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Can we use a cluster member as a license master in Search Head Clustering?

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we recently built a new splunk environment using search head clustering (6.2) and firewall rules are open from cluster members to all indexers deployer, deployment server and HFs. So i am planning to use a cluster member as license master.

Thanks,
Sam

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Re: Can we use a cluster member as a license master in Search Head Clustering?

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Hi

It's possible to use cluster member as license master in SHC (6.2) but splunk recommend to use a search head as a licence master if you have one in your deployment.

All cluster members, including masters, peers, and search heads, need to
be in an Enterprise license pool, even if they're not expected to index any
data.
Cluster members must share the same licensing configuration

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Re: Can we use a cluster member as a license master in Search Head Clustering?

Path Finder

Thanks NOUMSSI! I am using one of the search head (cluster memeber) as license master from search head cluster.

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Re: Can we use a cluster member as a license master in Search Head Clustering?

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Cool spsrasru. Don't be affraid it will work.
Don't forget to vote and accept mys answer

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Re: Can we use a cluster member as a license master in Search Head Clustering?

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Thanks spsrasru. If you have anys question just come to me. I'm here to help you.

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Re: Can we use a cluster member as a license master in Search Head Clustering?

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May i know why Splunk recommends to use Search head as License Master ? Is their a reason why Search head is treated as Best License Manager ?

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