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OCI FC port limit?


Hi everybody,


starting from 7.x OCI release in documentation I cannot find any limit to the number of FC ports that can be inventoried.

But in "setup" interface on GUI I can read: "License allows 12 ports per TB".


For which I know there's just a capacitive license based on TB raw of storage acquired by the DS a/o RAU. And that's all.


A big customer with thousands of FC ports on the territory and that has reached that limit reported me that they need some "special" license, is it?

If license is TB based why there's this limit for FC ports?








Licensing was based on port count in the original SANscreen product.  OnCommand Insight has been licensed by TB for several years, though. 


We do use port count as one of the parameters to estimate how large a server is required to run OCI. 


I did not remember that old SANScreen option and I know that license is TB based.

But customer told me that his installation stop to acquire informations on switches because they've surpassed the 12 port for TB limit.


This is not what he expected to happen considering that TB raw is the only licensed limit.




This customer is the only customer who has hit this weird licensing quirk.


ICI-4096 will be fixed in OCI 7.3.0, and will not be fixed in any OCI 7.2.x



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