I am using an older version.
A "no-enforcement" key was issued from Splunk.
I know that I cant use the new capability.
Can I install a "no-enforcement" key on an older version of Splunk?
Do I need to upgrade to Splunk Enterprise 6.5 in order to get the new capability? Is there an exception process?
You must upgrade at least the License Master in your deployment to 6.5 to take advantage of this capability.
The “no-enforcement” key is ONLY compatible with 6.5 license stacks.
Attempting to install a "no-enforcement" key on an older version of Splunk will result in an error stating the key is unrecognized.
I feel that both of them can be caught from the following sentences.
Is installation to an older version supported?
Here is the License Enforcement FAQ: https://www.splunk.com/en_us/resources/splunk-enterprise-metered-license-enforcement-faq.html.
It does say that the key is only compatible with 6.5+ license stacks. Attempting to install the key on an older version will result in an error saying the key is unrecognized.
Thanks for your comment.
It was the same as my link.
It has a description "in order to get the new capability"
I will not use new features.
What do you think?
"No-enforcement" is a new capability. If you don't want this then you need Splunk to cut you a pre-6.5 license
Thank you for answering.
I confirmed that I can install it.
What does "cut" mean?
That's my nerdy way of saying that the term 'cut' is used cutely to imagine our license team like a sausage factory (original purpose of our office!) cutting meat slices for you. So, imagine @acharlieh merely used the word 'create' instead of 'cut'.
I am sorry that I am not good at English.
I can install a "no-enforcement" key on an older version of Splunk.
And it is supported by Splunk.
Is it OK?
As of 6.5. Take a look at this material to learn more: https://www.splunk.com/en_us/resources/splunk-enterprise-metered-license-enforcement-faq.html
I understand that it supports only 6.5 and later.
Is it right?
At a minimum, you would need to upgrade your license server. Can you provide more info on your architecture? Is your license server running on another component, or is it by itself? What version of Splunk are you currently running? I would check this to make sure there are no compatibility issues depending on your current version, but you should be OK.
Thanks for your comment.
I dont need the new capability.
Is it still necessary to upgrade?
The license server is a search head.