Installing the license for using array LUNs

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The V_StorageAttach license must be installed on each ONTAP node that you want to use with array LUNs. It is not a single license for the cluster. Array LUNs cannot be used in aggregates until a license is installed.

What you’ll need

  • The cluster must be installed.

  • You must have the license key for the V_StorageAttach license.

You need not perform this procedure if the license key for the V_StorageAttach package is already installed. If the ONTAP system is ordered with disks, the factory typically installs the license package for you. Alternatively, many customers install all necessary licenses early in the installation process.

Steps
  1. For each ONTAP node in the cluster for use with array LUNs, enter the following command on the node: system license add license key

    vgv3170f41a> license
    Serial Number: nnnnnnnn
    Owner: mysystem1a
    Package           Type    Description           Expiration
    ----------------- ------- --------------------- --------------------
    V_StorageAttach   license Virtual Attached Storage
  2. Look at the output to confirm that the V_StorageAttach package is shown.