Kapacitor Enterprise installations are very similar to open source Kapacitor but require a an Enterprise license key and include extra configuration options.
The basic installation steps are:
- Download Kapacitor Enterprise
- Configure Kapacitor Enterprise
- Start Kapacitor Enterprise
Kapacitor Enterprise has only a single type of member, meaning every member of a cluster is the same and performs the same functions.
Step 1: Download Kapacitor Enterprise
Sign in to the InfluxPortal to view your Enterprise license key and access the download links.
Click on the download icon in your dashboard and agree to the Software Software License Subscription Agreement to view package download links.
Download the package appropriate for your operating system and un-package the contents.
Add the binaries included in
<package_dir>/usr/bin/ to your system’s
Step 2: Configure Kapacitor Enterprise
Configuring Kapacitor Enterprise is similar to the open source Kapacitor, with a few additional sections in the
View the Kapacitor Enterprise Configuration documentation for more details.
To print out an example Kapacitor Enterprise configuration, run:
Use the example configuration to create your own custom
Update the essential information
to suit your specific installation.
Provide your enterprise license key
kapacitor.conf provide either your full enterprise license key in the
license-key configuration or the path to a file containing your license key using
These configurations are mutually exclusive and should not be used together.
[enterprise] # ... license-key = "xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx" # OR [enterprise] # ... license-path = "/path/to/kapacitor-enterpise-license.txt"
If you don’t want to store your license key in your
kapacitor.conf, you can also provide your license key using the
Other enterprise-specific configuration options
Kapacitor enterprise includes additional configuration options that are covered in the Kapacitor Enterprise Configuration documentation. There are also options related to clustering and alerts that are covered in detail in the Kapacitor clustering documentation.
Save your kapacitor.conf
Save your customized
kapacitor.conf in the filesystem of the server on which it will be used.
The location of your
kapacitor.conf is important when starting Kapacitor.
Step 3: Start the Kapacitor daemon
With Kapacitor Enterprise configured, start the Kapacitor daemon using the
Specify the location of your kapacitor.conf
You have a few options for telling Kapacitor where your
kapacitor.conf is located:
When staring Kapacitor, pass the path to the configuration file with
kapacitord -config /path/to/kapacitor.conf
Define the path to the
kapacitor.confat one of the expected locations: