SmartDedupe license functionality

You can deduplicate data only if you activate a SmartDedupe license on a cluster. However, you can assess deduplication savings without activating a SmartDedupe license.

If you activate a SmartDedupe license, and then deduplicate data, the space savings are not lost if the license becomes inactive. You can also still view deduplication savings while the license is inactive. However, you will not be able to deduplicate additional data until you re-activate the SmartDedupe license.