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3089353 - Number of cores in SYSAM license for uncapped LPAR on AIX


  • How to determine the number of cores for a PARTITION sub-capacity license on an uncapped LPAR on AIX ?
  • ASE running in an AIX LPAR requiring too many CP licenses;
  • AIX lparstat commands reports, for example:

"Maximum Capacity" =  3 
"Online Virtual CPUs" = 2

  • For the example above, ASE errorlog shows:

SySAM Licensing capacity set to PARTITION licensing. All ASE instances running on IBM_LPAR_1 (HOSTID=PARTITION-ID=11112222aaaabbbb) will share licenses. License quantities are based on 12 logical processor(s), 3 core(s) in 1 chip(s).
SySAM: Checked out graced license for 3 ASE_CORE ... will expire Thu Sep  9 20:35:39 2021.
SySAM: Failed to obtain license(s) for ASE_CORE feature from license file(s) or server(s
SySAM: Insufficient ASE_CORE CPU licenses. ASE requires 3 ASE_CORE ("CP") CPU licenses for use on this machine but only 2 could be obtained.



  • All SYSAM enabled ex-Sybase products on IBM AIX OS :
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 
  • SAP IQ
  • SAP Replication Server (SRS)


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0


"Maximum Capacity"  , lparstat , sysamcap , sysamcap partition, cpuinfo ,  core , KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , BC-SYB-REP , Sybase Replication Server (standalone) , BC-SYB-IQ , Sybase IQ , Problem

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