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How to export license files?

AllianceITSupport

We bought a used FAS2040 and would like to backup the license keys before reconfiguring.  I know that Netapps have FTP functionality, but I have no idea how to export these files.

 

Is there a way to do that?

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AndreasTrute

hello, they need a NetApp Support access and serial number, you can obtain the licenses of NetApp support. Alternatively, you can read the licenses of the autosupport. mail (c & p).

So there's no way to actually copy them off of the filer through FTP?  I don't have a support contract and want to make a backup of them.

use a putty session, then call the command to license, then copy and paste and ready is the backup. with license add after a reinstallation again -> recovery license

The license command shows the following:

 

NETAPP-BOTTOM> license
a_sis ENABLED
cf IUELSHL
cf_remote not licensed
cifs not licensed
compression ENABLED
disk_sanitization ENABLED
fcp ENABLED
flash_cache not licensed
flex_clone not licensed
flex_scale not licensed
flexcache_nfs ENABLED
http ENABLED
insight_balance not licensed
iscsi ENABLED
multistore not licensed
nearstore_option ENABLED
nfs CDCLPWA
operations_manager ENABLED
persistent_archive ENABLED
protection_manager ENABLED
provisioning_manager ENABLED
smdomino not licensed
smsql not licensed
snapdrive_windows ENABLED
snaplock not licensed
snaplock_enterprise not licensed
snapmanager_hyperv APAHXAN
snapmanager_oracle not licensed
snapmanager_sap not licensed
snapmanager_sharepoint not licensed
snapmanager_vi not licensed
snapmanagerexchange not licensed
snapmirror UGUEYRI
snapmirror_sync ENABLED
snapmover ENABLED
snaprestore ESGYDCG
snapvalidator not licensed
storage_services ENABLED
sv_application_pri not licensed
sv_linux_pri ENABLED
sv_ontap_pri ENABLED
sv_ontap_sec ENABLED
sv_unix_pri ENABLED
sv_vi_pri ENABLED
sv_windows_ofm_pri ENABLED
sv_windows_pri ENABLED
syncmirror_local CDINOFF
v-series not licensed
vld ENABLED

 

Is there another command that actually shows the keys?

aborzenkov
Use "license" command to list installed license keys.

Right, but that doesn't back up the key anywhere.  I want to back up the keys to an external drive, in case I ever need to reinstall them.

aborzenkov
What is your Data ONTAP version?

8.1.1

aborzenkov
Everything marked as EBABLED does not require license key. See https://kb.netapp.com/support/index?page=content&id=3013159 for details.

Got it, thanks.

 

One question; does wiping the disks (option 4 in boot menu) erase license keys?

 

Is there anything I should be wary of that would erase license keys?

 

Thanks

aborzenkov
Yes, option 4 will remove license keys. I am not aware of any other situation when Data ONTAP would do it by itself.

Then how would I back up the license keys before running option 4?

 

Also, does it delete all licenses or does it leave the ones that are marked as ENABLED?

naren_s
You cannot see the keys again once you have added the license. It will just take the key and show as enabled (if valid). If you want to note down the keys, you must get access to the filer using netapp support site. Then you can view all your license keys. If your license is still valid, NetApp SAM can pull the keys and send via email also.

aborzenkov

You cannot see the keys again once you have added the license.

Of course you can. You clearly see them just couple of posts before.

naren_s
Aren't they asking about the visibility of 28 character license key from filer end? Is it visible to uset without intervention of NetApp?

aborzenkov

28 character license

There was life before Data ONTAP 8.2 as well 🙂

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