Step b: Generate a License Activation Key File - AWS Elemental Delta

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Step b: Generate a License Activation Key File

The operating system that you installed on your hardware has a utility you can use to generate an activation key file.

To generate an activation key file

  1. Using an SSH client such as PuTTY, log in to the hardware unit with the elemental user credentials.

    You are logged in at the home directory (/elemental).

  2. Enter this command.

    [elemental@hostname ~] ./keygen
  3. At the prompt, enter the activation code. The following file is created in the home directory: activation_<hostname of the system>.key .

  4. Copy the file to your workstation. For example:

    • Use Windows Share protocol: Connect to “\\<elemental-ip>\elemental” on a PC

    • Use Samba: Connect to “smb://<elemental-ip>/elemental” on a Mac.  

    • Use SCP or a similar utility on a Linux workstation.

    Use the elemental user credentials and copy and paste the file from the network share.

  5. Repeat these steps for each AWS Elemental Delta hardware unit.

    • Make sure to log in to each hardware unit for each activation key file that you want to generate: each activation key file that you create must contain the hostname of the individual hardware unit.

    • Make sure to use a different activation code on each unit.