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How do I get a free license?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I'd like a use the free license, what do I need to do?

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Re: How do I get a free license?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Version 4 support of the free license was introduced in version 4.0.5. Splunk Free is designed for personal, ad-hoc search and visualization of IT data. You can use Splunk Free for ongoing indexing of small volumes (<500MB/day) of data.

If you go over 500MB/day more than 3 times in a 30 day period, Splunk will continue to index your data, but search will be disabled until you are back down to 3 or fewer times in the 30 day period.

To switch to a Free License via the web interface:

  • Log in to Splunk Web as a user with admin privileges and navigate to Manager > License.
  • Review the text below the License and usage area, find the switch to a free license link, and click it. A login page is displayed.
  • Select Switch to Free License and click Continue.
  • You are prompted to reboot.

To switch to a Free License via the command line:

  • Copy the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/splunk-free.license to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/splunk.license
  • Restart Splunk (./splunk restart)

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Re: How do I get a free license?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee
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Re: How do I get a free license?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

In 4.2 to switch to free license:

  • login the UI, go to manager > licensing
  • change the license group to "free license"
  • restart
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Re: How do I get a free license?

Communicator

Anyway at cmdline to change it? especially when using LWF/forwarders and gui is not running?

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Re: How do I get a free license?

Communicator

add to server.conf seems like a solution.. if using a forwarder.

[license]
active_group = Forwarder

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