Update EMC ViPR SRM licenses after they have expired


Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert

If you are running EMC ViPR SRM, and your license key expires you will no longer be able to log into the UI where you could have installed a new license key.  Instead you will need to update the license(s) via the command line.  The directions I had found had a mistake were unclear, so thought I’d publish the steps that worked for me here.

First and foemost, obtain your new license key by submitting a SR (Service Request) via support.emc.com and follow the steps below.

  1. Launch WinSCP or your file copy tool of choice
  2. Connect to your ViPR SRM front end server and login in as a user who can elevate privileges (Default root/Changeme1!)
  3. Navigate to /opt/APG/
  4. Upload the license key zip file (which may have multiple license files
    1. If not already, name the file licenses.zip – It gave me an error when it was  not named that
  5. SSH to your ViPR SRM FE server
  6. Login as  a user who can elevate privileges
  7. Run:

/opt/APG/bin/manage-licenses.sh install /opt/APG/licenses.zip

/opt/APG/bin/manage-modules.sh service restart tomcat

You should now be able to log in

ViPR SRM Dashboard

ViPR SRM Dashboard

Update EMC ViPR SRM licenses after they have expired