triggs88
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ScaleIO license removal

Hi Guys,

Been trying to get an answer for ages and can't seem to be able to.

I want to know if it is at all possible to remove an license on a ScaleIO environment?

Thanks,

Triggs

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dstratton
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Re: ScaleIO license removal

in my personal experience

the license is only a paper license...
we don’t' stop the data or disable anything
it's fully functional whether there is a license or not
now if license doesn't have enough capacity, putting the license back in with a wrongful amount probably will fail to add the license
for that you will have to get licensing involved, if there’s not enough capacity to handle the new node, as licenses are based upon capacity.


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osaddict
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Re: ScaleIO license removal

Can you explain the reason to remove the license?

You would only need to do that if you had added a ScaleIO license. If you install ScaleIO and don't add a license, there are no limits to the system. Just no support.

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triggs88
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Re: ScaleIO license removal

Hi guys,

Thanks for your responses...

This was a production environment, but we want to now use this as a staging/dev environment, but want to remove the capacity limits so that we can add more dev machines onto that environment.

This will give us a replica of live when we recreate a new production environment.

Thanks,

John

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triggs88
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Re: ScaleIO license removal

Hi guys,

Thanks for your responses...

This was a production environment, but we want to now use this as a staging/dev environment, but want to remove the capacity limits so that we can add more dev machines onto that environment.

This will give us a replica of live when we recreate a new production environment.

Thanks,

John

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triggs88
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Re: ScaleIO license removal

Hi guys,

Thanks for your responses...

This was a production environment, but we want to now use this as a staging/dev environment, but want to remove the capacity limits so that we can add more dev machines onto that environment.

This will give us a replica of live when we recreate a new production environment.

Thanks,

John

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osaddict
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Re: ScaleIO license removal

That makes sense. Open a support ticket to do this.

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c0redump
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Re: ScaleIO license removal

Hi all,

@osaddict: I understand the request to open a support ticket. It's a tricky operation.

That question was intriguing because to achive that result without proper tools requires some reverse engineering skill.

In a trial environment I was able to transform a licensed ScaleIO version to a trial version for non production use. It's a tricky task because I had to interpret and edit a hex data file of a specific ScaleIO component.

I won't give instructions because it is dangerous and I think that EMC approval is required to publish that kind of informations.

Regards,

Davide

triggs88
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Re: ScaleIO license removal

Thanks.  I have raised a ticket before in the past and it seems like they think it is not possible.  But I know sometimes the community knows ways around things like this and what seems logically possible should be possible.

Thanks,

John

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triggs88
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Re: ScaleIO license removal

Thanks C0ReDuMP

I think this will be helpful for EMC to develop a tool that will simply do all the manual things to reverse engineer adding the license that only requires the user to click a button to remove the license after specifying the MDM ip addresses and any other parameters required for the tool to accurately locate the license and remove it.

Thanks,

John

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