Upload License

Exasol deployments start with a license that allows you to load 10 GB of raw data for testing purposes. For larger data sizes, you must upload a license.


Download a valid Exasol 8 license file to your local system.

Exasol 8 uses a new license format, which means that Exasol 7.1 licenses will not work in Exasol 8. For more information, contact support.


This procedure is carried out using ConfD.

The ConfD examples are written in Bash on a Linux terminal running the Exasol tool confd_client, which is accessed by connecting to EXAClusterOS on the database nodes using Exasol Deployment Tool (c4). You can also interact with ConfD from an external tool using Python and XML-RPC. For more information, see ConfD.

Placeholder values are indicated with UPPERCASE characters. Replace the placeholders with your own values.

To upload the license, use the ConfD job license_upload.

confd_client -c license_upload -a '{license: "{< LICENSE_FILENAME}"}'

The license is automatically applied after a few minutes.


This procedure is carried out using ConfD.

To verify the license after it has been uploaded, use the ConfD job license_info. For example:

[root@n11 ~]# confd_client -c license_info
  comment: Unlimited license with an expiration date.
  company_name: Exasol
  distributor: Exasol
  distributor_id: 1
  expiration_date: '2023-08-02'
  license_id: 2
  schema_version: 1
  max_db_mem_size_in_gb: Unlimited
  max_db_raw_data_size_in_gb: Unlimited
  max_nodes_per_cluster: Unlimited
  max_num_clusters: Unlimited

To verify that the currently running databases do not exceed the license limits, use the ConfD job license_run_check. For example:

[root@n11 ~]# confd_client -c license_run_check