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SmartTier Feature Guide for Block

OceanStor V5 Series V500R007

This document is applicable to OceanStor 5110 V5, 5300 V5, 5500 V5, 5600 V5, 5800 V5, 6800 V5, 18500 V5, and 18800 V5. This document describes the working principle and application scenarios of the SmartTier (for block) feature. It also explains how to configure and manage the feature.
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Checking the License File

Checking the License File

A license file grants the permission to use a specific value-added feature. Before configuring SmartTier, ensure that its license file is valid.


On DeviceManager, check whether SmartTier is displayed in the Feature colume on the license management page.


The capacity of the SmartTier license for 18000 series storage systems must be equal to or greater than the total capacity of the storage pools to which LUNs configured with SmartTier belong. The following is a capacity calculation example.

Storage Pool Name

LUN Capacity (Total Capacity of Thin and Thick LUNs)

Capacity of the Storage Pool To Which LUNs Belong

License Capacity You Must Apply for the Storage Pool

Total License Capacity You Must Apply


5 GB

10 GB

10 GB

≥ 30 GB


10 GB

10 GB

10 GB


20 GB

10 GB

10 GB


  1. Log in to DeviceManager.
  2. Choose Settings > License Management.
  3. Check the active license files.

    • For V500R007C10 and earlier versions, perform the following steps to check the activated license file:
      1. In the navigation tree on the left, choose Active License.
      2. In the middle information pane, verify the information about active license files.
    • For V500R007C20 and later versions, verify that SmartTier is displayed in the feature list.

Follow-up Procedure

  • If no license for SmartTier is available, apply for a license file and import it. For details about how to do so, see Installation Guide.
  • If the storage system generates an alarm indicating that the license expired, obtain and import the license again.
Updated: 2019-07-11

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