Deployment Architecture

One indexer vs. two license servers

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Hello fellow Splunkthusiasts!

TL;DR: Is there any way to connect one indexer cluster to two distinct license servers?


Our company has two different licenses:

  1. one acquired directly by the company (we posses the license file)
  2. the other was acquired by a corporate group to which our company belongs, it is provided to us through group's license server (it is actually some larger license split to several pools, one of them being available to us).

The obvious solution is to have one IDXC for each license with SHs searching both clusters. However, both licenses together are approximately 100GB/day, therefore building two independent indexer clusters feels like a waste of resources.

What is the best way to approach this?

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A Splunk instance can connect to only one license manager.

Perhaps Corporate can add your license to their LM and allocate that quota to your pool.

If this reply helps you, Karma would be appreciated.
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