As with all Splunk deployments, it is important to ensure you have enough disk space to accommodate the volume of data that your indexers will process.
For a more general discussion of Splunk data volume and how to estimate your storage needs, refer to "Estimating your storage requirements" in the Splunk product documentation.
About Splunk licenses
As with any Splunk deployment, your licensing requirements are driven by the volume of data your indexer processes. Use the information in the "Storage considerations" section above to determine your licensing volume. Contact your Splunk sales representative to purchase additional license volume.
Splunk collects data from the sources you designate, indexes it, and then forwards it to the App so that you can analyze the data in the dashboards. For information about the exact indexing process, refer to "What Splunk does with your data" in the Getting Data In Manual.
Splunk licenses specify how much data you can index per day.
For more information about Splunk licenses, see:
- "How Splunk licensing works" in the Admin Manual.
- "Types of Splunk licenses" in the Admin Manual.
- "More about Splunk Free" in the Admin Manual.