4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 3, 2013 2:07 AM by radek.kubka RSS

FAS2040 Ontap upgrade from 7.3.7 to 8.1.3, will this be n NDU ?, as far as Licenses are concerned ?

ASHWINPAWARTESL
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Hi,

 

I am planing to upgrade FAS2040 from ONTAP 7.3.7 to 8.1.3 7-mode (Major upgrade).

 

I have read this can be done Non-disruptively, but my only concern is about the licensing.

 

Will all the license be upgraded automatically ?

 

I read this KB, but there isn't any clear cut information on what would happen to the existing 7.3.7 licenses if I do NDU to 8.1.3 7-mode ?

https://kb.netapp.com/support/index?page=content&id=3013159

 

My questions is:

After downloading 8.1.3 7-mode exe on the boot device, when I perform takeover of 'B' node, 'A' will takeover the disks and continue to service requests for node B, however when I do 'giveback', will it break the services due to any licensing requirements for 8.1  ?

 

Only thing I noticed is that - With 8.1 onward, multistore licensing is no longer required, only registry enablement is needed. Is that the only thing I need to adjust before doing this upgrade, as far as 'LICENSING' is concerned.

 

Thanks & Regards,

-Ashwin

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