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Jeffrey Fried · Oct 26, 2021

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. 

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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 ...

Last night I attempted to pull the Iris Health with ML container image and got the following error.

podman pull

Trying to pull

Error: initializing source docker:// reading manifest 2021. in manifest unknown: The named manifest is not known to the registry.

The web page that directed me to the above container image is

Is there another location we should be pulling that image from?


@Don Martin - It looks like there a typo:

its "irishealth-ml-community", not "irishealth-community-ml"


podman pull

(credit to John Martin in ISC RelEng)

That did it!  Thanks Ben and John.

This version is just outdated, InterSystems deletes old version, when they publish something newer. Use docker-ls tool, this will help to find all available versions