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Getting error when trying to upgrade from Splunk Light to Splunk Enterprise version 7 on school campus license server?

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I originally installed Splunk Light on a server. After our campus acquired a Splunk enterprise license, I switched to the Splunk enterprise license by pointing to the campus license server.

Everything worked fine until I tried to upgrade to Splunk 7. When I try to do the upgrade, I get the error message:

"Splunk Light is already installed on this computer. Splunk Enterprise cannot be installed unless you first apply a Splunk Enterprise license."

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Re: How do I upgrade splunk enterprise on a server that gets its license from a license server?

SplunkTrust
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Can you uninstall splunk light first and then install Splunk Enterprise?

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Re: How do I upgrade splunk enterprise on a server that gets its license from a license server?

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Wouldn't I still need a Splunk Enterprise license? I'm currently getting it from a license server, so don't have one on the server itself.

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Path Finder

I think it couldn't be possible to install both on a single server, but try installing Splunk enterprise on another directory on the same server. I am not sure about it but you can try.
If it still didn't work you only have one option that is to give the IP address instead of localhost in http://localhost:8000/en-US/app/launcher/home. Then you are able to access your campus Splunk enterprise with your campus Splunk credentials.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

No you just point it to “your campus” license master.

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Re: How do I upgrade splunk enterprise on a server that gets its license from a license server?

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You will need to uninstall the Splunk Light and install the splunk enterprise as a trial/free version, then after the first start, you just point to the master with the license.

To install 2 splunks, you will need to change the management port (8089) and the web port (8000).

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Okay, the uninstall, re-install worked. After reading the docs on migrating splunk, I did the following:

  1. stopped the splunk service
  2. made a copy of the splunk install folder
  3. uninstalled splunk 6.4
  4. copied the splunk folder back
  5. installed splunk 7.0.2
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Contributor

nice, happy splunking

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