License overview
This page describes how licensing works in a Weka cluster.
A license is a legal instrument governing the usage terms of the Weka cluster.
The license terms include the following properties:
  • Cluster GUID that is created during the installation
  • Expiry date (usage period)
  • Raw or usable hot-tier (SSD) capacity
  • Object store capacity
When a license is applied to a Weka cluster, the cluster verifies the license validity by comparing the license properties and the actual cluster usage.
To start in a newly configured cluster, you must set a valid license. Weka supports two license types:
  • Classic license: With this license type, the cost consists of a predetermined period (For example, one year) and the cluster capacity.
  • Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) license: With this license type, the cost consists of the hourly usage and the cluster capacity.
Related topics

Display the license status using the GUI

The Weka cluster license page displays the license properties: license mode, expiry date, raw or usable drives capacity, and object store capacity.
Procedure
  1. 1.
    From the menu, select Configure > Cluster Settings.
  2. 2.
    From the Cluster Settings pane, select License.
Weka cluster license status

Display the license status using the CLI

You can display the license status using one of the following commands:
  • weka cluster license: Displays the license properties.
  • weka status: Displays the weka status including the license status and expiry date.
  • weka alerts: If no license is assigned to the cluster, the command displays a relevant alert.
Example: License status using the weka cluster license command
# weka cluster license
Licensing status: Classic
Current usage:
2374 GB raw drive capacity
1024 GB usable capacity
0 GB object-store capacity
Installed license:
Valid from 2022-06-21T09:22:34Z
Expires at 2022-07-21T09:22:34Z
2374 GB raw drive capacity
0 GB usable capacity
1000000000000000 GB object-store capacity
Example: Display the license status using the weka status command
WekaIO v4.0.1 (CLI build 4.0.1)
...
license: OK, valid thru 2023-07-19T09:22:34Z
...
Example: License status when the cluster does not have a valid license
# weka status
Weka v4.0.0.1 (CLI build 4.0.1)
...
license: Unlicensed
...
Example: License status using the weka alerts command for a cluster without an assigned license
# weka alerts
...
No License Assigned
This cluster does not have a license assigned, please go to https://get.weka.io to obtain your license