How do I check if I have permanent keys for the Journaling feature rather than just trial keys?

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How do I check if I have permanent keys for the Journaling feature rather than just trial keys? We are considering using the Journaling feature as part of our Disaster Recovery plan and I see we already have the Licensed Program 5770SS1 Product Option 42 for HA Journal Performance. I don’t think it is currently being used but I want to check to see if I have permanent license keys as opposed to just 70 day trial keys. I don’t know where to look. Thanks, Gary


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  • TheRealRaven
    First, run WRKLICINF and scroll down to the HA Journal Performance item. Enter option 5='Display detail' to see license info for the feature.

    In the middle of the first screen, you'll see entries that might look something like this:
    Usage limit . . . . . . . . :   *NOMAX
    Last update . . . . . . . . :   02/05/13  15:51:10
    
    Threshold . . . . . . . . . :   *NOMAX
    That's an example of a licensed *KEYED *CONCURRENT product on one of my systems. That's the same type of license that the Journal Performance feature has.

    I don't need the journal feature, so my system doesn't show what it would look like if it had a current license. If yours is also unlicensed, you'll probably see a Usage limit of "0" and probably a zero Last update and Threshold.

    If you scroll to the next page, you'll see a section that looks something like this:
    Keyed compliance information:
      Expiration date . . . . . :   *NONE
      Grace period  . . . . . . :   70
      Date grace period expires :   09/18/13
    That's what my HA Journal Performance feature shows. I ran some tests a couple years ago to see how it might be used even though it was meaningless on that system. (I use a lot of journaling, but it's not a performance issue for me.)

    If you show no 'Date grace period expires' and you have no current license, it means you've never tested the feature. If it shows a past date, then the feature was tested and the evaluation is past.

    Without an expiration date, you can start some tests with:
    CHGJRN JRN( mylib/myjrn ) JRNCACHE(*YES)
    That will enable journal caching for the named journal. By going back to the WRKLICINF display, you should see the effect on licensing after first accessing the feature.

    Last time I checked, a license seemed reasonably priced for a site that wanted a related performance change. Compared to costs such as for processor upgrades, there was really no difficulty in deciding which to pay for.

    If more info is needed, post back here.

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