Install the License Key

After installing CA Easytrieve on Windows, UNIX or Linux for zSeries, or Linux PC, you must install the ALP license key that was sent to you when the product was purchased.
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After installing CA Easytrieve on Windows, UNIX or Linux for zSeries, or Linux PC, you must install the ALP license key that was sent to you when the product was purchased.
 CA Easytrieve for z/OS uses an LMP license instead of an ALP license key. The LMP license for CA Easytrieve for z/OS is available from Broadcom Support.
 
Follow these steps:
 
  1. Locate your ALP license key. If you do not have the ALP license key, contact CA Customer Care at 1-800-CALLCAI (1-800-2255-224).
  2. Open the ALP license key in a text editor and verify that it includes product code 2EZT.
  3. Verify that the ca.olf file is in the ca_lic folder. Directory path examples are as follows:
    UNIX/Linux
    /opt/CA/SharedComponents/ca_lic
    Windows
    C:\Program Files (x86)\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC
    • If the ca.olf file exists, continue with Step 4.
    • If the ca.olf file does 
      not
       exist, create the file as follows:
      1. Copy the entire ALP license key and paste it into a new text file.
      2. Save the text file as ca.olf. The file must have security permissions that, at a minimum, allow all users to read the file.
        The license key installation is complete.
  4. Run the following command:
    MERGEOLF -n
    new_olf
    [-c
    current_olf
    ] [-o
    output_olf
    ] [-b
    backup_olf
    ] [-d
    debug_log
    ]
    •  
      -n 
      new_olf
       
       
      Specifies the name of the new OLF file to merge.
    •  
      -c 
      current_olf
       
       
      Specifies the path and name of the current OLF file to merge.
      Default: ca.olf
    •  
      -o 
      output_olf
       
       
      Specifies the path and name of the new OLF file to create.
      Default: ca.olf
    •  
      -b 
      backup_olf
       
       
      Specifies the path and name of the backup of the current OLF file.
      Default: ca.old
    •  
      -d 
      debug_log
       
       
      Enables debugging and places information in the mergeolf.log file.
    The new CA Easytrieve *.olf license file is merged with the existing ca.olf license file and the license key installation is complete.
 
Example: Merge New License Into Old License File
 
The following example merges a new olf file that has been renamed to ca.nol into an existing ca.olf file:
MERGEOLF -n ca.nol -c c:\program files\ca\SharedComponents\ca_lic\ca.olf -o c:\program files\ca\SharedComponents\ca_lic\ca.olf -b c:\program files\ca\SharedComponents\ca_lic\ca.old