Installation

Slave license warning

adamhopkinson
Explorer

Hi

I'm running a trial of Splunk 4.2.4 on our webserver - just one installation, with no forwarders and not pulling any data from separate machines.

I had a problem with my log files yesterday, and resolved it by adding crcSalt=<SOURCE> to my IIS logfile data inputs - unfortunately I forgot to remove the already-indexed logs, so duplicated a lot of data and exceeded my license amount.

Today I'm getting a second license alert, with the warning This pool contains slave(s) with 1 warnings. I can't think what this could be referring to, and I'm not sure how to check. I know that if I hit the warning again tomorrow, I'll potentially lose search for 30 days.

Any/all help much appreciated!

Thanks, Adam

Update
I've installed the deployment monitor app, and backfilled the data - it's reporting 0 forwarders, 1 indexer and 1 license pool.

I've just noticed that if I log into splunk.com, my account is listed as having no evaluation licenses. Could that be it? I only installed the trial copy 3 days ago and it should be good for 60 days on the trial.

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adamhopkinson
Explorer

I got to the bottom of my licence warning.

My goal in trialling Splunk was to monitor our live webserver, web1. I originally set up the Splunk trial on an internal server, with a universal forwarder on web1 sending the data to Splunk. I soon realised this wasn't going to work, as the Splunk trial sees this as a violation.

Instead, I installed Splunk on web1 directly. However, I neglected to stop the Splunk daemon on my previous installation. It turns out the licence is issued to the Splunk.com user - not to each trial usage - so the Splunk was aware that my trial licence was in use on two indexing servers.

Disabling the old installation fixed the problem. Hope this helps someone!

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cult_hero13
Observer

I'm getting something similar, but not quite the same:

This pool contains slave(s) with 0 warning(s)

I have only one instance of Splunk running, there are no slaves.  It's installed on my syslog server.  I hadn't noticed this message until today, after I changed my trial license to the free one.  Is this something I should be addressing?

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rapmancz
Explorer

I have the same message, how did you solve it? (I have 2GB licence)

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cult_hero13
Observer

I didn't resolve it.  It's still there, but my install has not stopped working either.

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adamhopkinson
Explorer

I got to the bottom of my licence warning.

My goal in trialling Splunk was to monitor our live webserver, web1. I originally set up the Splunk trial on an internal server, with a universal forwarder on web1 sending the data to Splunk. I soon realised this wasn't going to work, as the Splunk trial sees this as a violation.

Instead, I installed Splunk on web1 directly. However, I neglected to stop the Splunk daemon on my previous installation. It turns out the licence is issued to the Splunk.com user - not to each trial usage - so the Splunk was aware that my trial licence was in use on two indexing servers.

Disabling the old installation fixed the problem. Hope this helps someone!

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adamhopkinson
Explorer

@gekoner thanks for your time, I've updated my question

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gekoner
Communicator

Install Deployment Monitor App or check your splunkd.log on the license.master and the license.slave

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