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Obtaining BMC Remedy license keys

You must obtain a BMC Remedy license key to install the AR System server. This topic includes the following sections:

A license key is a value that enables you to activate a license. In BMC Remedy AR System 8.1, only AR System server licenses require keys. Each key is tied to a particular host; a unique entry for each server is therefore required within the Add or Remove Licenses form. To request a temporary or permanent key, you must access the BMC Support Central Site at .

To access the self-service license generator, you must have an active user logon account on the BMC Support site.



If you do not know your user ID and password, contact BMC Support Contacts .

If you purchased your AR System server license through a BMC sales representative or over the web, you can download the product from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) site. Access the EPD site from the BMC Customer Support website at

To request a license key

  1. Log on to BMC Support Central at .
  2. Click Licensing and Passwords.
  3. Click Request a New License
    You can also click Request a Trial/Temporary License if needed. These licenses are valid for only 30 days.
  4. Click I Agree.
  5. Enter the required information for the license; for example, the purchase order number:
    1. Verify that the available licensed products and features you are trying to obtain are related to the Support Contract ID displayed on the form. If the correct Support ID is not displayed, contact BMC Customer Support to help you find your support IDs.
    2. Select the correct AR System server version; for example, 7.1 and Higher.
    3. Enter the host ID of the AR System server.

      To find the Host ID, see one of the following sections, depending on your operating system:

      To determine the server host ID using the ipconfig command (Windows)

      To determine the server host ID using the ifconfig command (Linux)

  6. Select AR Server under Product Feature and enter 1 in Quantity Requested.
  7. Click Request License.
    Your license key will be sent to your email address.


    You can request only one license key at a time.

To add a new application license


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 your browser, log on to BMC Remedy ITSM.
  2. From the list of applications on the IT Home page, select AR System Administration > AR System Administration Console.
  3. In the navigation pane, select System > General> Add or Remove Licenses.
    The Add or Remove Licenses form appears.
  4. Click Add New.
  5. From the License Type field, select AR System Server.
  6. Enter 1 as the number of licenses.
  7. Enter the license key in the License Key field.
  8. Click Save.
  9. Add licenses whenever you need them from the Add or Remove Licenses page.
    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.
  10. Click Generate License Usage Report to communicate license usage to your support and account representatives.


Version 7.5.00 patch 003 and later of BMC Remedy AR System do not require keys for application licenses; keys are required only for BMC Remedy AR System server licenses.

To determine the server host ID using the ipconfig command (Windows)

  1. On the server computer, open a command window.
  2. At the command prompt, enter ipconfig /all, and find the physical address for the server computer.
    BMC uses the physical address of your computer without the dashes. In the following screenshot, the physical address is 00-FF-B0-AB-3D-07.

  3. To use the server host ID to obtain your license key, remove the dashes from the physical address.
    In this example, the server host ID that BMC uses to license the AR System server is 00FFB0AB3D07.
  4. Use this information to generate your permanent or temporary license key. 

To determine the server host ID using the ifconfig command (Linux)

  1. Open a terminal.
  2. At the prompt, enter ifconfig.
  3. Record the hardware address; for example:
    HWaddr 00:50:56:AC:04:10
  4. Remove all the colons from the value, and convert uppercase letters to lowercase (for example,005056ac0410).
  5. Use this information to generate your permanent or temporary license key.

Related topic

Activating application licenses

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