[rescue] needed: u1 NVRAM chip

Brian Deloria bdeloria at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 17:25:58 CDT 2008

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 4:18 PM, Carl R. Friend <crfriend at rcn.com> wrote:

>   On Wed, 24 Sep 2008, Bill Bradford wrote:
>  On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 04:37:19PM -0400, Carl R. Friend wrote:
>>> [...]  We've got an SS-10 from the Jurassic Era that runs a
>>> license-manager, including licenses that we can't get re-cut
>>> because the original vendor no longer exists.
>> Can't you do the "hostid" trick on a newer machine and run them on
>> something newer (if they're locked to the hostid), or does this also
>> have software that you don't have the reinstallation media for?
>   I haven't tried resetting the hardware type in an NVRAM and
> seeing what happens.  Does Solaris query this NVRAM/config value
> for anything important?

Macromedia's FLEXlm License Manager is what we use at work to serve licenses
up for a particular piece of software.  From what I understand this was also
used by SGI as well for various software options.

When we moved from the U60 to a v240 I can't remember whether we had to
generate a file first or simply give the vendor the hostid to get a new
license file.  But it was a neccessity to say the least.

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