Adding licenses

If your storage system software was installed at the factory, System Manager automatically adds the software to its list of licenses. If the software was not installed at the factory or if you want to add additional software licenses, you can add the software license by using System Manager.

Before you begin

The software license code for the specific ONTAP service must be available.

About this task

Steps

  1. Click the Configurations tab.
  2. In the Cluster Settings pane, click Licenses.
  3. In the Licenses window, click Add.
  4. In the Add License dialog box, perform the appropriate steps:
    If you want to... Do this...
    Add a license for a specific ONTAP service
    1. Enter the software license key.

      You can add multiple licenses by entering the software license keys, separated by commas.

    2. Click Add.
    Add a capacity based license
    1. Click Browse and select the capacity based license file.
    2. Click Add.
    Add a license for a specific ONTAP service and add a capacity based license
    1. Enter the software license key.

      You can add multiple licenses by entering the software license keys, separated by commas.

    2. Click Browse and select the capacity based license file.
    3. Click Add.
    The new license is added.

    The Add License Status dialog box displays the list of licenses that were added successfully. The window also displays the license keys of the licenses that were not added and the reason.

  5. Click Close.

Result

The software license is added to your storage system and is displayed in the list of licenses in the Licenses window.