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Why is the ONTAP Cloud Tiering license expiration date different than CM?

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Applies to

  • Cloud Manager Digital Wallet
  • Cloud Manager (CM)
  • FabricPool License
  • Cloud Tiering License


The new Cloud Tiering license was introduced in August 2021 for tiering configurations that are supported within Cloud Manager using the Cloud Tiering service. The licensed capacity and expiration date shown in System Manager or in the ONTAP CLI for the "child" license is not the real information, so don’t be concerned if the information is not the same. These values are managed internally by the Cloud Tiering software. The real information is tracked in the Digital Wallet.

  1. The "parent" Cloud Tiering license tracks the capacity being used for tiering by all clusters to make sure there is enough capacity in the license. The total licensed capacity and expiration date are shown in the Digital Wallet.
  2. A "child" tiering license is automatically installed on each cluster to communicate with the "parent" license.

Additional Information

For more information about the new licenses, please see Set up licensing for Cloud Tiering

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