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What is the difference between Cluster master and License master in a distributed Environment?

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What is the difference between Cluster master and License master in a distributed Environment?

Any major differences and detailed explanation of both would be great.

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ChrisG
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Are you asking for the basic conceptual differences? One has nothing to do with the other. A license master governs a license pool. A cluster master manages a cluster of indexers that indexes multiple copies of your data.

See How Splunk licensing works in the Admin Manual

and

The basics of indexer cluster architecture in Managing Indexers and Clusters of Indexers.

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ChrisG
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Are you asking for the basic conceptual differences? One has nothing to do with the other. A license master governs a license pool. A cluster master manages a cluster of indexers that indexes multiple copies of your data.

See How Splunk licensing works in the Admin Manual

and

The basics of indexer cluster architecture in Managing Indexers and Clusters of Indexers.

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