When you deploy Astra Control Center, it is installed with an embedded 90-day evaluation license for 4,800 CPU units. If you need more capacity or a longer evaluation period, or want to upgrade to a full license, you can obtain a different evaluation license or full license from NetApp.
You obtain a license in one of the following ways:
If you are evaluating Astra Control Center and need different evaluation terms than what is included in the embedded evaluation license, contact NetApp to request a different evaluation license file.
If you already purchased Astra Control Center, generate your NetApp license file (NLF) by logging in to the NetApp Support Site and navigating to your software licenses under the Systems menu.
For details about licenses needed for ONTAP storage backends, refer to supported storage backends.
|Make sure that your license enables at least as many CPU units as you need. If the number of CPU units that Astra Control Center is currently managing exceeds the available CPU units in the new license being applied, you will not be able to apply the new license.|
Evaluation licenses and full licenses
An embedded evaluation license is provided with a new Astra Control Center installation. An evaluation license enables the same capabilities and features as a full license for a limited (90 day) period. After the evaluation period, a full license is required to continue with full functionality.
If the active Astra Control Center license expires, UI and API functionality for the following features are unavailable:
Manual local snapshots and backups
Scheduled local snapshots and backups
Restoring from a snapshot or backup
Cloning from a snapshot or current state
Managing new applications
Configuring replication policies
How license consumption is calculated
When you add a new cluster to Astra Control Center, it doesn’t count toward consumed licenses until at least one application running on the cluster is managed by Astra Control Center.
When you start managing an app on a cluster, all of that cluster’s CPU units are included in the Astra Control Center license consumption, except Red Hat OpenShift cluster node CPU units that are reported by a using the label
Red Hat OpenShift infrastructure nodes do not consume licenses in Astra Control Center. To mark a node as an infrastructure node, apply the label