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How to use License Pooling between two Splunks that has no communication in between?

bilgin
New Member

We have two higly secure Datacenters that has no communication in each other. They both connect to the internet but due to high security it is not allowed to intsall a Public Splunk and use it as a Master in elsewhere. Is there a solution or workaround to use the License Pooling under this scenario?

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kristian_kolb
Ultra Champion

Not as far as I know.

The license master and license slave(s) must be able to communicate on port 8089 (by default). If you don't want to set up a VPN connection between the two splunk servers (you could do this on dedicated NIC in each server for this purpose alone), you'd have to split your license into two separate license files, and use them independently of each other.

Hope this helps,

Kristian

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kristian_kolb
Ultra Champion

Not as far as I know.

The license master and license slave(s) must be able to communicate on port 8089 (by default). If you don't want to set up a VPN connection between the two splunk servers (you could do this on dedicated NIC in each server for this purpose alone), you'd have to split your license into two separate license files, and use them independently of each other.

Hope this helps,

Kristian

gkanapathy
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

just to clarify, you would have to contact splunk support to split your license into two half-size licenses. note that they will not be "pooled" in this case, so if you have 100 GB total, you split it into 2x50GB licenses, and then one of the servers indexed 75 GB while the other only did 10 GB, you'll get a violation on the 75 GB.

jbsplunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Exactly correct.

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