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Can I dynamically change a license pool name?

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Can I dynamically change a license pool names?

We have 2 instances on Splunk running and all our search heads and indexers are set up as peers of each other. When I go to "Deployment Monitor" to review License Usage, unfortunately almost everything shows up as "auto_generated_pool_enterprise".

My question is can I dynamically edit this name to something else more descriptive?

Thanks in advance.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Go to the license-manager, in the UI. settings > licensing > click on the name to edit, and change it.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Go to the license-manager, in the UI. settings > licensing > click on the name to edit, and change it.

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Builder

Changing the name in the server.conf file and then running a restart on the license server worked. Thanks Yann.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

My bad, the description can be updated in the UI, but not the name.

  • you could create a new pool and delete the default one.
    Reduce the initial pool size first (use the option specific amount), create the new one, transfer all the indexers, delete the old one, and finally allocate all the remaining license size to the new pool.

  • or rename it in the configuration file of the license-master, then restart to apply.

If you look in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/server.conf
[lmpool:auto_generated_pool_enterprise]
please rename the stanza
[lmpool:this_is_my_renamed_pool]

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Builder

OK, nothing is changing. Do you have any other suggestions?

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Builder

Are you saying to change the entry in "Description"?

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