Dell Premium Feature Key Activation Instructions
These instructions guide you through the process of enabling a premium feature for your PowerVault MD Storage Array.

Please choose your product:

Storage Arrays: MD3200, MD3220, MD3200i, MD3220i, MD3400, MD3420, MD3460, MD3600i, MD3620i, MD3600f, MD3620f, MD3260, MD3260i, MD3660i, MD3660f, MD3800i, MD3820i, MD3860i, MD3800f, MD3820f, MD3860f ,

Legacy hardware versions: MD3000, MD3000i
Activation Instructions for the DellTM PowerVaultTM MD3 Series of Arrays

1 Verify that your modular disk storage array is connected to the server and powered up.

2 Verify that the MD Storage Manager application is installed on your management server and that the modular disk storage array is discovered by the MD Storage Manager.

3 Locate the Feature Activation Code, which can be found on the front of the Premium Feature Activation Card shipped with your purchase.

4 Ensure you have the Service Tag number and the Feature Enable Identifier, in addition to the Feature Activation Code (above). You can find these items using the following steps:
  • In the Enterprise Management Window, on the Devices tab, double-click the relevant storage array.

  • The Array Management Window (AMW) for the selected storage array is displayed.
  • With the Summary tab selected, click View Storage Array Profile under Monitor.

  • The Storage Array Profile window is displayed.
  • Locate the Service Tag Number.

  • This is a 7-digit number that can be located by clicking the Enclosures tab and referring to the "RAID Enclosure Overall Component Information" section.
  • Locate the Feature Enable Identifier.

  • This is a 32-digit number that can be located by clicking the Summary tab and searching for the Feature Enable Identifier.
5 Go to md-storage.com and follow the instructions on the website to download the Premium Feature Key.
At this time you will need the Feature Activation Code, Service Tag, and Feature Enable Identifier that we identified earlier.


6 Enable the Additional Physical Disk Support premium feature using the following steps:
  • From the toolbar in the AMW, click Storage Array -> Premium Features…

  • The Premium Features and Feature Pack Information window is displayed.
  • Click Use Key File…

  • The Select Feature Key File window is displayed, which lets you select the generated key file.
  • Select the folder in which you placed the generated key file.
  • Select the appropriate key file and click OK.
  • Ensure that the Premium Features screen is updated to indicate that the premium feature is now enabled.
  • Click Close.
Activation Instructions for the DellTM PowerVaultTM MD3000-Series Storage Arrays

1 Verify that your modular disk storage array is connected to the server and powered up.

2 Verify that the MD Storage Manager application is installed on your management server and that the modular disk storage array is discovered by the MD Storage Manager.

3 Locate the Feature Activation Code, which can be found on the front of the Premium Feature Activation Card shipped with your purchase.

4 Ensure you have the Service Tag number and the Feature Enable Identifier, in addition to the Feature Activation Code (above). You can find these items using the following steps:
  • In the Enterprise Management Window, on the Devices tab, double-click the relevant storage array.

  • The Array Management Window (AMW) for the selected storage array is displayed.
  • Click the Tools tab.
  • Click the View/Enable Premium Features link.
  • Locate the Service Tag Number.

  • This is a 7-digit number that can be located toward the bottom of the screen.
  • Locate the Feature Enable Identifier.

  • This is a 32-digit number that can be located toward the bottom of the screen.
5 Go to md-storage.com and follow the instructions on the website to download the Premium Feature Key.
At this time you will need the Feature Activation Code, Service Tag, and Feature Enable Identifier that we identified earlier.


6 Enable the Additional Physical Disk Support premium feature using the following steps:
  • Click the Tools tab.
  • Click the View/Enable Premium Features link.

  • Under the Disabled Premium Features list, click the Enable a feature link.
  • Enter the Premium Feature Key file as prompted.
  • Ensure that the Premium Features screen is updated to indicate that the premium feature is now enabled.
  • Click Close.
Dell PowerVaultMD Videos


For videos on the Dell PowerVaultMD Product Line, including videos on activating your premium feature keys and configuring the premium features, navigate to del.ly/PowerVaultMD.

FAQs

What should I do if I do not have a Premium Feature Activation Card?

Do I need to keep my Premium Feature Activation Card?

What if my Premium Feature becomes disabled?
What should I do if I do not have a Premium Feature Activation Card?

  • If you purchased a premium feature, the Premium Feature Activation Card was included in your order.
  • If you purchased a premium feature at a later time, the card was sent to the mailing address you provided.
  • If you did not purchase a premium feature but now wish to order one, contact your Dell sales representative.
  • If you cannot locate your card and have no other means to identify your Feature Activation Code, contact Dell technical support.


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Do I need to keep my Premium Feature Activation Card?

Yes, please keep your Premium Feature Activation Card in a safe place in the event that your premium feature ever becomes disabled in the future.

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What if my Premium Feature becomes disabled?

If your premium feature becomes disabled for any reason, you will receive an alert that you need to get a replacement Premium Feature Key file. Go to http://www.MD-storage.com and select the Generate Replacement Key radio button option. You need to enter only your Service Tag string and Feature Enable Identifier, which you can find in the Modular Disk Storage Manager console, as described previously. If your Service Tag string is found in the database, a new Premium Feature Key file is generated.

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