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8.2 7-mode Simulator Licenses

Hi,

I am trying to install 2 Ontap 8.2RC1 simulators, and after reading some of the older posts, I changed the serial number on the simulators with no issues.

The problem I have now is that while trying to add the licenses, the new licenses cannot be installed, as they do not match the serial number of the SIMBOX. Here is what it says:

top-82*> sysconfig

        NetApp Release 8.2RC1 7-Mode: Tue Mar 26 21:10:43 PDT 2013

        System ID: 4187357027 (top-82)

        System Serial Number: 1234567-01-1 (top-82)

        System Storage Configuration: Multi-Path

        System ACP Connectivity: NA

        slot 0: System Board

                Processors:         2

                Memory Size:        1599 MB

                Memory Attributes:  None

        slot 0: 10/100/1000 Ethernet Controller V

                e0a MAC Address:    00:0c:29:aa:72:c2 (auto-1000t-fd-up)

                e0b MAC Address:    00:0c:29:aa:72:cc (auto-1000t-fd-up)

                e0c MAC Address:    00:0c:29:aa:72:d6 (auto-1000t-fd-up)

                e0d MAC Address:    00:0c:29:aa:72:e0 (auto-1000t-fd-up)

top-82*> license add KSNJTEQVQFGEYAXAGAAAAAAAAAAA

license add: invalid license key "KSNJTEQVQFGEYAXAGAAAAAAAAAAA", reason: "License serial-number does not belong to this node.", skipping.

Is there an unlocked serial number that can be used? Or is it possible to add the licenses, and then change the serial number?

Thanks

Henry

Re: 8.2 7-mode Simulator Licenses

Unlike older releases, the license keys are node locked now.  You must use a serial number that has a published set of corresponding licenses.  Right now, there are 5 sets.  2 for 7 mode, and 3 for cluster mode.  In the documentation some are listed as being for esx vs workstation, the serials numbers and license keys will work on either platform.  Also, if you need more 7 mode instances, the C-mode key sets also work in 7 mode. 

The only way to use some other random serial number, is to build it on 8.1.x, apply all the 8.1.x keys, and then perform an OnTap upgrade within the simulator. 

Re: 8.2 7-mode Simulator Licenses

Yes, You can change the serial no. & system ids.

When you started the simulator it asks

Press the space bar when the Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or any other key

for command prompt.

You should see a VLOADER> prompt.

1. Change the Serial Number and System ID for this node:

VLOADER> setenv SYS_SERIAL_NUM 4034389-06-2

VLOADER> setenv bootarg.nvram.sysid 4034389062

2. Verify that the information was saved correctly by entering the following two commands:

VLOADER> printenv SYS_SERIAL_NUM

VLOADER> printenv bootarg.nvram.sysid

3. Enter the boot command to boot the node: VLOADER> boot

The simulator begins the boot process with the new system id and serial number

But before this you have to change this Vmware workstations setting.

1. Edit node two Virtual Machine Settings.

2. Under the Hardware tab, select the Serial Port device and rename the Use named pipe to

\\.\pipe\vsim-cm-N2-cons

(vsim-cm-N2 is the name of the simulator folder).

3. Under the Hardware tab, select the Serial Port 2 device and rename the Use named pipe to

\\.\pipe\vsim-cm-N2-gdb

Hrishikesh.

Re: 8.2 7-mode Simulator Licenses

Yes, You can change the serial no. & system ids.

When you started the simulator it asks

Press the space bar when the Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or any other key

for command prompt.

You should see a VLOADER> prompt.

1. Change the Serial Number and System ID for this node:

VLOADER> setenv SYS_SERIAL_NUM 4034389-06-2

VLOADER> setenv bootarg.nvram.sysid 4034389062

2. Verify that the information was saved correctly by entering the following two commands:

VLOADER> printenv SYS_SERIAL_NUM

VLOADER> printenv bootarg.nvram.sysid

3. Enter the boot command to boot the node: VLOADER> boot

The simulator begins the boot process with the new system id and serial number

But before this you have to change this Vmware workstations setting.

1. Edit node two Virtual Machine Settings.

2. Under the Hardware tab, select the Serial Port device and rename the Use named pipe to

\\.\pipe\vsim-cm-N2-cons

(vsim-cm-N2 is the name of the simulator folder).

3. Under the Hardware tab, select the Serial Port 2 device and rename the Use named pipe to

\\.\pipe\vsim-cm-N2-gdb

Hrishikesh.