Is there a way to check the details of the Splunk license other than the Manager - License Menu. I was recently requested to remove and install a new license on a Splunk instance. I did so using the GUI in Splunk manager. But afterward, the manager appears to have two licenses installed. I removed them both and re-entered the new license provided, however I still see two license entries.
Is there another method, perhaps at the command line, to verify the current license installed? Should I see two licenses in the GUI Manager if only 1 is installed?
Well, it is certainly no problem as such to have more than one license installed (as of version 4.2)
The licenses gets added so to speak. 5GB + 10GB = 15GB
Did you restart Splunkd after changing the licenses. Don't know if it is really required, but it might help clean out old garbage.
OK, I'll assume this is normal behavior for Splunk. I did restart the service afterwards and I still see two licenses. I repeated the process several times, removing and adding, and I still see two. I'll assume this is normal. Thanks.
to answer your first question: yes there is a cli command to display license information. just enter
$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk show license %SPLUNK_HOME%\bin\splunk.exe show license
and you get all your license information.
Just to share update with you all, Below command has been removed now :
$SPLUNKHOME/bin/splunk show license
%SPLUNKHOME%\bin\splunk.exe show license
Documentation on managing licenses using the CLI is here: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/LicenserCLIcommands
You can also gain a lot of information about your license usage with the Deployment Monitor app: