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Why doesn't the new 50gb Dev License support being a remote master?

Path Finder

Hello,

I have a distributed dev environment that matches very closely to our production environment. This is a very typical best practice no matter what software you're dealing with. I was shocked to find that the new 50Gb development license does not support being a remote license master for a distributed search environment.

I guess I'll have to renew my 10gb dev license and use that instead.

I'm really looking for an answer to whether this was intentional, or if a mistake has been made with the way the new licenses are issued.

Regards,
BPitts2

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Looks like it's stated in the FAQ

Personalized Dev/Test License FAQ

What are the software feature and deployment limitations in the personalized Dev/Test License?
Each license is valid for up to 50 GB daily data ingestion and a six-month renewable term. Several features are limited in the personalized Dev/Test License, including:

Support for one authenticated account
Single node
No clustering
No distributed search

These licenses are personalized based on a new identifier in license files, and personalized Dev/Test Licenses within the same organization cannot be stacked together. Personalized Dev/Test Licenses also cannot be stacked with regular Splunk Enterprise licenses or non-personalized Dev/Test Licenses.

If you do not want to accept these limitations because you are testing to move to production in the near term, you can contact your Splunk sales rep or Splunk authorized partner about purchasing a non-feature limited, larger capacity Dev/Test License.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Looks like it's stated in the FAQ

Personalized Dev/Test License FAQ

What are the software feature and deployment limitations in the personalized Dev/Test License?
Each license is valid for up to 50 GB daily data ingestion and a six-month renewable term. Several features are limited in the personalized Dev/Test License, including:

Support for one authenticated account
Single node
No clustering
No distributed search

These licenses are personalized based on a new identifier in license files, and personalized Dev/Test Licenses within the same organization cannot be stacked together. Personalized Dev/Test Licenses also cannot be stacked with regular Splunk Enterprise licenses or non-personalized Dev/Test Licenses.

If you do not want to accept these limitations because you are testing to move to production in the near term, you can contact your Splunk sales rep or Splunk authorized partner about purchasing a non-feature limited, larger capacity Dev/Test License.

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Path Finder

Bah, shame on me for not reading the FAQ.

Thanks!

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I feel like this may be a tradeoff of extending the volume to a size that could, frankly, run many customer deployments.

I'll rattle some cages internally and see what I can find in the way of terms of service or an official answer.

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Path Finder

I totally understand that. However, there's also a new watermark applied to every page when you're using the Dev/Test license, not to mention that usage telemetry is sent back to Splunk.

We don't really surpass our old 10gb dev license very frequently, but I was looking forward to using the 50gb license to bring in a few chatty logs so that we can work on moving forward with implementing them into our production system.

Thanks,
Bpitts2

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Yep! and thats is definitely what it is for....on a standalone instance.

If you are working in a distributed dev environment, I would engage your account team for options suitable for you.

I have never had an issue with getting dev licenses from my account team that are used to explore new data ingestion possibilities....

Can you opt out of the telemetry??

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