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Set up a Grafana Enterprise Logs cluster
Grafana Enterprise Logs (GEL) is available as a pre-compiled binary, a Docker image, as well as via common OS-specific packaging. For a list of available download options, refer to the downloads page.
Get a GEL license
A valid Grafana Enterprise Logs license token is required to run GEL’s many added features. Without a valid license token, not all of GEL’s added features will run. However, GEL will still run with all of the functionality of an open-source Loki binary.
If you already have a license for GEL, download it:
- From https://grafana.com, select Login.
- From the left-hand menu, select Licenses to download the license token.
If you do not yet have a license token to run GEL, contact a Grafana Labs representative.
Choose a name for your GEL cluster
GEL licenses are issued on a per-cluster basis. Each cluster of GEL that you plan to deploy requires a unique license. When we issue a GEL license, we must have a unique cluster name with which to associate the license.
A cluster name must meet the following criteria:
- is 3 to 63 characters long
- contains lowercase letters, numbers, underscores (_), or hyphens (-)
- begins with a letter or number
- ends with a letter or number
Deploy your GEL cluster
After you have a Grafana GEL license with an associated cluster name, choose a deployment method to deploy your GEL cluster:
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