Manage capacity-based licenses

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Manage your capacity-based licenses from the Digital Wallet to ensure that your NetApp account has enough capacity for your Cloud Volumes ONTAP systems.

Capacity-based licenses enable you to pay for Cloud Volumes ONTAP per TiB of capacity.

The Digital Wallet enables you to manage licenses for Cloud Volumes ONTAP from a single location. You can add new licenses and update existing licenses.

How licenses are added to the Digital Wallet

After you purchase a license from your NetApp sales representative, NetApp will send you an email with the serial number and additional licensing details.

In the meantime, Cloud Manager automatically queries NetApp’s licensing service to obtain details about the licenses associated with your NetApp Support Site account. If there are no errors, Cloud Manager automatically adds the licenses to the Digital Wallet.

If Cloud Manager can’t add the license, you’ll need to manually add them to the Digital Wallet yourself. For example, if the Connector is installed in a location that doesn’t have internet access, you’ll need to add the licenses yourself. Learn how to add purchased licenses to your account.

View your account’s capacity

View the licensed capacity and provisioned capacity by package to ensure that you have enough room for your data volumes.

Steps
  1. Click All Services > Digital Wallet > Cloud Volumes ONTAP.

  2. With Capacity Based Licenses selected, view the licensed capacity and provisioned capacity for each package.

    A screenshot that shows the amount of provisioned capacity versus licensed capacity for the professional package and essentials package.

  3. If needed, purchase additional licensed capacity and then add the license to your account.

Add purchased licenses to your account

If you don’t see your purchased licenses in the Digital Wallet, you’ll need to add the licenses to Cloud Manager so that the capacity is available for Cloud Volumes ONTAP.

What you’ll need
  • You need to provide Cloud Manager the serial number of the license or the license file.

  • If you want to enter the serial number, you first need to add your NetApp Support Site account to Cloud Manager. This is the NetApp Support Site account that’s authorized to access the serial number.

Steps
  1. Click All Services > Digital Wallet > Cloud Volumes ONTAP.

  2. Click Add License.

  3. Enter the serial number for your capacity-based license or upload the license file.

    If you entered a serial number, you also need to select the NetApp Support Site account that’s authorized to access the serial number.

  4. Click Add License.

Update a capacity-based license

If you purchased additional capacity or extended the term of your license, Cloud Manager automatically updates the license in the Digital Wallet. There’s nothing that you need to do.

However, if you deployed Cloud Manager in a location that doesn’t have internet access, then you’ll need to manually update the license in Cloud Manager.

What you’ll need

The license file (or files if you have an HA pair).

Steps
  1. Click All Services > Digital Wallet > Cloud Volumes ONTAP.

  2. Click the action menu next to the license and select Update License.

  3. Upload the license file.

  4. Click Upload License.

Remove a capacity-based license

If a capacity-based license expired and is no longer in use, then you can remove it at any time.

Steps
  1. Click All Services > Digital Wallet > Cloud Volumes ONTAP.

  2. Click the action menu next to the license and select Remove License.

  3. Click Remove to confirm.