Common Services for z/OS uses the KEYS member of the CAS9 proc to validate licensed CA Software. Are product license keys (LMP) dependent upon CPU model number?

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CA CIS CA Common Services for z/OS CA 90s Services CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS CA Common Product Services Component CA Common Services CA Datacom/AD CA ecoMeter Server Component FOC CA Easytrieve Report Generator for Common Services CA Infocai Maintenance CA IPC Unicenter CA-JCLCheck Common Component CA Mainframe VM Product Manager CA Chorus Software Manager CA On Demand Portal CA Service Desk Manager - Unified Self Service CA PAM Client for Linux for zSeries CA Mainframe Connector for Linux on System z CA Graphical Management Interface CA Web Administrator for Top Secret CA CA- Xpertware CA Compress Data Compression for MVS CA Compress Data Compression for Fujitsu

Issue/Introduction

CA LMP (License Management Program), a subcomponent of the Common Services for z/OS CAIRIM component, provides a standardized method of tracking licensed CA software.  LMP is used to verify the CA Software executing on a specific CPU is licensed for that specific machine.  

The format of each key consists of the following:
       PROD(pp) DATE(ddmmmyy) CPU(tttt-mmmm/ssssss) LMPCODE(kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk)

  • PROD - two character product code
  • DATE - the expiration date of the licensing agreement in the format of
    •  01JAN17 = January 1, 2017
      • the two character year assumes 20xx where xx=the last two digits of the year ie. 17 = 2017.
  • CPU
    • tttt=type
    • mmmm=model
    • ssssss=serial number
  • LMPCODE
    • kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk = the execution key used to run the software solution  

   



The CPU model and serial number are included in each LMP key.  Are any CA product license keys dependent upon the model number?  

Environment

CA Common Services for zOS executing the License Management Program (LMP) as part of the CAIRIM (Resource Initialization Manager) on a specific CPU.

Resolution

Other than verifying the licensing of the CA Solution(s) executing on a specific CPU, there is no dependency upon the CPU model itself. The serial number and model of the CPU portion of the key are generated based upon information provided by the customer.

Additional Information

Information about the use, format, and purpose of the License Management Program can be found in the Common Services r14.1 documentation wiki.