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Need a new Splunk Enterprise trial license for fundamentals training

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I have installed Splunk Enterprise trial version in the past to learn how to use Splunk.

Now, I have been invited for Splunk trainings, but before you can enter paid trainings you need to accomplish the course 1 fundamentals training which consist of 13 modules where you need a Splunk environment with admin rights.
The problem is that I have already used that license (Splunk Enterprise Trial) before, when I did not know I would be attending official Splunk trainings.

I have already started the fundamentals training and have a deadline for this first course, but I can't install the right environment I need to complete this training.

I have allready tried to call to USA for information on new license, but no one answered.
After that I have called Germany Splunk support (they did answer), but they haven't further responded to my mail or phone.

I really need a new license for the trial Enterprise version, or I will have to cancel the second and third course for me (since I need to pass the first weblearning training to enroll the next).

So...How can I fast get a new license for the TRIAL ENTERPRISE VERSION to complete the weblearning?

Thanks in advance!

Kind regards,
Danny Karouw

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Re: Need a new Splunk Enterprise trial license for fundamentals training

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Easy answer: Set up a (Linux) virtual machine (e.g. with VirtualBox), install your favourite Linux Distro, download Splunk Linux Version, install, be happy 🙂

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Re: Need a new Splunk Enterprise trial license for fundamentals training

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Hello DMohn,
Thank you for your answer!
But is there no other way then to create a VM and do all installation again?
I think I just really need a new license key from Splunk support..?

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Re: Need a new Splunk Enterprise trial license for fundamentals training

Motivator

Splunk usually does not give out license keys to personal users.

Aer you working for a company that uses Splunk? They might have a (sales) trial key.

Another option might be to sign up for a personal developer license: http://dev.splunk.com/page/developer_license_sign_up

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Re: Need a new Splunk Enterprise trial license for fundamentals training

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Yes I know, but I just need a trial version license key so the key for 30 days Enterprise trial what will expire and after that it will redirect to the free version, just so I can complete the fundamentals E-learning from Splunk so I can enroll the second training.
I'ts a bit off an odd story, but when I used the trial version months ago, I did not know to get an actual training of Splunk.
I will check your answers out here and the link. Maybe I can "borrow" a trial license key if they have it here.

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Re: Need a new Splunk Enterprise trial license for fundamentals training

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Hello DMohn, I have contacted our local Splunk support in europe.
The person I came in contact with was helpfull and had some questions.
He stated that he could immediately send a new license key for the trial version as he understood it was for the training purpose which required to be completed before expiration. Offcourse it would be a different story for "official" licenses I can understand.
Thank you anyway for the time invested. I could not give any points, because I just signed up and have no points to give. But dearly noted for the help.

Kind regards,
Danny

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Re: Need a new Splunk Enterprise trial license for fundamentals training

Motivator

Good to hear you found a solution for you.

Even if you just registered, you could still click on "accept answer", as this will mark your issue as resolved and might help others who have the same question to find a swift answer.

Happy Splunking
Dennis

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Re: Need a new Splunk Enterprise trial license for fundamentals training

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DMohn, I really appreciate your help, but Schollaert beneath has pinpointed the exact license problem I had with the appropriate solution (on the Splunk download page itself).
Therefor that answer is better suited for this question although yours would probably also work as workaround. I will accept his answer.

thanks!

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Re: Need a new Splunk Enterprise trial license for fundamentals training

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Just delete your current installation and reinstall from scratch. First backup your indexes if you want to preserve them. Restore afterwards.

Best regards,

Jan

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Re: Need a new Splunk Enterprise trial license for fundamentals training

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I have tried that multiple times. but after the install there are a few options for the license. but the one I need states in red that I can't use the trial version because of expired license..(of already used of some sort, I can't select the Enterprise trial anymore).

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