I got a used FAS2050 with two controllers. Rebooted it, CTRL-C, option 4a, it initialized drives and erased configuraiton. Now if I do license list nothing is licensed. How do I now license the default features that are standard included, for example clustering and CIFS?
After zeroing all licenses are removed... you have to re-add the licenses. Unfortunately there is no transfer of licenses between customers but if you are the company who bought it, you can download the license keys from the netapp now site. So whoever you got it from would have access to those. A FAS250 doesn't have clustering capability so you don't need that license for the 250.
Thanks Scott. We got FAS2050 with dual controllers. Why did you say there's no clustering capability in your previous post. I was hoping to run them in active/active, where controller 1 is responsible for the the first 10 drives, and controller 2 for the second 10 drives (each one with an aggregate with 7data+2parity+1spair). And if one of the controllers fails, the second controller picks up both aggregate.
Excellent, thank you for clarification. Now, I hope the seller still has the licenses. Are licenses just a string of alphanumeric characters for each feature? I hope they have them, otherwise I'm not sure what else we can do. Do you see any issues with the my approach I've mentioned above?