This case clarifies the license consumption policy for V1000, S2100, S2300, S2600, S5300, S5500, S5600, and S6800E storage devices.
For a new host group: Only one license is consumed no matter how many LUN mappings are added to a host group. For a new host: Only one license is consumed no matter how many LUN mappings are added to a host. Adding port mappings does not consume license.
License consumption involve adding host groups, hosts, and mappings, which often confuses onsite engineers.
License consumption is strongly related to the number of hosts (host groups). The triggering (effective) condition is to add LUN mappings to hosts (host groups).