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1930596 - SySAM: Invalid host on a VM - SAP ASE


  • When running ASE in on a VM host
  • ASE reports on startup:

SySAM: Invalid host. The hostid of this system does not match the hostid specified in the license file. Unserved licenses can only be used on the host for which the license was generated.
If the license is intended for use on this machine then you need to check-in the license and regenerate it using the host id for this machine.

  • Having used the "sysamcap PARTITION" command to obtain hostid information for the VM and generated a new license, ASE reports:

SySAM: The HOSTID of the license prevents use when PARTITION capacity licensing is configured. You need to re-generate the license at the Sybase Product
Download Center using the HOSTID reported by the 'sysamcap' utility.



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) Small Business Edition 15.7
  • Sysam
  • VM solution, for example VMWare ESX


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7


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