Submit a license activation file to SLC

After you generate an activation file in OneFS, submit the activation file to EMC Software Licensing Central (SLC) to receive a signed license file for your cluster.

Before you begin

Before you submit your activation file to SLC, you must generate the activation file through OneFS and save the file to your local machine.


  1. From your local, internet-connected system, go to EMC Software Licensing Central (SLC).
  2. Log into the system using your EMC credentials.
  3. Click ACTIVATE at the top of the page.
    A menu will appear with two options: Activate and Activate by File.
  4. Click Activate by File
    The Upload Activation File page appears.
  5. Confirm that your company name is listed next to Company.
    If your company name is not displayed, click Select a Company and search with your company name and ID.
  6. Click Upload.
  7. Locate the activation file on your local machine and click Open.
  8. Click the Start the Activation Process button.
    The Apply License Authorization Code (LAC) page appears.
  9. In the Missing Product & Quantities Summary table, confirm that there is a green check in the column on the far right.
    If any row is missing a green check in that column, you can search for a different LAC by clicking the Search button and selecting a different available LAC.
  10. Click the Next: Review button.
  11. Click the Activate button.
    When the signed license file is available, SLC will send it to you as an attachment to an email.
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    Your signed license file may not be available immediately.

  12. After you receive the signed license file from SLC, download the signed license file to your local machine.