Remove the trial license

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The trial license (serial number ending with “50”) cannot be deleted using the SnapCenter GUI. If you are using a controller-based SnapCenter Standard license and need to remove the capacity-based trial license from the SnapCenter GUI, you must use MySQL commands to remove the trial license manually.

About this task

Removing a trial license manually is only required if you are using a SnapCenter Standard controller-based license. If you procured a SnapCenter Standard capacity-based license and add it in the SnapCenter GUI, the trial license gets overwritten automatically.

Steps

  1. On the SnapCenter Server, open a PowerShell window to reset the MySQL password.

    1. Run the Open-SmConnection cmdlet to initiate a connection session with the SnapCenter Server for a SnapCenterAdmin account.

    2. Run the Set-SmRepositoryPassword to reset the MySQL password.

      For information about the cmdlets, see SnapCenter Software Cmdlet Reference Guide.

  2. Open the command prompt and run mysql -u root -p to log into MySQL.

    MySQL prompts you for the password. Enter the credentials you provided while resetting the password.

  3. Remove the trial license from the database:

    use nsm;``DELETE FROM nsm_License WHERE nsm_License_Serial_Number='510000050';