Configuring dark site mode

After you chose dark site mode after cluster creation, you can configure the licensing mode.

Before you begin

To set up a cluster as a dark site, you must contact your IBM® sales representative and submit a request. If your request is approved, the license key is displayed in Data Management.


To setup the dark site mode, complete the following steps:

  1. Follow the steps in the Choose a Licensing Mode after Cluster Creation section and select Dark Site as the Licensing Mode.
  2. To copy the license key from Data Management, complete the following steps:
    1. Log in to Data Management and navigate to Settings > License. The alpha-numeric license key is displayed in the License page.

    2. Copy the License key.
  3. Log in to your Data Protect cluster.
  4. Select Settings > License
  5. On the Licensing Steps page, paste the license key that is copied from Data Management, and click Upload. The message License Activated will display. This message indicates that the license is activated on that cluster.