Retrieving SnapCenter controller-based licenses from the NetApp Support Site

If you are using FAS or AFF storage, you can retrieve the SnapCenter controller-based license from the NetApp Support Site before you can install it using the ONTAP command line.

Before you begin


  1. Log in to the the NetApp Support Site at
  2. Navigate to Products > Manage Products > Software Licenses.
  3. In the Selection Criteria area, ensure Serial Number (located on back of unit) is selected, enter the controller serial number, and then click Go!.
    A list of licenses for the specified controller is displayed.
  4. Locate and record the SnapCenter Standard or SnapManagerSuite license.