Understanding the Cumulus Linux License
The Cumulus Linux license has a simple format. Managing your license keys is very easy, as you can use the same license file for all your licensed Cumulus Linux switches.
In addition, there is no need to replace the license file when you renew or purchase additional licenses.
From a technical standpoint, the license has changed as follows:
- Increased messaging volume, which is displayed on screen when you log into the switch, and is written to
- New messaging when
switchddetects a missing or invalid license.
The license format looks like this:
You manage your licenses in the MyMellanox customer portal.
To verify that your license is installed, run the
cumulus@switch:~$ cl-license email@example.com|$ampleL1cen$et3xt
For more information on the use of
cl-license, please refer to the
[Quick Start Guide](https://docs.nvidia.com/networking-ethernet-software/cumulus-linux-43/Quick-Start-Guide/.
To check the version of Cumulus Linux you are running, read this article.