The SCO OpenServer License is a contract that grants you rights to use SCO OpenServer software. SCO OpenServer and additional SCO OpenServer products (including increases for additional users, memory, and CPUs) must be licensed. You license the base operating system when you install it. Most additional SCO OpenServer products also prompt you for their license information during their installation process.
Typically, you obtain SCO OpenServer product licenses from your SCO OpenServer software provider. The license information may be included in the media kit obtained from your software provider, or you may need to acquire the license from your software provider's web site.
The software license agreement accompanies all SCO OpenServer products on the installation CD-ROM (typically in a directory named /info/license). Some SCO OpenServer products display the license agreement when you install the product, at which time you are prompted to read and accept the terms.
SCO OpenServer product licenses contain the following information:
The number of licenses that you will need to supply when installing SCO OpenServer Release 6 varies, depending on whether or not you are upgrading from a previous release.
If you are using an upgrade license to install SCO OpenServer Release 6, you must also supply the license(s) for your previous SCO OpenServer release. The SCO OpenServer installation evaluates your upgrade license and then prompts you for any other licenses that are required. If you must enter multiple licenses, they need to be entered in reverse order, from most recent to the originally purchased license.
The most common licensing scenarios are described here:
Your SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 Update Service license
serves as your Release 6 upgrade license. Depending
on how you purchased the SCO Update Service,
do one of the following:
If your SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 license is also an upgrade from an earlier release, you need to supply additional licenses. See the next bullet item for more information.
When upgrading from a previous release, you need to supply each of your previous SCO OpenServer system licenses, in the reverse order that you acquired them. The last license you enter should be the original SCO OpenServer system license you purchased. Use the following sequence:
If you have licenses for additional memory, CPUs, and/or users, you enter these after the SCO OpenServer installation is complete, using the License Manager. See ``Licensing and registering SCO OpenServer products'' in the online documentation for more information.
If you are upgrading to SCO OpenServer Release 6 and want to take advantage of the new hardware support offered in this release by installing on a new computer, you may find it helpful to keep your existing SCO OpenServer system on the network as a point-of-reference while completing post-installation configuration. Note, however, that the Licensing Policy Manager Daemon (sco_pmd) will prevent the simultaneous use of the same SCO OpenServer license on your Release 6 and existing Release 5 systems.
To avoid this problem, you can enter an Evaluation License when installing your Release 6 system. Obtain an Evaluation License by pressing <F8> on the Licensing installation screen. When you are ready to decommission your original SCO OpenServer machine, remove it from the network and replace the Evaluation License on the Release 6 system by running the License Manager and entering your SCO OpenServer Release 6 upgrade license, using the steps described earlier in this section.
Your SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 system is now fully licensed.