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Activating application licenses (new installations)

To install BMC Atium Core, you must have a BMC Remedy AR System write license (fixed or floating). You must also have the appropriate application licenses to create or modify entries in the Application Administration Console. These requirements supersede the BMC Remedy AR System Submitter Mode settings documented in Setting license options in the BMC Remedy AR System Online Documentation.

A license key is a value that enables you to activate a license. Licensing requirements vary, depending on which version of BMC Remedy AR System you use. Depending on the components that you use, you might need several licenses to activate an application. You must activate the licenses before installing the applications. You must know the host ID of the system running the applications when you request a license key.

Note

  • You must activate the licenses before installing the applications.
  • The license type of a user cannot be changed to Fixed more than three times in one week.

If you have questions about licensing requirements, contact Customer Support. For more information, see also Adding or removing licenses.

To determine the host ID and add a new license

  1. Log into the AR System server (http://<midTierServer>/arsys/shared/login.jsp?/arsys) as Demo.
  2. Open the AR System Administration Console by clicking Applications > AR System Administration > AR System Administration Console.
  3. In the AR System Administration Console, click System > General > Add or Remove Licenses.
    The Add or Remove Licenses form appears.
  4. Copy the host ID.
  5. Open a browser and go to the BMC Customer Support Site.
  6. Log on and click Licensing and Passwords.
  7. Click Request a New License.
  8. Click I Agree.
  9. Enter the purchase order number and quantity of each license required.
  10. Select the BMC Remedy AR System Server version.
  11. Paste the host ID that you copied from the Add or Remove Licenses form into the Host ID field and click Request License.
  12. Copy the License Key.
  13. Go back to the Add or Remove Licenses form.
  14. Click Add New.
  15. From the License Type field, select AR System Server.
  16. Enter 1 as the number of licenses.
  17. Enter the license key in the License Key field.
  18. Click Save.
  19. Add licenses whenever you need them from the Add or Remove Licenses page.

    Tip

    Add only one license key per application, but you should add enough user licenses for the various BMC Remedy ITSM applications that you are using.

    1. From the list displayed, select the type of license that you want to add.
      The License Type field is updated with the license type that you selected.
    2. Select the number of licenses and enter the license key, if applicable.
    3. Click Add New.
  20. Click Generate License Usage Report to communicate license usage to your support and account representatives.

To add licenses to BMC applications

Licenses are active as soon as they are added to the server. Make sure that you have your AR Server license key from BMC Customer Support.

  1. Log into the AR System server (http://<midTierServer>/arsys/shared/login.jsp?/arsys) as Demo.
  2. Open the AR System Administration Console by clicking Applications > AR System Administration > AR System Administration Console.
  3. In the AR System Administration Console, click System > General > Add or Remove Licenses.
  4. Copy the Current Host ID.
    You use the Host ID to create the AR System server license.
  5. Create the AR System server license.
    1. Click Add New.
    2. In License Type, select AR Server.

      Note

      You can add only one entry for each license type except server licenses (multiple server licenses are distinguished from each other by license keys). To increase or decrease the number of licenses available for other license types, modify the existing entry.

    3. Enter 1 for the Number of Licenses.
      0 indicates the license is inactive.
    4. Copy the license key that you received from BMC Customer Support into the Key field.
      Do not modify the contents of this field unless instructed to do so by BMC or a qualified BMC partner.
    5. Click Save.
      You are informed that your AR System server is now licensed.
  6. Add additional new licenses as needed.
    The following table lists the licenses you must apply to the AR System server before you start installing other BMC products.

    BMC application

    License type

    BMC Atrium Core

    AR System server license
    AR User Fixed

    BMC Asset Management

    AR Server license
    AR User Fixed (at least 20 if you install sample data)
    Atrium CMDB Application license
    Financial Management Application license
    Financial Management User fixed license
    Asset Management Application license
    Asset Management User fixed license

    BMC Change Management

    AR System server license
    AR User Fixed (at least 20 if you install sample data)
    Atrium CMDB Application license
    Financial Management Application license
    Financial Management User fixed license
    Change Management Dashboard Application license
    Change Management Application license
    Change Management User fixed license

    BMC Incident Management

    AR System server license
    AR User Fixed (at least 20 if you install sample data)
    Atrium CMDB Application license
    Financial Management Application license
    Financial Management User fixed license
    Incident Management Application license
    Incident Management User fixed license

    BMC Problem Management

    AR System server license
    AR User Fixed (at least 20 if you install sample data)
    Atrium CMDB Application license
    Financial Management Application license
    Financial Management User fixed license
    Problem Management Application license
    Problem Management User fixed license 

    BMC Knowledge Management

    AR System server license
    AR User Fixed
    BMC Remedy Full Text Search
    Atrium CMDB Application license
    Financial Management Application license
    Financial Management User fixed license 

    BMC Service Request Management

    AR System server license
    AR User Fixed
    Atrium CMDB Application license
    BMC:SR Mgmt Application
    Financial Management Application license

    BMC Service Level Management

    AR System server license
    AR User Fixed
    Atrium CMDB Application license
    BMC Service Level Management license

Tip

Add only one license key per application. However, you should add enough user licenses for the various BMC applications that you are using.

Where to go from here

Installing BMC Atrium Core (new installations)

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