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

If you created your application with slc loopback, this requirement will automatically be met.

The application name must be specified in one of the following ways:

The value of the environment variable supersedes the value set in package.json.

For example:

{  ... 
 "name": "loopback-example-app", 

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.  

If you don't install compiler tools, you will see warnings when you run the application.

Enable monitoring with third-party consoles

To enable monitoring with third-party consoles, either:

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.