Getting Data In

do i need a different license to install splunkforwarder?

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do i need a different license to install splunkforwarder if i already have an enterprise license for splunk? also installing splunk forwarder seems like a separate instance that i have to install on my server? is that correct

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

documentation for forwarder licenses is here:
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0/Admin/TypesofSplunklicenses#Forwarder_license

the tl;ldr answer is: no. if you're installing a universal forwarder, it will not be indexing any data, so you don't need to install a separate license on it (it comes with its own separate license pre-installed and enabled).

the universal forwarder is a separate package and should be installed as needed on the system(s) from which you want to forward data. review this topic and others about forwarding:
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Deploy/Aboutforwardingandreceivingdata

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

if you are going to be indexing data on that forwarder, you do not need a separate license, but you will need to add it as a slave to your license master and give it access to the enterprise license stack per the docs link i provided above.

Engager

i'm planning on installing heavy fowarder as we need the indexing feature of the heavy indexer.
do i need another liecense in this case?

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