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Hi,

I need some advise.

Currently I in mid of migration and getting license issue in 3 new index servers.
My environment as below.
Current splunk server are stand alone with all in one. New splunk servers implement as one master node and 3 indexers.
I have some servers data have been index to new 3 indexers.
Currently i have add the search peer at Current server to new 3 indexers.
I would like to assign license to new 3 indexers.
Current I have 2 licenses. First one is using in current server and second one is not using yet(for future used for DR server).

My question as below.
- Should I add license manager role to new master node server and add second license then create license pool to add current and 3 new indexers? After migration, I will put back first license.
- Should I add license manager role to new master node server and add second license then create license pool to add 3 new indexers?
- Should I create license pool at current server and add in current server and 3 new index servers?
-Any other way should I need to do?

Thank you.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi kyawsoenaing,

Please note that all cluster members must share:
- The same licensing pool
- The same licensing configuration
So, your cluster master and three indexers should be in the same licensing pool.
Also, Splunk recommends that you dedicate a host for each role, but you can enable multiple Splunk server roles - license master, deployer, deployment server - on a server with caveats.
I suggest the following license migration steps:
1. install a new Splunk instance on a server or VM as a dedicated license master. To add a license to a License Master, run:

splunk add licenses {path_to_license_file}
  1. Switch the license master and three indexers to a license slave. Run this command on each slave.

    splunk edit licenser-localslave -masteruri https://{LicMaster:Mport}

  2. To check the list of license slaves, run this command on the license master:

    splunk list licenser-slaves

Of course, if you really want to also use the cluster master as a license master, I think you can, but it's not recommended. As to the second license, you can stack onto your first license on your license master.
Hope this helps. Thanks!
Hunter

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Re: Licensing issue

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Hi hunters,

Thank you.
May I know why cluster master not recommended as license master?

kyawsoenaing

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Well, mostly for cluster master performance reasons. Actually, if you are planning a central license master, Splunk recommends that if you have a search head, you designate it as the license master. See details here: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.1/Admin/Configurealicensemaster#Kinds_of_license_mas....
Thanks!

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