SS1 and some of the other OS program products like Media and Storage Extentions that have keys. If you WRKLICINF you will see all the products that need keys.


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  • slack400
    You don't want to mess with restoring the LIC. Either restore from your last opt.21 and then restore a current backup on top to get you to the best last point in time or keep your newly installed from scratch system and install the current Group PTF, Cum, & Hipers to get you back to current and contact entitlement support at IBM. Contact IBM 1.800.IBM.SERV and give them your machine type and serial number. Entitlements should be able to email you or give you links to your keys in a few minutes. I use the entitilement website link It's great. You can have the website install the keys for you. No more mess with mistyping a key. The entitlement site will tell you exactly what you have valid keys for.
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  • TheRealRaven
    IIRC, a 270 is limited to around V5R4. As such, there is no source for license keys -- they're out of date.

    If the system can be restored, that might be your only choice. Once done, run DSPLICKEY to see all authorized keys; and copy them to some safe place.
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