2011-02-17 07:54 AM
I have a question regarding the licensing of the new FAS3200 series. If I want to get the FAS3210a, which is the dual active/active controller, with the complete software bundle do I have to get two licenses one for each controller or just one for the enclosure.
2011-02-17 10:18 PM
Do you ask how to install them or how to order them? When ordering, you specify single active/active system with single license bundle; internally NetApp expands it to two license sets. When installing, each controller has own licenses, that could be looked up under serial number of respective controller.
2011-02-21 04:12 AM
Remember that you need the same licenses on both controllers if you want all the functionality to exsist in a cluster failover scenario. Also the 3200 and 6200 have new software structures. On the quote you get something like the following of one chassis and two controllers:
2011-02-21 05:46 AM
Indeed, to order a CIFS or any other a la carte license (or bundles) on a system you order 1 for a single controller system and 1 order for a CIFS license for a HA pair. Cost wise ordering CIFS for a HA pair of controllers is (of course!) not the same as ordering 2x a single controller CIFS license (though technically this is exactly how it works).