Generating a New License for an Existing VM

Teradata Database on VMware Base, Advanced, Enterprise Tiers Getting Started Guide

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Cloud
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Teradata Database on VMware
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Deployer 3.01
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Configuration
Installation
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B035-5958-097K
If your system has an expired or a missing license file, use this procedure to bring your system into compliance.
  1. Open a VMware vSphere PowerCLI shell version 5.5 or later.
  2. 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
  3. Navigate to the directory containing the Teradata Database on VMware deployment executable file (C:\mylocation\Teradata_Deployer\).
  4. Run tdc.deploy.exe interactively.
    .\tdc.deploy.exe -commonITproperties common.IT.properties.json 
    -nodeITproperties node.IT.properties.json
  5. 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.
  6. Type copyfiles to transfer the configuration scripts into each VM.
  7. 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.
    1. 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.
  8. Follow the prompts to finish generating the new license.