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Jeffrey Fried · Oct 26

Warning - 2021.1 Community Edition license is expiring soon - replacement is available

It's come to our attention that the built-in license in the InterSystems IRIS and IRIS for Health 2021.1 Community Edition release is incorrectly set to expire on October 30, 2021.  

There is no impact to any production versions (the Community Edition is for development purposes), but developers will find that their instances stop running and should replace them with new ones.   For cases where replacing them is an issue, we have provided an override key.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

== replacement builds

Standard kits and containers have been posted on the WRC software distribution site. Look for version 2021.1 build 215.3. 

New container builds with an extended key are now available from the InterSystems Container Registry.  You can pull the new images as follows:

docker pull

docker pull

docker pull

docker pull


InterSystems Containers  Docker Hub have been updated.


We'll update this post the Community Edition cloud marketplace instances on AWS, Azure, and GCP are updated. 

=== override keys ===

We have created a posted a set of "override keys" that extend the Community Edition until January 5, 2022.   You can download them from the wrc where we post preview license keys, here.   You do NOT need these keys if you are using the new builds (build 215.3)

 Look here in the documentation for how to load a key.   You can also see "running in containers" here if you need tips on doing this with containers.

This issue also applies to previous versions of the Community Edition (including 2020.1.1).  We will not be respinning previous versions, but the override key may be used on these older versions.

Note that we are not recommending that use of these keys is a best practice for devops, the practice should be to simply use the replacement container.  However, these keys will be useful to you in a number of scenarios.


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Note that applying the new IRIS for Health key (I haven't tried plain IRIS) yields a warning that it lacks some of the analytics features of the expiring key.

New builds with an extended key are now available from the InterSystems Container Registry. You can pull the new images as follows:

docker pull

docker pull

docker pull

docker pull

Thanks, Steven!

And ZPM-enabled kits are:

And we updated the images with ZPM 0.2.14 too:


And to launch IRIS do:

docker run --rm --name my-iris -d --publish 9091:1972 --publish 9092:52773 intersystemsdc/iris-community:2021.

docker run --rm --name my-iris -d --publish 9091:1972 --publish 9092:52773 intersystemsdc/iris-ml-community:2021.

docker run --rm --name my-iris -d --publish 9091:1972 --publish 9092:52773 intersystemsdc/irishealth-community:2021.

docker run --rm --name my-iris -d --publish 9091:1972 --publish 9092:52773 intersystemsdc/irishealth-ml-community:2021.

And for terminal do:

docker exec -it my-iris iris session IRIS

and to start the control panel:


To stop and destroy container do:

docker stop my-iris

The new key did the trick. Thanks for the quick response! 

The new keys are in the process of getting posted on the WRC. I will update here once they are available.

Updated keys are posted. They are valid until January 5, 2022.

Standard kits have been posted on the WRC. Version 2021.1 Build 215.3 for all platforms that the Community Edition supports. These kits have a build-in key and will not require the keys we posted.


Will the "Built-in license for InterSystems SAM Manager" be effected as well ?

the "Expiration Date" is 0 - so i guess it is not, but just want to be sure ...