Clone technology used in SMI-S Provider
You must have a FlexClone license for SMI-S Provider to create LUN clones.
SMI-S Provider creates LUN clones on that storage system using only FlexClone technology. If you do not have a FlexClone license, SMI-S Provider does not generate clones using LUN clone technology, and it generates the following error message:
FlexClone license is not enabled on the storage system.
If you have LUN clones that were created using LUN clone technology, and the Data ONTAP version is then upgraded to 7.3.1 or later, you cannot use SMI-S Provider to split those clones. They must be managed by the storage system administrator.