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Is there a way to determine if a Linux Splunk Forwarder has accepted the license after it's been installed?

jmaple
Communicator

Is there a way yo determine if the license has been accepted on a fresh installation or upgrade of a universal forwarder on a *nix machine? A file/line in a file that aren't present until after the license is accetped? I'm using BigFix to deploy the 6.2.3 upgrade in our environment and don't have access to the *nix machines and need to confirm that the task completes.

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acharlieh
Influencer

Quickly installing the UF on a VM, and doing a recursive LS on the contents, accepting the license, and doing the same, it looks like the best thing to check would be the existence of the $SPLUNK_HOME/ftr file. If that exists then the license has NOT yet been accepted. There are a number of other changes on first run, but in an upgrade scenario I would think the majority of these should already exist.

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acharlieh
Influencer

Quickly installing the UF on a VM, and doing a recursive LS on the contents, accepting the license, and doing the same, it looks like the best thing to check would be the existence of the $SPLUNK_HOME/ftr file. If that exists then the license has NOT yet been accepted. There are a number of other changes on first run, but in an upgrade scenario I would think the majority of these should already exist.

jmaple
Communicator

Looks like that's exactly what I was looking for. Much appreciated.

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