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System Manager Classic

Add node-locked licenses

Contributors netapp-lenida NetAppZacharyWambold

If the cluster has features that use node-locked licenses (which entitle only specific nodes to the licensed functionality), you must ensure that node-locked licenses are installed for the new nodes. You should add the licenses before the nodes are joined to the cluster.

Complete this task if you are using the Classic System Manager UI with ONTAP 9.7 and earlier releases. If you are using the System Manager UI with ONTAP 9.7 and later, see Enable new features by adding license keys.

For more information about managing licenses, see Manage licenses overview.

  1. Add each license key by using the system license add command.

    cluster1::> system license add -license-code AAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  2. View the existing licenses by using the system license show command.

    cluster1::> system license show
    Serial Number: 9-99-999999
    Owner: cluster1
    Package           Type    Description           Expiration
    ----------------- ------- --------------------- --------------------
    Base              site    Cluster Base License  -
    NFS               license NFS License           -
    CIFS              license CIFS License          -
  3. Review the output to ensure that a node-locked license is displayed for all serial numbers, including serial numbers for existing and new nodes.