Step d: Install the License Files - AWS Elemental Server

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Step d: Install the License Files

Install the license files and point the software at them.

Now that you have a .tgz compressed license file for each instance of the software you are running, you must point the software to it.

From your workstation, perform the following steps for each newly installed AWS Elemental system.

  1. Navigate to the directory where you saved the .tgz file and unpack it.

  2. Bring up the web interface for the AWS Elemental Server system. From the main menu, select Settings > Licenses. The Licenses screen appears.

  3. Select Choose File and navigate to the directory where you placed the license files. Select the file name with the hostname portion matching the hostname of this node.

  4. Back on the Licenses screen, choose Update. The license file is installed.

  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 on each node.

Now that you have a .tgz compressed license file for each instance of the software you are running, you must extract the individual license files and point the software to them.

Each .tgz file is named as follows: lic-download-<hostname>.tgz

To extract the files and point the software at them

  1. Put the .tgz files in a convenient directory on your workstation. Make a note of the path.

  2. Unpack each .tgz file. The .tgz file contains one or more of the following files:

    • eme.lic: This file is always included.

    • ui.lic: This file might be included.

    • cable.lic: This file is included only if your deployment includes the Cable Package option.

    Important

    Take care to unpack the files methodically so that you can track which hostname a particular file belongs to. For example, put each .tgz file in a directory called licenses_<hostname>, then unpack directly into this directory.

    Perform the following steps for each hardware unit for which you received license files.

  3. On the AWS Elemental Server node, display the web interface. From the main menu, choose Settings > Licenses. The Licenses screen appears.

  4. Choose Browse and navigate to the directory where you placed the license files for the node with this hostname. Select the first in the directory.

  5. Back on the Licenses screen, choose Update. The license file will be installed. Repeat for each license file: eme.lic, ui.lic, cable.lic (if applicable).

  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 for each hardware unit.