The use of license keys is new for HAFM 8.x. You must enter a license key provided with your
software and a software serial number the first time that you initialize HAFM 8.x if you are:
Upgrading an HAFM appliance from HAFM 7.2 to HAFM 8.x.
Replacing a notebook server running HAFM 7.x or 6.x with an HAFM appliance running
An updated license key is supplied for optional software modules that you purchase for the HAFM
8.x application on an HAFM appliance. To enable the new software module, you must enter this
key into the License dialog box, which is available from the Help menu, License option in the HAFM
Obtaining a license key
You need to obtain a license key when upgrading software on an existing HAFM appliance to
HAFM 8.x or when replacing a notebook server with an HAFM appliance running HAFM 8.x.
The kit provides a software serial number on the CD jewel case and a software entitlement request
certificate for HAFM. The certificate contains instructions to retrieve the license key from the web
For complete instructions, see the HP StorageWorks HA-Fabric Manager user guide.
Activating optional software modules
If you order additional port support or software modules after your initial purchase of HAFM 8.x,
you must perform the following procedure:
When the HAFM application is running, click Help > License.
The License dialog box is displayed.
Enter the permanent key in the License Key box and click Update.
The software license key allows you to access HAFM and all optional software modules that you
have purchased. Your kit documents provide a new feature enablement certificate, based on the
number of ports that you want to support.
To obtain a license key, follow instructions on the enablement certificate to obtain a license key.
Feature keys are unique strings of alphanumeric characters that enable the Element Manager for a
specific switch and the additional features that you purchase for that switch. The feature key, which
is encoded with a switch or director's serial number, can be configured only on the switch or
director to which it is assigned.
Here are some important notes about the Element Manager feature key for this release:
In the following situations in which the director or switch was upgraded to firmware 6.0, you
must contact customer support to receive an updated Element Manager feature key for an
existing HP fabric. Note that you still can manage the product, but you receive warnings that you
do not have a valid license.
Upgrading to HAFM 8.8