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Administrator Guide 15

OceanStor 5300 V3, 5500 V3, 5600 V3, 5800 V3, and 6800 V3 Storage System V300R003

Routine maintenance activities are the most common activities for the storage device, including powering on or off the storage device, managing users, modifying basic parameters of the storage device, and managing hardware components. This document applies to the system administrators who are responsible for carrying out routine maintenance activities, monitoring the storage device, and rectifying common device faults.
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Applying for a License file

Applying for a License file

There are two ways to apply for a license file: entitlement activation and password activation. Select the application method based on your permission on the ESDP.

Applying for a License in Entitlement Activation Mode

This section describes how to apply for a license in entitlement activation mode. The application method is suitable for users who have GTS permission.

Prerequisites

An applicant can log in to the ESDP platform (website: http://app.huawei.com/isdp). Additionally, the applicant has the GTS permission.

If you have ASP or Guest permission only, apply for a license in Password Activation mode. For details, see Applying for a License in Password Activation Mode.

Context

  1. Concepts related to license application on the ESDP include the following:
    • Entitlement

      Entitlement is a form of agreement between a software provider and a customer, which entitles the customer to the scope, functions, validity period of the product purchased or sold.

    • Entitlement ID

      An entitlement ID is a unique ID that identifies entitlement.

    • Entitlement Line

      An entitlement line is a unit of entitlement that can be activated. Entitlement contains one or multiple entitlement lines.

    • Activation ID

      An activation ID is a unique ID that identifies an entitlement line.

    • Equipment (Node)

      A piece of equipment or node is a system device, entity, or node.

  2. On the ESDP, entitlement is managed by equipment (node). License application is also based on equipment (node).

Procedure

  1. Select entitlement.
    1. On the home page of the ESDP, choose License Activation > Entitlement Activation. The Step 1: Select Entitlement page is displayed.
    2. In the Status field, select Ready and click Search.

      The results are listed, as shown in Figure 2-3.
      Figure 2-3  Searching entitlement information

      NOTE:

      To improve the accuracy of searching, you can input customer PO, product name, version, and contract No. The ESDP supports fuzzy match.

    3. Select one or more entitlement lines from the list. Click Next. The Step 2: Binding Of ESN page is displayed.
  2. Bind the ESN.
    1. Set ESN and Equipment (Node) Name, as shown in Figure 2-4.

      Ensure that you have input the correct ESN to avoid application licenses is unavailable.

      Figure 2-4  Inputting equipment (node) information

    2. Select the activation information you want to operate, and click Next.

      If the entitlement information differs from the equipment (node) information, the system displays an error and asks you to reset the information. If the entitlement information is correct, the Step 3: Confirm Activation page is displayed.

  3. Confirm all the information you have set.

    If you find any information incorrect, click Back and rectify the information. If all information is correct, click Activate License. The Step 4: Download The License page is displayed.

  4. Download the license.

    The information displayed depends on the number of the entitlement lines.
    • If only one entitlement line is activated, the system displays Activate successfully. You can click Download to download the license.
    • If multiple entitlement lines are activated, the system generates an activation task and displays Volume activation process. You can click To view tasks to check the status of the task. If the task status is Success, you can download the license.

Follow-up Procedure

After applying for the license, carefully store your license file, for it will be used in following operations.

Applying for a License in Password Activation Mode

This section describes how to apply for a license in Password Activation mode. The application method is suitable for users who have ASP or Guest permission.

Prerequisites

An applicant can log in to the ESDP platform (website: http://app.huawei.com/isdp). Additionally, the applicant has the ASP or Guest permission.

The user has a valid license certificate that contains the activation password.

NOTE:

If the user does not have a valid license certificate, the user can send the contract No. to the agent to obtain the license certificate.

Context

  1. Concepts related to license application on the ESDP include the following:
    • Entitlement

      Entitlement is a form of agreement between a software provider and a customer, which entitles the customer to the scope, functions, validity period of the product purchased or sold.

    • Entitlement ID

      An entitlement ID is a unique ID that identifies entitlement.

    • Entitlement Line

      An entitlement line is a unit of entitlement that can be activated. Entitlement contains one or multiple entitlement lines.

    • Activation ID

      An activation ID is a unique ID that identifies an entitlement line.

    • Equipment (Node)

      A piece of equipment or node is a system device, entity, or node.

  2. On the ESDP, entitlement is managed by equipment (node). License application is also based on equipment (node).

Procedure

  1. Enter your password for activation.
    1. On the home page of the ESDP, choose License Activation > Password Activation. The Step 1: Input Activation Password page is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-5.

      Figure 2-5  Entering the Input Activation page

    2. Confirm the information and select I have read the above carefully.
    3. In the Activation Password field, enter the password for activation.

      NOTE:
      • Each activation password can be bound with the ESN only once. Therefore, ensure that all information is correct to avoid application licenses is unavailable.
      • To enter more activation passwords, click Add.

    4. Select the activation password you want to bind, and click Next. The Step 2: Input ESN page is displayed.
  2. Bind the ESN.
    1. In the ESN field, enter the ESN.

      Ensure that you have input the correct ESN to avoid application licenses is unavailable.

    2. Click Next. The Step 3: Confirm Activation page is displayed.
  3. Confirm all the information you have set.
    1. If you find any information incorrect, click Back and rectify the information. If all information is correct, enter a company name in the Company Name field for the system to record and identify user information.
    2. Click Activate to submit the activation task. The system displays the Operation Record page.

      For a password activation task, the name of the task generated by the system is Activate License By Password.

  4. Download the license.

    • Method 1: Check the task status in the task list of Operation Record. If the status becomes Success, click Download to download the license.
    • Method 2: After the task is successfully completed, the system automatically sends an email to your registered email account. You can obtain the license from the email.

Follow-up Procedure

After applying for the license, carefully store your license file, for it will be used in following operations.

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