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Fabric Manager License?

I'm using a pair of MDS 9216. I just set them up a couple days ago. When I start the Fabric Manger, at the top it says that it will expire in 58 days. Do I need to obtain a license for it. I thought device manager and fabric manager are free.

Thanks.

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New Member

Re: Fabric Manager License?

No you do not need to install a license, base FM is free, this is a nag message that is for the Performance Manager Feature that does require a License. We will clean up this message in the next patch release.

New Member

Re: Fabric Manager License?

Same thing is happening to me and I am runnning 3.0.1.

Every few hours I get a trap telling me that the FM licence is going to expire.

Any idea on how to stop this?

Stephen

New Member

Re: Fabric Manager License?

You have turned on the trial period of the Fabric Manager Server feature which requires a license. If you do a on the switch you will most likly see something like

FM_SERVER_PKG No - In use Grace 27D 16H

This is most likly turned on because you have selected to Monitor Continously the SAN. Turn off the monitoring by choosing from Fabric Manager Server/Admin and uncheck the box if checked. Then:

1. Open device manager.

2. Click on "Admin->Licenses"

3. Click on "Features" tab.

4. Click on button "Check In FM".

This button appears only when fm_server_pkg is unlicensed.

New Member

Re: Fabric Manager License?

Hi Michael,

In a nutshell, is there any real benefit to obtaining a Fabric Manager Server licence? This was briefly covered in our training but I don't have any real world experience with it.

Regards

Stephen

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Re: Fabric Manager License?

nah... no real benfit...

Are you going to Networkers? :-)

New Member

Re: Fabric Manager License?

I also have this problem. When upgrading from 2.1(1b) to 3.1.3 I also upgraded the Fabric Manager. But now I have this grace-period. And if I check in the FM license, I cannot use the Fabric Manager any more. And I haven't enabled the "Monitor continously" feature. Anyone got any ideas? Someone told me that there's different versions to choose from, one beeing free and this one not. But I only found one when downloading.

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