Splunk® Insights for Infrastructure

Administer Splunk Insights for Infrastructure

Download manual as PDF

Download topic as PDF

Upgrade Splunk Insights for Infrastructure to Splunk Enterprise

Upgrade your Splunk Insights for Infrastructure to a licensed version of Splunk Enterprise.

Always backup your current instance of Splunk Insights for Infrastructure before starting the upgrade process.

Feature comparison with Splunk Enterprise

The following is a feature comparison to consider when upgrading, which defines the differences between Splunk Insights for Infrastructure and Splunk Enterprise.

Features Splunk Insights for Infrastructure Splunk Enterprise
Deployment type Single instance Distrubuted deployments
Licensing type Retention/per instance licensing Volume based/share across environment
Number of users Five (5) users maximum Unlimited users
Authentication Local only AD, LDAP, Etc.
Available applications Specific to use cases only Free Splunkbase and Premium Apps (1000+)
Data integrations Specific to application Free Splunkbase and Premium Integrations (1000+)
Daily ingestion Limited to single instance Unlimited
Inputs Splunk2Splunk (S2S), HTTP (HEC) S2S, HEC, TCP, UDP, Custom Defined Inputs
Search and Reporting App No Yes
Data types Logs and Metrics Logs and Metrics
Developer tools None APIs, SDKs, SimpleXML
Custom dashboards No Yes
PS requirement No Recommended

Before you upgrade

Read this section before you upgrade Splunk Insights for Infrastructure to Splunk Enterprise to learn important information and tips about the upgrade process.

  • Review the release notes, known issues, and system requirements for the version of Splunk Enterprise you are upgrading to.
  • Back up your existing deployment of Splunk Insights for Infrastructure before you perform any upgrade.
  • Downgrading from Splunk Enterprise to Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is not supported.

Upgrade to Splunk Enterprise

Upgrading Splunk Insights for Infrastrucure to Splunk Enterprise is easy. Download Splunk Enterprise, install over an existing instance of Splunk Insights for Infrastructure, and add an ingest license. Follow the steps below to upgrade to Splunk Enterprise.


  1. Backup your instance of Splunk Insights for Infrastructure.
  2. Download Splunk Enterprise that matches your current Splunk Version number of Splunk Insights for Infrastructure.
    • In your Splunk Insights for Infrastructure instance, go to Settings > About to get the version number of your instance.
  3. From the command line, stop splunk. Enter $SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk stop
  4. Untar the Splunk Enterprise package over your existing $SPLUNK_HOME
  5. Start splunk. Enter $SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk start
  6. Add your Splunk Enterprise license. In the Splunk Insights for Infrastructure user interface, go to Menu > System > Licensing in the upper left of the screen.
      SII upgrade.png
  7. In the Current License section at the bottom of the dashboard, under Action, click Upload License. Follow the instructions to install, or upload, a new Ingest license.
  8. Restart Required. Click Restart Now. Splunk Insights for Infrastructure should refresh when it's done restarting.
  9. Log in and confirm the upgrade to Splunk Enterprise.
Upgrade to a new version of Splunk Insights for Infrastructure
Support for Splunk Insights for Infrastructure

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Insights for Infrastructure: 1.3.0, 1.3.1, 1.4.0

Was this documentation topic helpful?

Enter your email address, and someone from the documentation team will respond to you:

Please provide your comments here. Ask a question or make a suggestion.

You must be logged into splunk.com in order to post comments. Log in now.

Please try to keep this discussion focused on the content covered in this documentation topic. If you have a more general question about Splunk functionality or are experiencing a difficulty with Splunk, consider posting a question to Splunkbase Answers.

0 out of 1000 Characters