As part of the manual installation process (which is not recommended), install the RaaS license key.

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.

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

The following process explains the legacy method for installing the RaaS license key. SaltStack Config is backwards compatible and this method of installing the license key is still supported. See Install the license key for information about the standard instructions for installing the license 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:
  4. Run the following commands:
    chown raas:raas raas.license
    chmod 400 raas.license
    mv raas.license /etc/raas

    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:
    systemctl restart raas

What to do next

Once the manual installation process is complete, you must complete several post-installation steps:

The first post-installation step is to install and configure the Master Plugin. To begin the next post-installation step, see Install and configure the Master Plugin.