2017-08-03 04:26 AM
You will need to work with your account team to acquire a license for SnapCenter.
They will need to order a $0 trial license.
As a reminder, the SnapCenter Standard capacity based license is only needed for ONTAP Cloud and ONTAP Select systems.
If you as using a FAS or AFF then you need a different license - The SnapManagerSuite trial license.
If you are already using a SnapManager product that is licenses at the controller (not the host) level, which uses the SnapManagerSuite license, then you already fully licensed for SnapCenter Standard on FAS and AFF platforms.
Hope this helps,
2017-08-17 10:34 AM
I too am having a license problem with 3.0. I am trying to add a new OnTap Cluster to the storage systems, I fill out the form and receive the message illustrated below. Our clusters are licensed with the premium bundle, and the documentation states no license should be required in this scenario.
2017-08-17 10:39 AM
What are you trying to protect?
If you are trying to protect enterprise apps like SQL or Oracle, or VMware, then the SnapCenter Standard license is applied at the controller level using the SnapManagerSuite license.
In this scenario you need to add the SVM and not the cluster into SnapCenter.
The cluster context is ONLY used for the Advanced use cases. This is currently limited to the NAS File Services capability.
In this case there is some advacned automation that requires the cluster context and only the cluster is used.
Hope this helps,
2017-08-17 10:48 AM
Ok - then you need to work with your account team to get access to a SnapCenter Advanced license.
This license is based on capacity consumed and is not included as part of the premium bundle.
There is a trial license available.