When you first install SaltStack Config, it contains a 14-day trial license. To continue using SaltStack Config beyond the 14-day trial, contact a sales representative to purchase a license and then install the key.

Before you start

Installing your license key is the first post-installation step in a series of several steps. Before installing your license key, complete one of the installation scenarios then install your license key. To begin the installation process, see Installation overview.

Which license do I need?

See Which license do you need? for more information about licensing.

Finding your license key

Download your license from My VMware (Customer Connect).

Installing the key

To install the license key on the RaaS node:

  1. Copy the license file to your RaaS node, such as transferring it using the SCP or SFTP protocols.
  2. Login as the root user on the RaaS node.
  3. Unzip the license file. For example:
    unzip raas.license.yourlicensefilename.zip
  4. Run the following commands:
    chown raas:raas raas.license
    chmod 400 raas.license
    mv raas.license /etc/raas
    Note:

    If you are not running as the root user and receive an unauthorized user alert, you can add the sudo command in front of each command as needed.

  5. Restart the RaaS service:
    systemct1 restart raas

What to do next

After installing your license key, you must complete additional post-installation steps. The next step is to install and configure the Master Plugin. To continue the post-installation process, see Install and configure the Master Plugin.