Installation

Do multiple summary indexes affect license usage?

I know that since 4.1 summary indexing does not count against license anymore. However, what if I have multiple summary indexes?

According to this answer, I'd say more indexes would not affect the license, but just looked for a confirmation...

E.g.

  • summary -> the defauls summary index, residing on the search head.
  • summary1h -> stores results of scheduled aggregations having resolution of 1 hour, data kept for 1 month
  • summary1d -> stores results of scheduled aggregations having resolution of 1 day, data kept for 3 months

The last two sum-indexes would reside on a dedicate job server (with forwarding license).

Would this configuration affect license usage?

Thanks

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Adding more summary indexes will not affect license usage. No summary indexed data will count against the license.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Adding more summary indexes will not affect license usage. No summary indexed data will count against the license.

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Thanks Stephen,
Paolo

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Explorer

Wrong! If you overwrite the original sourcetype created by "|collect " (stash) it will count towards your licence.

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Communicator

Can Splunk please clarify? Is it true that, if sourcetype is changed to anything other than "stash", summary indexed data would count against license usage?

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