Enable storage array feature

The enable storageArray feature file command enables a feature for either a permanent upgrade to the storage array or a trial period.

Supported Arrays

This command applies to any individual storage array, including the E2700, E5600, E2800, E5700, EF600 and EF300 arrays, as long as all SMcli packages are installed.

Roles

To execute this command on an E2800, E5700, EF600, or EF300 storage array, you must have the Storage Admin or Support Admin role.

Context

This command performs one of these actions:

A feature pack is a predefined set of several features, such as Storage Partitioning and Synchronous Mirroring. These features are combined for the convenience of the users. When users install a feature pack, all of the features in the feature pack are installed at one time.

Each feature is managed by a license key that is generated for a specific feature or feature pack and a specific storage array. The license key is delivered as a file that you run to apply the license for the feature.

To determine which features are loaded on the storage array run the show storageArray features command. The show storageArray features command lists all of the features installed on the storage array, which features can be evaluated for a trial period, which features are enabled, and which features are disabled.

Syntax to enable a feature key

enable storageArray feature file="filename"

The file parameter identifies the file path and the file name of a valid feature key file. Enclose the file path and the file name in double quotation marks (" "). For example:

file="C:\Program Files\CLI\dnld\ftrkey.key"

Valid file names for feature key files end with a .key extension.

You will need a feature key file for each feature that you want to enable.

Syntax to enable a feature pack

enable storageArray featurePack file="filename"

The file parameter identifies the file path and the file name of a valid feature pack file. Enclose the file path and the file name in double quotation marks (" "). For example:

file="C:\Program Files\CLI\dnld\ftrpk.key"

Valid file names for feature key files end with a .key extension.

Syntax to enable a feature for a trial period

enable storageArray feature=featureAttributeList

To evaluate a feature for a trial period, you can enter one or more of the following attribute values for the featureAttributeList. If you enter more than one attribute value, separate the values with a space.

Minimum firmware level

8.25 removes all attributes that are no longer valid.