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Learn About Licensing Trilio for Kubernetes

Licensing Methodology

Trilio for Kubernetes must be presented with a valid license to operate. A license is issued as valid for a specified duration of time. The license becomes invalid once its duration expires

Licensing Trilio for Kubernetes

To generate and apply the Trilio license, perform the following steps:
1. Obtain a license by getting in touch with us here. The license file will contain the license key.
2. Apply the license file to a Trilio instance using the command line or UI:
Command line
Management Console (UI)
  1. 1.
    Execute the following command:
kubectl apply -f <licensefile> -n <install_namespace>
2. If the previous step is successful, check that the output generated is similar to the following:
NAMESPACE NAME STATUS MESSAGE CURRENT CPU COUNT GRACE PERIOD END TIME EDITION CAPACITY EXPIRATION TIME MAX CPUS
tvk license-sample Active Cluster License Activated successfully. 4 FreeTrial 10 2025-07-08T00:00:00Z 8
Additional license details can be obtained using the following: kubectl get license -o json
Prerequisites:
  1. 1.
    Authenticate access to the Management Console (UI). Refer to UI Authentication.
  2. 2.
    Configure access to the Management Console (UI). Refer to Configuring the UI.
If you have already executed the above prerequisites, then refer to the guide for applying a license in the UI: Actions: License Update

Upgrading a license

A license upgrade is required when moving from one license type to another (Trial -> Enterprise and vice-versa). Trilio maintains only one instance of a license for every installation of Trilio for Kubernetes.
To upgrade a license, run kubectl apply -f <licensefile> -n <install-namespace> against a new license file to activate it. The previous license will be replaced automatically.