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Oneview Advance with iLO Advance Lic

blo88om
Occasional Contributor

Oneview Advance with iLO Advance Lic

Hi

Oneview Advance with iLO Advance p/n E5Y34A was purchased. In the Activation Receipt , it shows a table listed with 

1. Installation Instructions pdf

2. HP Insight Control without iLO Adv .lic file

3. OV 3yr .DAT file

And in the pdf there is a note that says,

Note: Users of HPE OneView standalone licenses can find their 25-character iLO Advanced license key (in 5-by-5 format), separated by an underscore, at the end of the HPE OneView license key string. The iLO Advanced license key would appear formatted like “…_XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX- XXXXX”.  

We tried to key in the license key string found inside but it's invalid. There’s no iLO key preinstalled also. How can we get the iLO Advanced license key?

In addition, is there a need to add in the license into Oneview Appliance?  In one place it says not required.

[Dear Customer,

Thank you for your license activation at the My License PortalYour license keys and additional instructions (if applicable) are attached to this email.

ATTENTION: The license key for HPE OneView is factory-embedded on the server and is automatically discovered by HPE OneView. Therefore, do NOT manually add the HPE OneView license key to the HPE OneView appliance. This license key is included for future reference in the event of a part replacement where the factory-embedded license is no longer available on the server.]

In another pdf, it says must add the license keys to the management appliance.... so confusing!

4 REPLIES
JP_Conklin
Occasional Advisor

Re: Oneview Advance with iLO Advance Lic

I have this same problem.  If you save the attachments from the email, the one witht he super long code is what it is looking for.

However, it does NOT matter if a license is applied in OneView. It does NOT effect the preformance in OneView at all!

ChrisLynchHPE
Neighborhood Moderator

Re: Oneview Advance with iLO Advance Lic

The license key you are looking for is contained within the OV 3yr .DAT file.  Please keep in mind that you would only experience this license management if you have existing supported compute that you want to then manage with HPE OneView, or if you happen to purchase your hardware and software on different PO's, resulting in two different orders.  If you purchase the compute hardware and have the HPE OneView Advanced SKU option attached to the quote/order, the license keys are then embedded within either the iLO or Onboard Administrator.  Then, once you add the iLO or Onboard Administrator, the keys are read by the appliance and added to its database.

HPE Synergy does not have a license requirement like this, as it is already included (except for the FCoE license for the Virtual Connect FlexFabric fabric module).

blo88om
Occasional Contributor

Re: Oneview Advance with iLO Advance Lic

Thanks we'll check it out. Btw the license and HW were purchased together using this p/n E5Y34A (HPE OneView Advanced standalone licenses). So does it mean that if this p/n E5Y43A (HPE OneView Advanced licenses for bundling with ProLiant DL servers) is used mean it won't end up in such situation?

ChrisLynchHPE
Neighborhood Moderator

Re: Oneview Advance with iLO Advance Lic

Correct.  The E5Y34A is delivered to customers via electronic process.  E5Y43A is embedded within the iLO at the factory, so you don't have to go to our software entitlement site and generate the license keys.  The license would then automatically be discovered during the Add Server process, and handled for you.  It is a much easier experience.