Overview

This page describes how licensing works in a WekaIO system cluster.

License Metrics

A WekaIO system license measures usage at the cluster level and contains the following properties:

  1. Cluster GUID (created at the time of installation)

  2. Expiry date

  3. Raw hot-tier (SSD) capacity

  4. Object store capacity

When applied, the cluster verifies that the license is valid by comparing these properties and actual cluster usage.

Cluster Licensing Status

To view the cluster licensing status, run the weka status command:

# weka status
WekaIO v3.1.7.2 (CLI build 2.5.3)
...
license: OK, valid thru 2018-07-31T07:14:05Z
...

In the example status above, it is possible to see that the cluster has a valid license which is due to expire on July 31st 2018. If the cluster does not have a valid license, the licensing status will appear as follows:

# weka status
WekaIO v3.1.7.2 (CLI build 2.5.3)
...
license: Unlicensed
...

The system includes cluster alerts which also indicate if the cluster does not have an assigned license. Cluster alerts can be viewed by running the weka alerts command:

# weka alerts
...
No License Assigned
This cluster does not have a license assigned, please go to https://get.weka.io to obtain your license

Obtaining a License

There are two ways to obtain a license for your cluster:

  1. Classic Licensing: In this method, payment is for a predetermined period of time, e.g., 1 year. See Classic Licensing for information more about this method.

  2. Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) Licensing: In this method, payment is according to hourly usage. See Pay As You Go for more information about this method.