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Over license limit, can't see why

Path Finder

With the 4.2 update, something has gone sideways, and made me violate my free license every day since the update. The problem is, I can't see why since search is disabled. And given there are 9 violations, I'm going to have a while to wait until I can search again.

But, putting that aside, I'm curious about an error the license manager is throwing.

"This pool contains 71 slave/s in violation". (as a note, this number continues to increase. it now reads 74 slave/s 3 hours later).

I have no slaves (pretty sure I can't even if I wanted to with the free license). And there certainly aren't 71 devices reporting to the server. Makes me wonder if there are multiple indexers trying to run and index the same material multiple times, and that's why I'm going so far over quota. I used to index about 150MB/day with 4.1. Today, alone, 1800MB. So something is wrong.

Any insights? So far, the 4.2 upgrade has been kind of a pain in the butt. =/

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

There is a topic relevant to troubleshooting indexing volume here:

http://www.splunk.com/wiki/Community:TroubleshootingIndexedDataVolume

The searches listed at this link should probably help you locate the source of your volume issues. You may want to contact support to have a license key reset issued. We can issue one of those and get you searching again, but you should be able to search the internal indexes to at least figure out what is happening presently.

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Path Finder

this is the free license. It's not possible to have slave indexers from what I can tell. so this whole thing seems rather... broken.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I would probably follow the instructions here on only allowing specific indexers to connect. Splunk thinks that other indexers/forwarders are connecting and using the license pool.

link:

http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/latest/Admin/Addanindexertoalicensepool

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Path Finder

great, I'll do that. Though, any idea about the slave/s warning? There are no slaves...

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