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How does Data ONTAP 8.2 7-mode enforce the license keys?

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Data Ontap 8.2 7-Mode

Answer

  •  In 7-Mode, Data ONTAP 8.2 checks to make sure that license keys have the correct Controller Serial Number upon installation.
  • The installation will fail if the host Controller Serial Number does not match the Controller Serial Number embedded in the license key.
  • Data ONTAP also checks for the proper license key during certain transactions, at certain time intervals, and upon a re-boot.
    • Different features might check their license key at different times.

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