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FAS3200 Licensing

brentbarnes25

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.

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rorzmcgauze

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:

FAS3140A-CHASSIS-R5-C

FAS3140,ACT-ACT,Chassis,AC PS,-C,R5

1

FAS3140A-IB-BASE-R5

FAS3140A,IB,ACT-ACT,OS,R5

2

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).

aborzenkov

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.

radek_kubka

Hi,

I beg to differ:

Technically speaking, for HA systems on NetApp formal quote / kit list there is always a quantity of two conrollers & two respective bundles / licences.

Regards,
Radek

roman_verysell

NetApp FAS uses a licensing 'per controller' (not a 'per enclosure'), so you need a set of two same license packs, for every controller in cluster.

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