Manage licenses

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

Manage Cloud Volumes ONTAP licenses

You can manage the following types of licenses for Cloud Volumes ONTAP:

  • Bring your own license (BYOL), which are licenses that you purchase from NetApp.

  • Marketplace subscriptions, which are hourly or annual subscriptions from your cloud provider’s marketplace.

  • Eval licenses, which are evaluation licenses that you can later convert to the BYOL licensing model.

Manage BYOL system licenses

A system license is required for each Cloud Volumes ONTAP system.

Obtain a system license file

In most cases, Cloud Manager can automatically obtain your license file using your NetApp Support Site account. But if it can’t, then you’ll need to manually upload the license file. If you don’t have the license file, you can obtain it from netapp.com.

Steps
  1. Go to the NetApp License File Generator and log in using your NetApp Support Site credentials.

  2. Enter your password, choose your product, enter the serial number, confirm that you have read and accepted the privacy policy, and then click Submit.

    Example

    Screen shot: Shows an example of the NetApp License File Generator web page filled out

  3. Choose whether you want to receive the serialnumber.NLF JSON file through email or direct download.

Update a system license

When you renew a BYOL subscription by contacting a NetApp representative, Cloud Manager automatically obtains the new license from NetApp and installs it on the Cloud Volumes ONTAP system.

If Cloud Manager can’t access the license file over the secure internet connection, you can obtain the file yourself and then manually upload the file to Cloud Manager.

Steps
  1. Click Settings > Digital Wallet.

  2. In the BYOL tab, expand the details for a Cloud Volumes ONTAP system.

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

  4. Upload the license file (or files if you have an HA pair).

  5. Click Update License.

Result

Cloud Manager updates the license on the Cloud Volumes ONTAP system.

Manage BYOL extra capacity licenses

You can purchase extra capacity licenses for a Cloud Volumes ONTAP BYOL system to allocate more than the 368 TB of capacity that’s provided with a BYOL system license. For example, you might purchase one extra license capacity to allocate up to 736 TB of capacity to Cloud Volumes ONTAP. Or you could purchase three extra capacity licenses to get up to 1.4 PB.

The number of licenses that you can purchase for a single node system or HA pair is unlimited.

Add capacity licenses

Purchase an extra capacity license by contacting us through the chat icon in the lower-right of Cloud Manager. After you purchase the license, you can apply it to a Cloud Volumes ONTAP system.

Steps
  1. Click Settings > Digital Wallet.

  2. In the BYOL tab, expand the details for a Cloud Volumes ONTAP system.

  3. Click Add Capacity License.

  4. Enter the serial number or upload the license file (or files if you have an HA pair).

  5. Click Add Capacity License.

Update capacity licenses

If you extended the term of an extra capacity license, you’ll need to update the license in Cloud Manager.

Steps
  1. Click Settings > Digital Wallet.

  2. In the BYOL tab, expand the details for a Cloud Volumes ONTAP system.

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

  4. Upload the license file (or files if you have an HA pair).

  5. Click Update License.

Remove capacity licenses

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

Steps
  1. Click Settings > Digital Wallet.

  2. In the BYOL tab, expand the details for a Cloud Volumes ONTAP system.

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

  4. Click Remove.

Convert an Eval license to BYOL

An evaluation license is good for 30 days. You can apply a new BYOL license on top of the evaluation license for an in-place upgrade (this requires a restart of single node systems).

Steps
  1. Click Settings > Digital Wallet.

  2. Click Eval.

  3. In the table, click Convert to BYOL License for a Cloud Volumes ONTAP system.

  4. Enter the serial number or upload the license file.

  5. Click Convert License.

Manage Cloud Backup licenses

A Backup license enables you to use Cloud Backup for a certain period of time and for a maximum amount of backup space. The Backup BYOL license applies to all Cloud Volumes ONTAP and on-premises systems associated with your Cloud Central account.

Obtain your Cloud Backup license file

When you add your license to Cloud Manager, you can enter the serial number or upload the NLF license file.

Steps
  1. Go to the NetApp Support Site and click Systems > Software Licenses.

  2. Enter your Cloud Backup serial number.

    A screenshot that shows a table of licenses after searching by serial number.

  3. Under License Key, click Get NetApp License File.

  4. Enter your Cloud Manager System ID (this is called a Tenant ID on the support site) and click Submit.

    A screenshot that shows the get license dialog box where you enter your tenant ID and then click Submit to download the license file.

Add or update a Cloud Backup license

Add or update your Cloud Backup license to Cloud Manager so that the Cloud Backup service is active.

Steps
  1. Click Settings > Digital Wallet.

  2. Click Cloud Backup Licenses.

  3. If you don’t have an existing license, click Add Backup License.

  4. Click Add Backup License or Update Backup License depending on whether you are adding a new license or updating an existing license.

  5. Enter the license information and click Add Backup License or Update Backup License:

    • If you have the serial number, select the Enter Backup BYOL Serial Number option and enter the serial number.

    • If you have the backup license file, select the Upload Backup BYOL License option and follow the prompts to attach the file.

      A screenshot that shows the page to add the Backup BYOL license.

Result

Cloud Manager adds or updates the license so that your Cloud Backup service is active.