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What is a Host ID . How do I determine my Host ID in order to activate or get passcodes for my license?

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In order to activate or get passcodes for my license, I must provide a Host ID or Machine ID. What is this ID and how do I retreive this from my machine
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Host ID for Linux

If you are on an linux machine, you can obtain hte Host ID by issuing the following command at the prompt:

/sbin/ifconfig eth0
Look for the return value that begins with "HWaddr",
for example: HWaddr 00:50:2C:05:0D:26
The Host ID is your ethernet address, without colons: "00502C050D26"

Reference :
http://www.byo-solutions.com/hostid.htm#linux
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Note: Host ID is better known as MAC-address.
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  If i run command "hostid" it look like this , if i want to change this host id  ,how i can ?  is it relate with mac address?
testserver:/opt/tivoli/tsm/server/bin # hostid
0x80afa10
testserver:/opt/tivoli/tsm/server/bin #
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On linux you execute command as fosiul01 suggested.  
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I take my word back, you can use hostid command, it parses the mac-address so it must be used for the license.  

MAC-address isnt changed easily on the server, easier is to change network interface card.

Makes me wonder you should change your hostid to something else, license issues?
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Thanks
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