# Unable to Start Node due to no Cluster License

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## Symptoms

The following error appears when starting a node:

2009-04-16 10:39:12 (EventLevel: fatal) (EventType: bootstrap) Could not load bootstrap from environment com.atlassian.config.bootstrap.BootstrapException: Unable to bootstrap application: Exception bootstrapping cluster:This licence only allows 1 nodes in the cluster. This would be exceeded if this node joined.


## Cause

The license is valid only for one node. This is usually on installation or after a renenwal.