Quantum Appliance Licenses
StorNext Licenses (
Pre-Installed or Installed During System Installation)
Note: Do not mix auto-generated/evaluation and permanent licenses. When one or more permanent licenses are entered in StorNext, all auto-generated/evaluation licenses are deleted. If an auto-generated or evaluation license period is used to evaluate new features, be aware that any remaining time on those licenses is lost as soon as one or more permanent licenses is entered. Maintenance and LAN Client licenses can be mixed with other types of licenses. After permanent licenses are entered, do not install an evaluation license.
SAN Client License
A StorNext SAN Client enables a host computer to mount a StorNext file system with direct block-level access to the disk arrays using Fibre Channel or iSCSI connections. The StorNext file system is licensed on a per-client basis. Any machine that directly mounts the file system is considered a client.
Includes 10 file system SAN clients available to the user for any supported OS. This count includes one SAN client required for each server node. Additional licenses may be purchased separately.
Includes one SAN client license for the
LAN Client License
StorNext LAN Clients use IP protocols to read and write data to the StorNext File System through Quantum appliances that can operate as a StorNext LAN Gateway. You must have a LAN Client license for each LAN Client you intend to use with StorNext (in addition to any SAN Client licenses).
Note: For Quantum appliances that can operate as a StorNext LAN Gateway, LAN Clients are referred to as Gateway Clients, and are not licensed on a "per-seat" basis. See the StorNext LAN Gateway License.
Failover (HA) License
A Failover HA (High Availability) license enables automated failover from the primary server node to the secondary server node, in the event of a primary server node failure.
Includes one HA license. The HA license enables automated failover from the server node operating as the primary to the server node operating as secondary, in the event of a primary server node failure.
Distributed Data Mover (DDM) License
A DDM license is required to retrieve data using additional servers besides the system functioning as a StorNext metadata controller (MDC). This license is available only for Storage Manager environments, and is required for each DDM host.
Note: Each DDM host also requires one File System SAN Client license, in addition to the DDM license.
Includes one DDM license, which allows the secondary server node to function as a DDM host.
Storage Manager License
StorNext Storage Manager is licensed based on the capacity of data stored to secondary tiers of storage (Tape or Storage Disk).
For StorNext 5 releases 5.4 and later, a Storage Manager manager license provides full access to the base functionality of StorNext Storage Manager.
Support for non-Quantum object storage on public or private clouds are licensed using the annual capacity-based subscription model (see the FlexTier™ subscription licenses).
For StorNext 5 releases up to and including 5.3.x, a Storage Manager license provides full access to the data management capabilities of Storage Manager.
Xcellis Workflow Director systems include a 10TB Storage Manager license. StorNext Storage Manager for Xcellis Workflow Director is licensed based on the capacity of data stored to secondary tiers of storage (Tape or Storage Disk) and provides full access to the base StorNext Storage Manager functionality. Object Storage and Q-Cloud use Storage Manager technology, but are licensed separately.
A Maintenance license is associated with the expiration date of your current service contract. A valid Maintenance License is required to enable StorNext software upgrades. This license is a time-based license key that expires on the same date as the maintenance contract. Each time the maintenance contract is extended, a new maintenance license key is generated.
Note: License enforcement is based on the date of the software to which you are upgraded, regardless of the current date. For example, if your maintenance license key is valid between January 16th, 2017 and January 16th, 2018, you could upgrade to a software version that is released prior to the expiration date of the maintenance license (and of the associated underlying service contract) expiration date, but not to a version released after January 16th, 2018.
The Maintenance License comes with 12 months of Bronze-level support. At the time of installation, the Maintenance License is generally updated to correspond exactly to the duration of your service contract.
The following two gateway license types, Appliance Controller and StorNext LAN Gateway are supported as described below:
A NAS license is used to enable Network File Sharing (NFS) and Server Message Block (SMB) sharing of StorNext file systems using Quantum-supplied NFS and SMB software.
- Learn more about Xcellis Scale-out NAS: www.quantum.com/products/scale-out-storage/nas/index.aspx
- Watch a video featuring Quantum's Molly Presley discussing the new Xcellis Scale-out NAS appliance: www.quantum.com/nas-video
For StorNext Connect configuration, see the StorNext Connect Documentation Center at www.quantum.com/sncdocs.
For Appliance Controller configuration, see the Appliance Controller Documentation Center at www.quantum.com/accdocs.
The Gateway license allows adding LAN-based clients to the StorNext configuration without having to purchase additional "per-seat" licenses. This license allows as many LAN client connections as can be accommodated by the throughput of the Gateway system itself.
Note: The StorNext GUI provides a Gateway metrics report on
Note: The M662 may only operate as a StorNext LAN Gateway when not connected to a Lattus system.
Note: There is a maximum of one StorNext LAN Gateway License supported per StorNext cluster that contains one or more Xcellis WFD systems.
The Licenses Page in the StorNext GUI
The two parts of the Gateway license displayed in the StorNext GUI of the StorNext system monitoring the Gateways:
Gateway Licensed MDC - This is the Gateway license as shown on the license page of the GUI for supported systems. The Gateway license used on those systems is identical to the license on Xcellis Workflow Extenders and the G300, with the same features and restrictions. The license is shown as active (green indicator) only when the Gateway functionality has been enabled on the host system.
Gateway Client - All installed Gateway LAN clients used in conjunction with the Gateway license are displayed as "Gateway client" in the Gateway Metrics report in the StorNext GUI of the system operating as or monitoring the Gateway.
Additional StorNext Feature Licenses
The following licenses are optional and are licensed separately:
Data Deduplication License
The StorNext Deduplication license is not supported on
Note: Do not purchase or try to install the Deduplication license
Data Replication License
Replication is only supported for Xcellis Workflow Director, M660 and M330 systems.
The Object Storage license specifies the amount of data that StorNext Storage Manager can place onto a Quantum Lattus object store platform.
The Object Storage license must be installed on
A Vault Option license allows you to move seldom-used media from a Quantum or supported third-party library to a manual archive vault, freeing room for media in the managed archives.
If a vault option license is purchased, any data that is stored in a vault does not apply to the Storage Manager capacity license.
Other Licenses Supported on Appliance Systems
All other optional StorNext features are supported, but must be purchased separately.
StorNext Disk Licensing/Certification
See StorNext Licensing for information about Certified Disk and Uncertified DIsk requirements.