Obtaining and installing a BVR license key is a 3 step process:


  1. Obtain the unique "system identifier" from the BVR server.
  2. Request a license key from your Blueworx representative or Blueworx support using the unique system identifier.
  3. Install the license key to activate BVR.


This document describes those steps in detail. 



Get the unique system identifier:


BVR ships with a utility called bvr_lsi that is used to capture the unique system identifier.  bvr_lsi can run standalone without BVR and so is also available to download from our ftp site to use on a server you plan to install BVR onto:


BVR 6.1 for AIX - bvr_lsi


BVR 7 for AIX - bvr_lsi


BVR 7 for Linux - bvr_lsi


Run the utility as dtuser on AIX or as root on Linux and capture the output along with the fully qualified hostname and domain of the server, and state how many channels the license is for, ready to send to Blueworx.  For example:


[root@bvrserver vr]# bvr_lsi
System Identifier is 0xc535d0d9


[root@bvrserver vr]# hostname -f
bvrserver.blueworx.com

 


Request a license key:


Once you have the system identifier and hostname from the server you will need to send that to your Blueworx representative or Blueworx support.


Make sure you include the number of channels you require for the BVR server associated with the system identifier since the license keys include a channel count.



Install the license key:


Install the license key by stopping BVR and then creating a bvr.key file on the BVR server that includes the license key.  The location is subtly different for the AIX compared to the Linux so use the appropriate steps for your platform:


AIX:


As the BVR user, dtuser by default run the following command:


echo “<license key>” > /usr/lpp/dirTalk/db/license/bvr.key


where <license key> is replaced by the license key you have been sent.


Linux:


As the root user run the following command:


echo “<license key>” > /opt/blueworx/rm/license/bvr.key


where <license key> is replaced by the license key you have been sent.