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New Licensing model

With reference to TID 7000769, "Understanding the Unlimited Licensing Model", I understand most of the description of what is necessary to do in order to install a new unlimited license into our tree. What I do not understand, however, is the last sentence:

"In order for the new license to be consumed, the server(s) will need to be rebooted."

What?
All Servers?
We have 12 NW 6.5 servers, so if the answer is that all servers should be rebooted, I have two follow-up questions?
Is there somewhere I can "store" the present licenses (Server and User) in case their deletion and installation of the new unlimited license does not work?
and
Should I undertake this task only at some ungodly time when no one in her/his right mind is trying to get any work done; that is to say, for example at 3 a.m. on a Saturday night, then reboot the servers one at a time?
Finally, we just purchased 50 new OES User licenses, but I am told these are "paper-only" licenses used for auditing purposes only, so we do indeed need to get this new model installed as we have effectively "run out" of User licenses.
Whew, how I do go on...
Thank you in advance for any clarification.
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Re: New Licensing model

Hi,

josuer wrote:
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> "In order for the new license to be consumed, the server(s) will need
> to be rebooted."


That's incorrect. The server will pick up the new license just fine.
Theremay be a delay, if you want to overcome that, simply do "unload
nlslsp" on the console after deleting the old license. It will reload
automatically and pickup the new license.

CU,
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Massimo Rosen
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josuer Absent Member.
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Re: New Licensing model

Thank you!
And am I correct in assuming that User "licenses" are no longer necessary? i.e., Any number of users can connect...will they "consume" licenses as well from the same "unlimited" license?
Or are User licenses completely "gone" from the Tree?
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Re: New Licensing model

Hi,

josuer wrote:
>
> Thank you!
> And am I correct in assuming that User "licenses" are no longer
> necessary?


Correct.

> i.e., Any number of users can connect...will they "consume"
> licenses as well from the same "unlimited" license?


No. There is no more user license at all.

CU,
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Massimo Rosen
Novell Product Support Forum Sysop
No emails please!
http://www.cfc-it.de
CU,
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Massimo Rosen
Micro Focus Knowledge Partner
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