For more information about the License Tools utility, go to the IBM Rational
Support Web site at http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/support/and
search for a technote titled "The recommended setup for IBM Rational FLEXlm
licensing and other third party vendors on a license server."
For instructions about obtaining and managing licenses, see Table 1.
This chapter provides a high-level guide to planning the installation of your IBM
Rational software product. Both administrators and users of the product should
read this chapter before beginning the installation.
IBM Rational Rose: Installation Guide
Table 1. Instructions for basic licensing tasks
Understand Rational Common
Licensing mechanics, license
management tools, and license
Obtain license keys.
Install the Rational License Server
and install license keys.
Configure client desktops to
request licenses from the IBM
Rational License Server.
Review the IBM Rational License Management Guide as
part of the installation planning process and select
appropriate license types.
Use AccountLink to obtain license keys. You can also
use the document titled Important Licensing and
Installation Information on the Proof of Entitlement
certificate to request license keys.
1. Install the IBM Rational License Server software. A
license key is not required to operate the license
server software. Follow the instructions in the IBM
Rational License Management Guide. If you use the
installation procedures in this guide, select
Rational License Server on the Product Selection
2. Use the License Key Administrator (LKAD) wizard
to install the license keys. The LKAD wizard starts
at the end of installation, or you can click Start >
Programs > IBM Rational > IBM Rational
License Key Administrator.
You must have local administrative privileges on
the computer to import the license key into the
3. Start the Rational License Server. See the IBM
Rational License Management Guide or the License
Key Administrator Help.
4. Give users the name of the license server.
1. Create a release area and site defaults file. See
"Creating a release area and site defaults file" on
2. Give users the shortcut to the release area.
3. Give users the name of the Rational License
Server. They can use the License Key
Administrator (LKAD) wizard to specify the
license server. The LKAD wizard starts at the end