Communicates with the License Use Management server and requests an AIX Version 4 concurrent-use license for each countable login.
monitord [ -t Minutes ] [ -v Version.Release]
The AIX Version 4 BOS has multiple ways to access the system, and each of them has a different behavior upon exit. The monitord daemon provides a common interface to the License Use Management netlsd. monitord communicates with the License Use Management server and requests a AIX Version 4 concurrent-use license for each countable login.
Note: The License Use Management licensing mechanism is used only if the system has the floating license mode enabled.
After user logout, monitord requests netlsd to release the specific AIX Version 4 license the user was using, in order to make it available for further logins.
monitord is started when the chlicense -f on command is used to enable the floating license mode. When the floating license mode is enabled, monitord is started upon system startup via an entry in /etc/inittab. The default (invoked without -t option) is an interval of fifteen minutes.
The entry in /etc/inittab looks like the following:
monitord:2:once:/usr/sbin/monitord >/dev/console 2>&1
|-t Minutes||Sets the value in minutes of the heartbeat interval. A value of 0 sets an infinite interval. The default is fifteen minutes.|
|-v Version.Release||Enables the floating license mode for a license of the specified Version and Release. For example, -v AIX 4.2 enables a 4.2 license.|