Run Arc to get license key
You must run StrongLoop Arc at least once to get a license key. The first time you run Arc, it contacts the StrongLoop license server to request a free 30-day trial key.
See Managing your licenses for more information.
Identify application name
The application name must be specified in one of the following ways:
- The application's
package.jsonfile name property. If you create your application with the
slc loopbackcommand, it creates this file and sets the application name appropriately.
Environment variable STRONGLOOP_APPNAME.
Install compiler tools
To be able to view all metrics for an application (including memory and CPU profiling), you must have a small set of standard compiler tools on the machine running the application. See Installing compiler tools for more information.
Enable monitoring with third-party consoles
To enable monitoring with third-party consoles, either:
- Set the STRONGLOOP_METRICS environment variable to a StatsD, Graphite, or Splunk collector URL
- Install StrongLoop Process Manager as a service with
sl-pm-install --metrics <url>where <url> is a StatsD, Graphite, or Splunk collector URL.
Then simply run your application in StrongLoop Process Manager or with Arc: To run a local application in StrongLoop PM, use
slc start. For production, start PM as described in Setting up a production host and then deploy your application to it.