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Acquiring a capacity tier license

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When using capacity tiers licensing, you need to acquire a license file for each ONTAP Select node. The license file defines the storage capacity for the node and is locked to the node through the unique nine-digit serial number assigned by NetApp.

Before you begin

You must have the nine-digit license serial number assigned to the node by NetApp. Before attempting to acquire a license file, you should wait at least twenty four hours after the shipped date of your purchase order.

About this task

You must perform this task for each ONTAP Select node requiring a capacity tier license.

Steps
  1. Access the ONTAP Select license site using a web browser:

  2. Sign in using your NetApp account credentials.

  3. On the License Generator page, select the desired license offering from the dropdown box.

  4. Fill in the remaining fields on the same page, including the Product Serial #, which is the serial number for the ONTAP Select node.

  5. Click Submit.

  6. After the request has been validated, select the delivery method for the license.

    You can click either Download License or Email License.

  7. Confirm that you received the license file based on your selected delivery method.

After you finish

You must upload the license file to the Deploy administration utility before it can be applied to an ONTAP Select node.