Check the following:
1. Ensure the $SPECROOT/bin/VBNS/license/license.ini file exists. If not, copy one from another Spectrum system of the same version and patch install (or open a case with CA Support if you do not have another system to use).
2. Check the permissions on the $SPECROOT/bin/VBNS/license/license.ini file. The owner and group owner should be the same as the user that owns the Spectrum install. Permissions should be r/w for the owner and read for the group. Similar to the following:
-rw-r----- 1 spectrum spectrum 79 Aug 3 07:17 ./bin/VBNS/license/license.ini
3. Ensure the BES_LIC_DIR parameter in the /opt/SPECTRUM/spectrum80.env file is set to the $SPECROOT/bin/VBNS/license directory
4. Once the above has been resolved, restart the SpectroSERVER.