When you launch the Veeam Agent for Linux control panel for the first time, Veeam Agent for Linux displays a notification window offering to install a license. You can choose to install the license immediately or postpone this operation.
- If you choose to install the license, you can immediately browse for the license key on your computer and complete the license installation process.
- If you choose to postpone the license installation process, you will be able to install a license later at any time you need.
Until you install a license, Veeam Agent for Linux will operate in the free functionality mode. To learn more, see Product Functionality Modes.
If you choose not to install a license and use Veeam Agent for Linux in the free functionality mode, the notification window offering to install a license will appear every time you open the control panel until Veeam Agent for Linux completes the first backup job session.
To install a license:
- Launch the Veeam Agent for Linux control panel with the veeam or veeamconfig ui command.
- In the Veeam Agent for Linux control panel, press the 'm' key to open the Miscellaneous menu.
- In the menu, make sure that the Manage License option is selected and press Enter.
- In the Manage license window, make sure that the Install button is selected and press Enter.
- In the Choose license window, in the File location section, specify a path to the license key:
- Select the Browse option with the Tab key and press Space or Enter.
- In the Choose license file location window, select the necessary directory and press Enter.
- Repeat the step 'a' until a path to the directory in which the license key resides appears in the Current directory field.
- In the directory where the license key resides, select the license key and press Enter.
If you chose to install the license immediately from the Veeam Backup & Replication welcome screen notification, you will pass to this step right from the notification window.
- In the License mode section, select the product functionality mode in which Veeam Agent for Linux will operate and press Enter. To learn more about modes, see Product Functionality Modes.
- Veeam Agent for Linux will install the license and display a window notifying that the license is successfully installed. Press Enter to finish the license installation process.
After you install a license, you can view information about the license (expiration date, status of the license, current functionality mode of the product and so on) in the Manage license window. You can also check information about the license using the Veeam Agent for Linux command line interface. To learn more, see Viewing License.