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3089353 - SAP ASE running in an AIX LPAR requiring too many CP licenses


  • ASE running in an AIX LPAR requiring too many CP licenses

  • AIX lparstat commands reports (for example)
               “Maximum Capacity” =  3 
               “Online Virtual CPUs” = 2

  • ASE errorlog entries show :

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 24 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.



  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7
  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise  16.0, up to SP02 PL04 (using SySAM version < 2.4)


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0


“Maximum Capacity”  , lparstat , sysamcap , sysamcap partition, cpuinfo ,  , KBA , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , Problem

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