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How to configure a license slave when the GUI won't allow access to Settings?

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This is for splunk 7.3.3 enterprise on Win 2012 server.

In order to connect a slave to a license manager, an admin user would normally go to Settings > Licensing and select Change to Slave.

However, my splunk instance has an expired license, and won't allow access to anything from the GUI, giving only options to Add License or Get License. And neither of these options allows the configuration of a slave.

If it was Splunk LIght, I could get a free license, then switch to the license manager. Since it is Enterprise, I do not have that option.

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Re: How to configure a license slave when the GUI won't allow access to Settings?

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Hi grantlindley,

the easiest option would be to modify server.conf on that server and restart Splunk. See the docs for details https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/admin/serverconf#License_manager_settings_for_co...

or use the CLI command splunk edit licenser-localslave -master_uri https://YourLicenseMaster:8089 see the docs https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/CLIadmincommands#Commands.2C_objects.2C_an... for details

Hope this helps ...

cheers, MuS

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Re: How to configure a license slave when the GUI won't allow access to Settings?

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The CLI did the trick. Thanks!

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