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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | VAX License PAK's
Author Licenses don't work on VAX/VMS?
Twylo
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Location: Fremont, California, USA
Joined: 21.11.06
Posted on November 21 2006 10:40
Hi folks,

I can't seem to get the licenses currently being issued to work on my VAX anymore.

I just picked up a VAXstation 3100 model 76, and requested a license for it. Here's the license info (I've X'ed out the serial, checksum, and my Encompass membership number, but they're valid I assure you):

[code:1:24115c0fb3]
$ LICENSE REGISTER VAX-VMS -
/ISSUER=OPENVMS_HOBBYIST -
/AUTHORIZATION=HOBBY-USA-XXXXXX-976414-001 -
/PRODUCER=HP -
/UNITS=0 -
/TERMINATION_DATE=16-NOV-2007 -
/ACTIVITY=CONSTANT=100 -
/OPTIONS=(NO_SHARE) -
/TOKEN="ABXXXXXXXX" -
/CHECKSUM=2-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
[/code:1:24115c0fb3]

The license checksum is valid, and the license loads fine. However, VMS does not recognize it as a valid key for VAX-VMS, and is giving me %LICENSE-I-NOLICENSE when I log in on OPA0:.

I've tried on VAX/VMS 5.5, 5.5-2, and OpenVMS 7.3, both on my VAXstation 3100 model 76, and on SIMH. No luck on either of them.

Is this a known problem? Is there a workaround?
http://www.loomcom.com/seth/
Author Re: Licenses don't work on VAX/VMS?
HobbyistOne
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Location: Plano, TX
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Posted on November 22 2006 07:36
[quote:f3592bd831="Twylo"]Hi folks,

I can't seem to get the licenses currently being issued to work on my VAX anymore.[/quote:f3592bd831]

Request new licenses. There was a problem with the new licensing tools (required in order to generate Integrity licenses) and it inadvertantly created VAX/Alpha licenses with a producer of "HP", and older system only recognize a producer of "DEC". I've fixed it, so newly requested licenses will work fine.
Author Re: Licenses don't work on VAX/VMS?
Twylo
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Location: Fremont, California, USA
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Posted on November 22 2006 08:03
[quote:3c08f52266]Request new licenses. There was a problem with the new licensing tools (required in order to generate Integrity licenses) and it inadvertantly created VAX/Alpha licenses with a producer of "HP", and older system only recognize a producer of "DEC". I've fixed it, so newly requested licenses will work fine.[/quote:3c08f52266]

Thanks! The new license seems to work perfectly. You guys rock, I love the hobbyist program!

-Twylo
http://www.loomcom.com/seth/
Author HOBBYIST LICENSE NOT WORKING
rsr2007
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Posted on January 20 2007 13:39
See reference from screenshot:

Here is a list of the license information just entered:

Issuer: OPENVMS_HOBBYIST
Authorization: DECUS-USA-908729-XXXXXXX
Product Name: VAX-VMS
Producer: DEC
Units: 0
Release Date: 25-OCT-2007
Version:
Termination Date: 25-OCT-2007
Availability:
Activity: A
Options: NO_SHARE
Token:
Hardware ID: NONE
Checksum: 2-GMHF-NKAP-XXXX-OJKE

This authorization key is restricted to: UWVAX


Is that correct? [YES]:
Registering VAX-VMS license in SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE]LMF$LICENSE.LDB...
%LICENSE-F-BADCHK, checksum does not validate for VAX-VMS

Please review all entered PAK data, including the checksum.

Do you wish to make corrections? [YES]:

I am using SIMH and entered "SIMH" for the H/W type and "SIMH" for the CPU S/N. Anyone got any idears?

Email is "[email protected]". Thanks.
Author Re: HOBBYIST LICENSE NOT WORKING
HobbyistOne
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Posted on January 21 2007 05:55
[quote:ece170cb3f="rsr2007"]See reference from screenshot:
[/quote:ece170cb3f]

Try entering the license again, but do not enter anything into the Release Date field.

Requiring the Release Date and Termination Date was a artifact of the old software that generated the License PAK's, and that has all changed now. The Release Date is not longer required.
Author Same problem
kevinwil
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Joined: 05.05.07
Posted on May 05 2007 12:59
Hey Everyone,

I am having the same problem on my VS3100/m76. I'm not real sure what to use for the hardware ID, but I tried the VS43A-CP, and the serial, but I still get the same error as the post above. I didn't enter the release date, any ideas?

Thanks!
-Kevin
Author Still having issues
kevinwil
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Posted on May 09 2007 10:04
Hi Stephen,

Thanks for your response and I appreciate your time. I am actually not even able to complete the registration for VAX-VMS during the install. I keep getting an invalid checksum error. I went ahead and skipped it and logged into the system anyway. License show does not show a valid vax-vms license and no matter how many times I've entered it, it seems to fail. Also I have an RZ57 and an RZ56 drive. the RZ57 is an old 1.05gb drive so I think it meets the 1gb limit, I could switch to the RZ56 which is only 600mb. It boots just fine though, and I didn't think that issue had anything to do with the licensing.

I am still wondering if my Hardware ID is incorrect, or does it even have anything to do with the checksum value? Do I enter the CPU name, IE VS43a-CP, or do I enter the system serial number? From this thread, it seems there really is no processor serial as such, correct?

The last item I can add is that I joined the German Decus group and that ID is what I have used to generate the hobbyist license. I wouldn't have thought it was locale aware, IE, the German hobbyist serial should work just fine on the US version of VMS?

Thanks!
-Kevin
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Sky
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Posted on October 17 2007 03:19
Yeah,thanks.I will try using the @SYS$UPDATE:VMSLICENSE.COM . smiley
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flyco
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Posted on December 15 2007 13:04
Very great~!
Keep up the great work~!
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August 04 2022
No more VAX hobbyist licenses. Community licenses for Alpha/IA64/X86_64 VMS Software Inc. Commercial VMS software licenses for VAX available from HPE.

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MarkRLV
September 17 2021
At one time, didn't this web site have a job board? I would love to use my legacy skills one last time in my career.

malmberg
January 18 2021
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dfilip
January 16 2021
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OpenVMS, and this website!

malmberg
September 05 2020
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malmberg
September 05 2020
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September 01 2020
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malmberg
August 29 2020
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