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Adding additional licenses to an HP StorageWorks 4/8 SAN Switch

 
Pablo Palma
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Adding additional licenses to an HP StorageWorks 4/8 SAN Switch

I need to install additional licenses on my fiber channel switch and would like to ask the following question.

 

1. Is it any downtime by adding another license to my switch so I can enable 4 more ports?

2. How to add the additional licenses to my switch?

3. Do I need to do any configuration on my switch after applying the new license, for example associating ports, Zones etc.?

4. Do I need to backup my switch configuration before applying the new license, if I have to backup how to do it?

 

Really appreciate any help

 

Regards

Angel,

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Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Adding additional licenses to an HP StorageWorks 4/8 SAN Switch

 

4.  It is always good to have a backup of your configuration. It is not mandatory.

 

1. There should not be any downtime.

 

2. You can add the license via the Web GUI or the CLI.  While i do not know the exact command  for CLI, it is probably something like licenseadd <licensecode>.  The web GUI is pretty self explanatory

 

3.Of course... unless there is no existing configuration.  After you connect additional devices to those ports, you will likely need to configure at the minimum... aliases and zones... and add those zones to the running zoneset.

 

If you can port a capture of the current configuration, that would be great.

Steven Clementi
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