Commands for managing licenses


You use the system license commands to manage feature licenses for the cluster. You use the system feature-usage commands to monitor feature usage.

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Add one or more licenses

system license add

Display information about installed licenses, for example:

  • License package name and description

  • License type (site, license, or demo)

  • Expiration date, if applicable

  • The cluster or nodes that a package is licensed for

  • Whether the license was installed prior to Data ONTAP 8.2 (legacy)

  • Customer ID

system license show


Some information is displayed only when you use the –instance parameter.

Display all packages that require licenses and their current license status, including the following:

  • The package name

  • The licensed method

  • The expiration date, if applicable

system license status show

Delete the license of a package from the cluster or a node whose serial number you specify

system license delete

Display or remove expired or unused licenses

system license clean-up

Display summary of feature usage in the cluster on a per-node basis

system feature-usage show-summary

Display feature usage status in the cluster on a per-node and per-week basis

system feature-usage show-history

Display the status of license entitlement risk for each license package

system license entitlement-risk show


Some information is displayed only when you use the -detail and -instance parameters.

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