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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. 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.
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
  • Data Efficiency Option (DEO) license (if provided)

Display the license status using the GUI

The WEKA cluster license page displays the license properties: license mode, expiry date, raw or usable drive capacity, and object store capacity.
The following example shows a classic license mode. The Pay As You Go (PAYG) license is deprecated and is no longer available to new customers.
  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, 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:
1932 GB raw drive capacity
963 GB usable capacity
49 GB object-store capacity
Disabled data reduction
Installed license:
Valid from 2023-07-01T08:17:24Z
Expires at 2023-07-31T08:17:24Z
1932 GB raw drive capacity
0 GB usable capacity
1000000000000000 GB object-store capacity
Enabled data reduction
Example: Display the license status using the weka status command
WekaIO v4.2.0 (CLI build 4.2.0)
license: OK, valid thru 2023-07-19T09:22:34Z
Example: License status when the cluster does not have a valid license
# weka status
Weka v4.2.0 (CLI build 4.2.0)
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 to obtain your license