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Deploy Enterprise Edition

To deploy and use Pachyderm's Enterprise Edition, follow the deployment instructions for your platform and then activate the Enterprise Edition. Pachyderm provides a FREE evaluation token for the Enterprise Edition on the landing page of the Enterprise dashboard.


Pachyderm automatically deploys the Enterprise dashboard. If you want to deploy without the dashboard, run pachctl deploy [command] --no-dashboard.

Activate Pachyderm Enterprise Edition

There are two ways to activate Pachyderm's enterprise features::

For either method, you need to have your Pachyderm Enterprise activation code available. You should have received this from the Pachyderm sales team when registering for the Enterprise Edition. If you are a new user evaluating Pachyderm, you can request a FREE evaluation code on the landing page of the dashboard. If you are having trouble locating your activation code, contact

Activate by Using the pachctl CLI

When you have Pachyderm up and running, the kubectl get pods must return a similar output:

kubectl get pods

System response:

NAME                     READY     STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
dash-6c9dc97d9c-vb972    2/2       Running   0          6m
etcd-7dbb489f44-9v5jj    1/1       Running   0          6m
pachd-6c878bbc4c-f2h2c   1/1       Running   0          6m

You should also be able to connect to the Pachyderm cluster via the pachctl CLI:

pachctl version

System response:

pachctl             1.13.45
pachd               1.13.45

To activate the Pachyderm Enterprise Edition, complete the following steps::

  1. Activate the Enterprise Edition by running:
echo <your-activation-token> | pachctl enterprise activate

If this command does not return any error, then the activation was successful.

  1. Verify the status of the enterprise activation:
pachctl enterprise get-state

System response:


Activate by Using the Dashboard

You can activate Enterprise Edition directly in the dashboard.

To active Enterprise Edition in the Dashboard, complete the following steps:

  1. Connect to the dashboard by using one of the following methods:

  2. If you can connect directly, point your browser to port 30080 on your Kubernetes cluster's IP address.

  3. Enable port forwarding by running pachctl port-forward in a separate terminal window and then, point your browser to localhost:30080.

When you first access the dashboard, you are prompted to enter your activation code.

  1. Enter the promo code:

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After you enter your activation code, you have full access to the Enterprise dashboard, and your cluster has an active Enterprise Edition license.

  1. Confirm that your cluster has an active Enterprise Edition license:
pachctl enterprise get-state

System response:


Last update: August 31, 2021
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