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Article Number: 000082121

Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA): Deployment of IDPA on DP5300 fails with: -ddadapter.DataDomainPlugin: Failed to execute: elicense update

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During deployment of DP5300, it fails at 9% with Error: Failed to configure license.


In the ACM server.log you will see the following error:
2020-03-10 09:51:48,861 INFO  [pool-14-thread-2]-util.SSHUtil: Remote command using SSH execution status:    Host     : [x.x.x.x]    User     : [sysadmin]    Password : [*********]    Command  : [elicense update]    STATUS   : [133]
2020-03-10 09:51:48,861 INFO  [pool-14-thread-2]-util.SSHUtil:     STDOUT   : [
            Existing licenses:
            No licenses found.
            New licenses:]
2020-03-10 09:51:48,861 INFO  [pool-14-thread-2]-util.SSHUtil:     STDERR   : [
            **** Licenses file content error:
            **** This platform does not support CLOUDTIER-CAPACITY license.]
2020-03-10 09:51:48,861 ERROR [pool-14-thread-2]-util.SSHUtil: Failed to executed remote command using SSH.
2020-03-10 09:51:48,861 INFO  [pool-14-thread-2]-ddadapter.DataDomainPlugin: Failed to execute: elicense update


This is a license issue. DP5300 does not support cloud tier, but the license has a cloud tier license included.


Get in touch with the licensing team and have the cloud tier section removed from the license. 
Once this is removed you can re-run the deployment with the new license.

Please contact Support if you have any questions or needed further assistance on this issue.

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Affected Product

Integrated Data Protection Appliance Family


PowerProtect DP5300, PowerProtect Data Protection Software, Integrated Data Protection Appliance Family

Last Published Date

20 Nov 2020



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