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Using License Keys with Data ONTAP 8.1 7-Mode

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Applies to

  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8    
  •  Data ONTAP 8.2 7-Mode    
  •  Data ONTAP 8.1 7-Mode    
  •  Data ONTAP 8 7-Mode 

Answer

How are license keys installed?

License keys are typically installed by NetApp prior to delivering the product to the user. For add-on software (purchased for an existing system), license keys must be installed on-site by a user. License keys can be installed using the Data ONTAP CLI or using management software (for example, OnCommand System Manager 2.x).

The tables below are based on currently sold licensed products, and identify the license key that must be installed in order to use specific products.

How do I determine which license keys to use?

Data ONTAP 8.1 release family license key usage varies based on the platform. The tables below identify whether a key is needed for a given product on a given platform. Typically, each license key unlocks a single product (for example, FlexClone). However, in some cases, a single license key may unlock multiple products (for example, in Data ONTAP 8.1 the SnapManager for Exchange license key unlocks all products in the SnapManager Suite - which is a change from Data ONTAP 8.0, where each SnapManager required its own license key - as shown in Table 3, below).

Table 1:

Software license keys for FAS22xx, FAS/V32xx, and FAS/V62xx series systems:

Software Product Name Included Products  License Key Details
Data ONTAP Essentials One Protocol of choice (see Protocols below), HTTP, Deduplication, NearStore, DSM/MPIO, SyncMirror, MultiStore, FlexCache, MetroCluster, High availability Only SyncMirror Local, Cluster Failover and Cluster Failover Remote license keys are required for Data ONTAP 8.1
DSM/MPIO License key must be installed on the Server
Protocols iSCSI, FCP, CIFS, NFS (all protocols sold separately) Each Protocol license key must be installed separately.
SnapRestore SnapRestore ®   SnapRestore license key must be installed separately
SnapMirror SnapMirror ® SnapMirror license key unlocks all product features
FlexClone FlexClone ® FlexClone license key must be installed separately
SnapVault SnapVault® Primary and SnapVault® Secondary SnapVault Secondary license key unlocks both Primary and Secondary SnapVault
SnapLock SnapLock ® Compliance and SnapLock ® Enterprise

Each product is unlocked by its own Master license key available via the NetApp Support Site

SnapManager Suite SnapManagers for Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, Oracle, SAP, Virtual Infrastructure, Hyper-V, and SnapDrives for Windows and UNIX SnapManager Exchange license key unlocks all products in the SnapManager Suite
Complete Bundle All Protocols, Single MailBox Recovery, SnapLock ®, SnapRestore ®, SnapMirror ®, FlexClone ®, SnapVault ®, and SnapManager Suite

Refer to the individual Product License Key Details

OnCommand Insight Balance OnCommand Insight Balance ® License Key must be installed on ONTAP
SnapProtect SnapProtect ® License Key must be installed on server
Net Connect Net Connect ® No key required
Table 2:

Software license keys for the FAS2040 only:

Software Product Name Included Products License Key Details
Base Pack iSCSI, FCP, HTTP, Deduplication (ASIS) ®, NearStore®, SyncMirror ® iSCSI, FCP and SyncMirror Local license key must be installed separately
Foundation Pack SnapRestore®, SnapVault® Primary, Provisioning Manager SnapRestore license key unlocks all the products in the Foundation Pack
Protection Pack SnapMirror ®, SnapVault Secondary, Protection Manager SnapMirror license key unlocks all the products in the Protection Pack
Application Pack All SnapManager ® products, SnapDrive ® , DSM, Single Mailbox Recovery. Includes all components of Server Pack SnapManager Exchange license key unlocks all the products in the Application Pack
Server Pack SnapMirror ® SnapManager Virtual Infrastructure, SnapManager for Hyper-V, SnapDrive, and DSM
Since Server Pack is a subset of Application Pack, SnapManager Exchange license key unlocks all the products in both the Application and Server Packs
Advanced Pack FlexClone ®, MultiStore ®, SnapLock ® FlexClone license key unlocks all the products in the Advanced Pack
Ad Hoc Software Controller Failover (HA), Protocols (CIFS, NFS), SnapLock, SnapLock Enterprise Each product requires its own license key to be installed separately
Where can I find the license keys?

