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Start using Portainer Business Edition, our fully featured commercial product, free for your first five nodes.
Business Edition includes all of the features of Community Edition, plus:
Nodes and hosts are the same thing in our world. A node is a network endpoint. It could either be a physical server OR a virtual machine We recognize 2 different types of node – data center and lightweight edge (scale out) nodes, with different pricing each. View “What’s a Node for licensing purposes?” for more information.
The 5 nodes free license works in both Datacenter and edge environments.
Yes, the first 5 nodes of Portainer business are provided free. We will send you a license key for an initial term of 3 years from your date of sign up. It will automatically and perpetually be renewed without cost for as long as you are using Portainer Business.
No, each company (as defined by a web domain) can only get one license, however we recognize large organizations may have multiple IT teams that don’t talk to each other, so if you find you are blocked because your organization already has a free license please get in touch and we’ll help you.
Once you are up and running with your 5-node free license you can 'stack' additional licenses on top. Use our Talk To Sales function to get pricing.
Sign up for your 5 nodes free license here. Then follow the install instructions for Portainer Business here. You’ll be asked for your license key (which gets emailed to you) during the installation process.
Yes, the 5 free node license will work in both data center and edge environments.
Yes, as long as you don’t exceed your node count.
You are legally obliged to respect the node count as outlined in our terms, and described fully in the legally binding license agreement (EULA) between us. Additionally, we reserve the right to limit some or all of the product capability should the node count be exceeded.
Customers on our Take5 programme (5 nodes free) can get support via our Community Slack Channel.