Locating the controller serial number

You must know your controller serial number before you can retrieve your SnapCenter controller-based license. You can locate the controller serial number using the ONTAP command line.

Before you begin

You must be a cluster administrator on the FAS or AFF system.

Steps

  1. Log in to the controller using the ONTAP command line.
  2. Enter the system show -instance command, and then review the output to locate the controller serial number.
    Example
    cluster1::> system show -instance
    
                                                  Node: fas8080-41-42-01
                                                 Owner:
                                              Location: RTP 1.5
                                                 Model: FAS8080
                                         Serial Number: 123451234511
                                             Asset Tag: -
                                                Uptime: 143 days 23:46
                                       NVRAM System ID: xxxxxxxxx
                                             System ID: xxxxxxxxxx
                                                Vendor: NetApp
                                                Health: true
                                           Eligibility: true
                               Differentiated Services: false
                                   All-Flash Optimized: false
    
                                                  Node: fas8080-41-42-02
                                                 Owner:
                                              Location: RTP 1.5
                                                 Model: FAS8080
                                         Serial Number: 123451234512
                                             Asset Tag: -
                                                Uptime: 144 days 00:08
                                       NVRAM System ID: xxxxxxxxx
                                             System ID: xxxxxxxxxx
                                                Vendor: NetApp
                                                Health: true
                                           Eligibility: true
                               Differentiated Services: false
                                   All-Flash Optimized: false
    2 entries were displayed.
    
    
  3. Record the serial numbers.