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Can you enable the Forwarder license group outside of the GUI?

hacktastic
Path Finder

Hello,

I'm still trying to get my head around the back end of the new licensing. I'm upgrading about 500 LWFs to 4.2.1. I see how I can convert over to a forwarder license in the GUI, but I'm not sure what changes in the background. Is there a file I'm missing or can this be done via the CLI? I'm not finding anything in the docs so far. I see some mention of forwarder licensing in the Universal Forwarder, but it was confusing.

Your help is appreciated!

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gkanapathy
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Yes. You just create a server.conf file (not necessarily in etc/system/local, but possibly in an app directory, with the usual config file merging/precedence rules) containing:

[license]
active_group = Forwarder

A Universal Forwarder doesn't need this as that is the default, and it can't run as anything else anyway.

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gkanapathy
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Yes. You just create a server.conf file (not necessarily in etc/system/local, but possibly in an app directory, with the usual config file merging/precedence rules) containing:

[license]
active_group = Forwarder

A Universal Forwarder doesn't need this as that is the default, and it can't run as anything else anyway.

hacktastic
Path Finder

Thanks Gerald!

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