Go to the NetApp Support Site and click Products > Software Licenses. Search by Controller Serial Number to find keys related to a specific system, or by Sales Order to find all keys for an order. Other search parameters are supported, as well. In some instances, license keys might be located on the Master License Keys page under Downloads > Software, also on the NetApp Support Site.

Does NetApp provide a single license key for products that include multiple software components or is a key provided for each component?

NetApp typically provides a key for each component, but the licensing functionality in Data ONTAP allows a single key to unlock multiple components (for example, SnapManager Exchange license key unlocks all components in the SnapManager Suite). Refer to the tables above to see which license key unlocks all components of a particular offering. 

What are the requirements prior to upgrading to the Data ONTAP 8.1 7-Mode release family?

Some products changed their license key needs from 8.0 to 8.1 and require specific keys to be present in 8.0 prior to upgrading in order for the 8.1 upgrade to succeed. Specifically, for upgrading any SnapManager products, ensure the SnapManager for Exchange license key is installed prior to upgrading; this will enable all SnapManagers in 8.1 after the upgrade. For upgrading SnapVault, ensure the SnapVault Secondary license key is installed in 8.0 prior to upgrading; this will enable both SnapVault products in 8.1. To ensure a successful upgrade of all features, it is recommended to install all of the keys.

Which products require a license key for Data ONTAP 8.1 7-Mode?

The table below identifies whether the Data ONTAP 8.1 7-Mode feature requires a license key or not. If the product requires a license key, use the tables above to identify which license keys enable which products.

Table 3:
Feature or Product Platform
FAS2040 30xx, 31xx, and 60xx FAS22xx, 32xx, 62xx
Controller Failover     Requires license key Requires license key Requires license key
Controller Failover  Remote   Requires license key Requires license key
CIFS Requires license key Requires license key Requires license key
Disk Sanitization Use the options command to set licensed_feature.disk_sanitization.enable to on.
Fibre Channel Use the options command to set  licensed_feature.fcp.enable to on. Requires license key Requires license key
FlexCache Use the options command to set licensed_feature.flexcache_nfs.enable to on.  
FlexClone Requires license key Requires license key Requires license key
FlexScale   Requires license key  
iSCSI Use the options command to set licensed_feature.iscsi.enable to on.  Requires license key
MultiStore * Use the options command to set licensed_feature.multistore.enable to on. Requires license key Use the options command to set licensed_feature.multistore.enable to on.
NearStore Use the options command to set licensed_feature.nearstore_option.enable to on.
NFS Requires license key Requires license key Requires license key
Operations Manager   Requires license key  
Protection Manager   Requires license key  
Provisioning Manager   Requires license key  
SM SQL   Requires license key  
SnapDrive for Windows   Requires license key  
SnapLock Requires license key Requires license key  
SnapLock Enterprise Requires license key Requires license key  
SnapManager for Hyper-V Requires license key Could require a license key, ask your sales or support representative Could require a license key, ask your sales or support representative
SnapManager for Oracle   Requires license key  
SnapManager for SAP   Requires license key  
SnapManager for SharePoint   Requires license key  
SnapManager for Virtual Infrastructure     Could require a license key, ask your sales or support representative
SnapManager for Exchange Requires license key Requires license key Requires license key
SnapMirror Requires license key Requires license key Requires license key
SnapProtect Requires license key Requires license key Requires license key
SnapRestore Requires license key Requires license key Requires license key
SnapVault (Secondary)   Requires license key Requires license key
SnapVault for Linux   Requires license key  
SnapVault for UNIX   Requires license key  
SnapVault for Vi   Requires license key  
SnapVault for Windows OFM   Requires license key  
SnapVault for Windows   Requires license key  
SyncMirror Requires license key Requires license key Requires license key
V-Series   Requires license key Requires license key
VLD Use the options command to set licensed_feature.vld.enable to on

FlexClone license needs to be installed prior to setting this option.

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