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What are the effects of License violation?

mustafag1
Explorer

I am having trouble understanding whether there are any issues caused by violating a non enforcement license. All Splunk enterprise editions after 6.5 have a non-enforcement license automatically. You get a violation after 5 warnings and indexing continues even after violation of license. Since the there is no enforcement, the search features are still enabled.
I am confused on whether there is any issue for someone simply using Splunk with a violated license and if so what are they?

I know free license can give you a 30 day lockout but enterprise does not seem to have any.

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woodcock
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If you are using the no-enforcement license, then every license violation is reported to Splunk and the result is that salesmen will eventually begin calling you (and rightly so). That's it. There is literally No Enforcement.

Having said that, I have heard rumors that some people have tested this and that there really is a limit where searching will be blocked to enforce violations, but as far as I know, this is just a rumor (although it would make a fun test).

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woodcock
Esteemed Legend

If you are using the no-enforcement license, then every license violation is reported to Splunk and the result is that salesmen will eventually begin calling you (and rightly so). That's it. There is literally No Enforcement.

Having said that, I have heard rumors that some people have tested this and that there really is a limit where searching will be blocked to enforce violations, but as far as I know, this is just a rumor (although it would make a fun test).

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mustafag1
Explorer

Yeah that is what I thought as well, from the docs and other questions that seems to be the main (and only) issue. Regardless wanted to be sure.

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