• You reset the default settings through the Element Manager's Reset Configuration option.
• You re-enter a feature key created before firmware 6.0 release and the Element Manager key
Enabling the Reset Configuration option through the Element Manager Maintenance menu
clears all features that were enabled through the Configure Feature Key dialog box. When you
attempt to re-install features using a feature key assigned for version firmware 5.x, a warning
instructs you that the Element Manager feature key is not installed. You must contact customer
support to get a feature key reassigned.
As a new addition for HAFM 8.x, access to the Element Manager is provided through a feature
key. If you do not have a feature key for an Element Manager, messages may display indicating
this. Also, if you try to access a feature without Element Manager support, a message may
display explaining that Element Manager support has not been installed. In these cases, you
must contact your sales representative to obtain a feature key.
Switches and directors on existing HP fabrics, whether running a firmware version earlier
than 6.0 or upgraded to firmware 6.0, do not require Element Manager feature keys.
For directors and switches shipped with firmware 6.0 or later installed:
• Directors—The Element Manager enablement certificate is included with the unit as shipped.
• Switches—The Element Manager is optional. When you want to manage a switch through
an Element Manager, you can receive an enablement certificate with which you can obtain a
feature key. You must activate this key through the Configure Feature Key dialog box.
As you purchase additional Element Manager features, you receive a an enablement certificate
with which you can obtain a feature key.
Enabling a feature key
To enable a feature key in the switch or director Element Manager:
Click Configure > Features.
The Configure Feature Key dialog box is displayed.
Click New to add a new feature key.
The New Feature Key dialog box is displayed.
Enter the switch or director feature key and click OK.
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