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bURov
Occasional Visitor

RAID and License Key

Hi! Our company has bought servers ProLiant DL 160 G6.

For install our company software on this servers I enable in BIOS RAID.

One menu poin is "Manage License Key".

What is License Key?

What he has to RAID?

 

Give me internet-links about this

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Renjiv
Respected Contributor

Re: RAID and License Key

Hi,

 

For configuring advanced RAID options the license key is required. However for normal RAID setup like RAID 1+0 or RAID 5, advance license is not required.

 

You may refer the below link for installing a license key with ORCA.

 

http://www.scribd.com/doc/38937296/13/Installing-a-license-key-with-ORCA

 

 or

 

Installing a license key with Array Configuration Utility (ACU).

 

If the controller supports SAAP, one can use ACU to install the licensee key and activate SAAP functionality.

 

NOTE:  A minimum of 256MB cache and battery kit, or FBWC, is required to enable the SAAP license key. SAAP is not available on Zero Memory Configurations.
 

To install a License Key in ACU:

    1. Open ACU and click the Configuration tab.
    2. Select a controller from the Controller/Device menu.
    3. In the Available Tasks panel, click Manage License Keys.
    4. Click Add License Key.
    5. Enter License Keynumber.
    6.  Click Save

 

When activated with a registered license key, SAAP provides the following features.

  • RAID 6 (ADG).
  • RAID 60.
  • Advanced Capacity Expansion.
  • Mirror splitting and recombining in offline mode.
  • Drive Erase.
  • Performance optimization for video on demand.

 

To configure the above features, please refer to the Controller and/or Array Configuration Utility user guide. These features are dependent on the Smart Array Controller model, firmware and number of hard drives installed.

 

Regards,

 

Renji

I am an HP employee.

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dbdata
Occasional Advisor

Re: RAID and License Key

Software licenses make me nervous.   May I please jump in with a few questions?

 

Lets say I buy the licence, install the Raid-6 and the system is up.

 

Two years later the controller fails.  What happens to the license?  What is the procedure?

--or--

The server fails.  The motherboard fails and it has to be replaced.  Was the licence keyed to the Server S/N?

 

These are all problems other people have faced so there must be simple answers ... I just can't find them

 

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: RAID and License Key

If you have to replace the controller (in the case of stand-up card) or the system board, you simply re-enter the license key




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RG4
Occasional Visitor

Re: RAID and License Key

I have server HP ProLiant DL160 G6 and getting same issues of RAID license key .

I have run the ACU  and unable to see any option available to manage license?

I have gone thrugh http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=mmr_kc-0105079

Could you please adive  how to reslose this issues . will be apperciate.

Regards

RG

inhack20
Occasional Visitor

Re: RAID and License Key

Hello,

I have an HP ProLiant DL360 G7 server with a Smart Array P410i, I get an error when executing the command:

ctrl slot=0 pd 1I:1:1 modify erase

Reason: Feature requires license key

My question is, where do I buy this license? I can not find where to buy it or buy it.

 

Thanks.