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Fred Jansen
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Registered: ‎01-27-2009
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software ID hpux10.2 B2600

the following command will give me software ID from HP machine with hpux10.2:

>uname -a

HP-UX bmd350 B.10.20 D 9000/831 2011043966 64-user license

The string 2011043966 is the actual software ID which is used as number to license software.
Now my machine breaks down and I would like to replace by another same type machine, unfortunately this other machine will have another software ID which will disable me using software as how is was used on the defective machine.

Now i would like to know if i can copy the software ID number to another HP machine type B2600.
I have some information that the software ID is unique and derived from the on-board ethernet port MAC address, is this right?

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Dennis Handly
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Registered: ‎03-06-2006
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Re: software ID HP-UX 10.20 B2600

>I would like to know if I can copy the software ID number to another HP machine type B2600.

 

You can't but in the past, a SE would have to go out and use a restricted tool to change the ID.


>I have some information that the software ID is unique and derived from the on-board ethernet port MAC address, is this right?

 

This is also another type of licensing ID that some applications use.

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V. Nyga
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Re: software ID hpux10.2 B2600

If you know the old MAC address, you can try to give it to the new ws:
In /etc/rc.config.d/hpetherconf .
you can add a Mac address in HP_ETHER_STATION_ADDRESS[0]=

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V. Nyga
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Re: software ID hpux10.2 B2600

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