If your system has an expired or a missing license file, use this procedure to bring your system into compliance.
- Open a VMware vSphere PowerCLI shell version 5.5 or later.
- Type the following command from the PowerCLI prompt to connect to the vCenter that manages the ESXi hosts that will be running the Teradata Database VMs: connect-VIServer -server vCenter.server.name
- Navigate to the directory containing the Teradata Database on VMware deployment executable file (C:\mylocation\Teradata_Deployer\).
Run tdc.deploy.exe interactively.
.\tdc.deploy.exe -commonITproperties common.IT.properties.json -nodeITproperties node.IT.properties.json
- From the PowerCLI terminal, type activate_license to generate a license for the existing VM. For a description of the action this state (command) performs, PowerCLI Commands for Teradata Database on VMware.
- Type copyfiles to transfer the configuration scripts into each VM.
If your system has an invalid license file, do the following:
The license verification cycle runs once every 24 hours from the time when the license was last checked and verified by Teradata and sends SLEM-NOTE messages to /var/log/messages that are related to licensing.
- Restart Teradata Database if any SLEM-NOTE indicates a missing license file. Check with your Teradata Database Administrator to determine when to restart Teradata Database.
- Follow the prompts to finish generating the new license.