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Install a license

This topic describes how to install new Enterprise licenses.

If you install a Dev/Test license over an Enterprise license, it replaces the Enterprise license.

Install a license for a distributed deployment

To install a license for a distributed deployment of Splunk Enterprise:

  1. Choose an instance to function as the license master, if you have not already done so. See Configure a license master.
  2. On the license master, navigate to Settings > Licensing.
  3. Click Add license.
  4. Do one of the following:
    1. Click Choose file and browse for your license file and select it, or
    2. Click copy & paste the license XML directly... and paste the text of your license file into the provided field.
  5. Click Install.
  6. If this is the first Enterprise license that you are installing on the license master, you must restart Splunk Enterprise.

Install a license for a standalone instance

To install a license for a standalone instance of Splunk Enterprise:

  1. On the instance, navigate to Settings > Licensing.
  2. Click Add license.
  3. Do one of the following:
    1. Click Choose file and browse for your license file and select it, or
    2. Click copy & paste the license XML directly... and paste the text of your license file into the provided field.
  4. Click Install.
  5. If this is the first Enterprise license that you are installing on the instance, you must restart Splunk Enterprise.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.5.1612 (Splunk Cloud only), 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, 6.5.5, 6.5.6, 6.5.7, 6.5.8, 6.5.9, 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 6.6.4, 6.6.5, 6.6.6, 6.6.7, 6.6.8, 6.6.9, 6.6.10, 7.0.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3


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