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

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Step b: Generate a License Activation Key File

The operating system that you installed on your virtual machine (VM) has a utility you can use to generate an activation key file.

To generate an activation key file

  1. From the VMware vSphere client, choose Open Console and access the desired VM, using 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 for the first VM, including the dashes. The following file is created in the home directory: activation_<hostname of the system>.key

  4. Copy the activation key file from the VM to your workstation using SCP.

    Use the elemental user credentials.

  5. Repeat these steps for each VM.

    • Make sure to repeat step 1 for each activation key file that you want to generate: each key file must contain the hostname of the individual VM.

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