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Do our floating licenses expire? If so, what effects will be felt by the users?


Aaron Chorpenning (371015) | asked Jul 28 '14, 10:06 a.m.
Our development team has a floating license pool of 15 licenses. Do they expire? If so, how can I check on the expiration? Additionally, if they expire, what functionality would be lost?

Thank you for the clarification.

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Daniel Moul (4.9k1318) | answered Jul 28 '14, 10:20 a.m.
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There are a number of license types for the Jazz products.

The primary license types (floating and authorized) are perpetual, i.e., the licenses are good forever for that version of the product(s). If you upgrade to a new release, you may need to download and install new licenses, which are available if you have active support.

There are license types that expire: "tokens" and "fixed term licenses" (FTL).

As I recall (and I may not be 100% correct here), in any of the above cases where the licenses were no longer active/relevant, both "read' and "write" access would be lost where project areas are configured to require authentication to gain access.


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Aaron Chorpenning commented Jul 28 '14, 10:31 a.m.

Thanks for taking the time to explain. We have a floating license server with 15 "Developer-Floating" licenses for the RTC 4.0 product. I saw a purchase order that mentioned something was expiring on July 31. This is why I am asking. On August 1, would our developers be unable to create work items and perform SCM operations?


Aaron Chorpenning commented Jul 28 '14, 10:32 a.m.

Also, is there a location within JTS that I can identify an expiration date for a floating license?


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Daniel Moul (4.9k1318) | answered Jul 28 '14, 10:34 a.m.
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I wonder if your product support is expiring, which tends to be renewed yearly.  If this is the case, the system will keep working after August 1st.


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Aaron Chorpenning commented Jul 28 '14, 10:46 a.m. | edited Jul 28 '14, 10:47 a.m.

Yes, you are correct. It is "Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal".

With this expiring, I won't be able to get new software versions and IBM support, but the products will still operate like normal?


Daniel Moul commented Jul 28 '14, 10:52 a.m.
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Yes that's right.

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