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How does splunk licensing work?

New Member

Hi,

I just downloaded Splunk for 2.6 kernel linux distributions (64-bit).
How does licensing work and how many days do i have or do i just install/setup splunk
and go from there or do i need the key for it?

How does splunk work?

do i setup splunk server and on the client install the client agent or what?
please give me some insight so i can get things start and test out.

Thanks,
KL.

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Re: How does splunk licensing work?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The Splunk trial license is good for 60 days. This will allow you to index up to 500 MB of data per day. More licensing details below.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/TypesofSplunklicenses

For the splunk install please see the following:

How to install Splunk?

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Installation/InstallonLinux

How to use Splunk?

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Installation/ReadytostartusingSplunk

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Re: How does splunk licensing work?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

About Splunk free.
After 60 days, without an enterprise license, the instance will switch to the free license. And some functionalities will go away (authentication, distributed search ...)
see http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/4.3.4/Admin/MoreAboutSplunkFree