License Activation and Renewal


Licensing Operations

Reads the sales_key and that are defined in the settings.hcl file, downloads the license file from Instana SaaS, and saves it to the license file. The command requires an internet connection and you can also run the command from a machine that does not have Instana installed.

To download the license on the instana host:

instana license download

To download it on a different host, for example in an air-gap scenario:

instana license download -k <SALES_KEY>
instana license import

Imports your license into the configuration of your backend. It searches for the license file in the same folder from where you run the command.

To specify a path to your license file, run this command:

instana license import -f <path/to/file>

To print out license information:

instana license verify