Removing the trial license

The trial license (serial number ending with "50") cannot be deleted using the SnapCenter GUI. If you are using a controller-based SnapCenter Standard license and need to remove the capacity-based trial license from the SnapCenter GUI, you must use MySQL commands to remove the trial license manually.

Before you begin

A SnapCenter Standard controller-based license must be added before you can remove the trial license. Instructions are in the "Adding a SnapCenter controller-based license using the ONTAP command line" section.

About this task

Removing a trial license manually is only required if you are using a SnapCenter Standard controller-based license. If you procured a SnapCenter Standard capacity-based license and add it in the SnapCenter GUI, the trial license gets overwritten automatically.


  1. On the SnapCenter Server, open a command prompt.
  2. Connect to MySQL: mysql -u root -p

    MySQL prompts you for the password.

  3. Enter the MySQL credentials used at the time of installing SnapCenter.
  4. Remove the trial license from the database: use nsm; DELETE FROM nsm_License WHERE nsm_License_Serial_Number='510000050';