If you are using the XAP or InsightEdge open source editions, you don't need a product license. Simply download and unzip the software, and begin by exploring the examples or building your own application.
The XAP Premium, XAP Enterprise, and InsightEdge Enterprise editions each require a valid license to start. This section explains how to set up the initial 30-day evaluation license, and also provides additional related information.
After you download an InsightEdge or XAP commercial edition from the Download Center, you will receive an email with a license key for the evaluation period. To start the evaluation period, open the license file located in
<XAP_HOME>/xap-license.txt with any text editor, and copy the license key from the email to a blank line in the file. For example:
# License can also be set via the XAP_LICENSE environment variable or com.gs.licensekey system property Product=InsightEdge;Version=14.2;Type=ENTERPRISE;Customerfirstname.lastname@example.org;Expiration=2022-Dec-31;Hash=PNXrPIPANOOddPNQFdQQ
If you're using Docker images for evaluation, add the
-e XAP_LICENSE=... option to the Docker run command, using the license key in the email.
The same evaluation license is used for both InsightEdge and XAP downloaders, enabling you to evaluate the full InsightEdge Enterprise edition, which contains all of the available features for all commercial editions.
If you are using XAP.NET, the
xap-license.txt file is located at
If you are using more than one machine for your evaluation, you must apply the license to each machine.
After you have applied the license, you can access all of the available features for the duration of the 30-day evaluation period without any limitations. When the evaluation license expires, the next time you restart the data grid you will only have access to the open-source functionality. Contact GigaSpaces support to purchase a license for the edition that meets your needs. After the new license is applied, the relevant functionality will once again be available.
The license key can be viewed in the application logs. When the system starts, it writes an information summary to the logs and console, including the license key. You can use the logs to verify that you are using the correct license key.
The license is validated whenever the service grid is started. If the license is invalid for some reason (for example, if it is expired), the system will report a problem with the license and terminate. If the license expires while the system is up and running, it will continue to run. However, if a system components fails and tries to restart, it will fail because the license is not valid.
The system looks for the license key in the following locations, in the following order:
xap-license.txtfile in the Classpath.
xap-license.txtfile in XAP installation folder (can be explicitly set using
xap-license.txtfile in the current directory.