How do I install Xentara?

Installing Xentara is very easy. Just follow these simple steps:


Go to our download server for Windows and choose your processor platform (ARM or x64). From here, you can download the Xentara core package and additional Skills as simple MSI installers.


Installing Xentara on Linux only takes two command line instructions:

sudo wget | sudo chmod +x


How do I receive a Xentara license?

In order to run Xentara, you will need a signed license file issued by embedded ocean. You can order your license directly from our online store.

For the core license, there are several options you can choose from: Package and Term. You can also add additional Skills.


Package determines what “size” of Xentara you want to license. The packages have different usage limits as described in the following table:

Skill Limit
Data Point Limit


Here you can choose how long your license will be valid until it needs to be renewed. Licensing for more than one year in advance can give you a substantial discount!


Here you can choose which Skills to include in your license. Skills expand Xentara’s functionality with connectors for certain protocols or field buses as well as computational and other capabilities. Some Skills sold on embedded ocean’s online store were developed by third parties. 

Please note that adding Skills to your license can incur additional costs depending on Skill price.

What is a Node ID and why do I need one?

When ordering a license, the web shop will ask you for a “Node ID”.  This is used to personalize your License and connect it to your computer. That is why we are asking for this information before the license file is issued.

How do I generate a Node ID?

You can easily generate the Node ID by following these instructions:

First, download and install the correct Xentara package for your computer (see above).

The Node ID is generated by running the Xentara licence ID generation tool on the target computer. Under Linux, this tool is called xentara-licence-id, and is located under /usr/bin. Under Windows, the tool is called XentaraLicenceId.exe and is located under App in the installation directory.

The generated Node ID will be printed to the standard output, which is normally the terminal or command window where the command was run. You can write the Node ID to a file by redirecting the standard output in the usual way using “>”. So to redirect the standard output to a file called “myNodeSystemID.txt”, you can simply type

  • xentara-licence-id > myNodeSystemID.txt under Linux, or
  • C:\Program Files\Xentara\App\XentaraLicenceId > myNodeSystemID.txt under Windows.


Under Windows, you can also just double-click on XentaraLicenceId.exe to show the Node ID. Since XentaraLicenceId.exe is a so called console application, the Node ID will be shown in a Windows console window. Text in Windows console windows can be selected using the mouse, and copied by pressing Enter. If selecting text with the mouse does not work, you may have to open the console’s menu by clicking on the icon in the title bar, and choose “Mark” from the “Edit” sub menu.

You can then simply copy and paste the Node ID into the Xentara web shop window.