Set the license of a node on the local host.

This command requires you to pass in a license file to --license.

Verify the target node is running. The set-license command cannot be run on a stopped node.


memsqlctl set-license [flags]
-h, --help Help for set-license
--license LICENSE The license to be applied
--memsql-id string The node ID of the node
Global Flags:
-c, --config FILE_PATH Path to the memsqctl config file
--default-install-dir DIRECTORY_PATH Path to the default install directory
--insecure-ssl Fall back to insecure SSL connections to local nodes if memsqlctl is unable to otherwise establish a connection (ADVANCED)
-j, --json Print output in JSON format
--node-metadata-file FILE_PATH Path to the node metadata file
--parallelism POSITIVE_INTEGER Maximum amount of operations to be run in parallel
--ssl-ca FILE_PATH The path to the CA certificate file (in PEM format) to authenticate the database certificate
--timeout duration Maximum time for operation to complete (e.g., 30s, 10m, 1.5h)
--verbose-json Print output in JSON format, include some warnings and user messages
-v, --verbosity count Increase logging verbosity
-y, --yes Enable non-interactive mode and assume the user would like to move forward with the proposed actions by default


  • This command is interactive unless you enable non-interactive mode through the flag --yes.

    In addition, if you have more than one node running on a host, you must also set --memsql-id for non-interactive mode.

  • The memsqlctl set-license command is equivalent to the sdb-admin set-license command.


sudo memsqlctl set-license --license <base64-encoded license>
memsqlctl will perform the following actions on the local node on port 3306:
  · Run `SET LICENSE = '<base64-encoded license>'`

Would you like to continue? [y/N]: y
✓ Set license on node with MemSQL ID 179062CAEEBCBDA755B75297BF6D9B2AE4C98FB7

Last modified: April 22, 2024

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