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How to check license usage directly on license server in Splunk cloud?

Contributor

Hello,
I am looking to try and find a way to look at Splunk license usage in our Splunk cloud environment directly on the license server. I do not have HTTPS/Web access to the Splunk cloud licensing server and need to find this information out using a query or perhaps using |rest (if possible). Anyone know how I could do this? I think I am able to find license usage by querying the indexers directly but it's very slow.
Thanks for any assistance!

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

There is no direct access to the license master in cloud (cluster). So you can only search on the license_usage.log forwarded to the indexers.

Ps: on splunkcloud single instance ( self service) there is no license master. but you do not have the capability to query the license rest. so tje solution is also to look at the logs.

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Path Finder

Splunk Cloud includes a monitoring Console app that shows you your daily indexing volume over the last 30 days.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

There is no direct access to the license master in cloud (cluster). So you can only search on the license_usage.log forwarded to the indexers.

Ps: on splunkcloud single instance ( self service) there is no license master. but you do not have the capability to query the license rest. so tje solution is also to look at the logs.

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Contributor

Thanks Yann. Appreciate it.
I'm new to Splunk's Cloud nuance.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

There is an app provide to add visibility (look for splunkcloud_status)

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Contributor

I'm not seeing the splunkcloud_status app under our cloud instance. I checked w/ our team lead and he had not seen this app in our cloud instance. Do you recommend I open a support case to get that enabled?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

yes, please have your authorized contact open a support case.
This app is usually missing on very old deployments, or on large deployments with search-head clustering.

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Communicator

Any way internally in Splunk Cloud to check that licensing has been upgraded other than opening support case with Splunk ?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Only on single instance, looking at the license pool size.
for cluster, ask your sales contact.

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