Splunk® Enterprise

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Use the license usage report view

This topic is about using the license usage report view (LURV). To learn about the view, read the previous topic, "About Splunk's license usage report view."

Set up an alert

You can turn any of the LURV panels into an alert. For example, say you want to set up an alert for when license usage reaches 80% of the quota.

Start at the Today's percentage of daily license usage quota used panel. Click "Open in search" at the bottom left of a panel. Append

| where '% used' > 80

then select Save as > Alert and follow the alerting wizard.

Splunk Enterprise comes with some alerts preconfigured that you can enable. See "Platform alerts" in this manual.

Troubleshoot LURV: no results in 30 days panel

A lack of results in the panels of the "Last 30 days" view of the License Usage Report View indicates that the license master instance on which this page is viewed is unable to find events from its own $SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk/license_usage.log file when searching.

This typically has one of two causes:

  • The license master is configured to forward its events to the indexers (read more about this best practice in the Distributed Search Manual) but it has not been configured to be a search head. This is easily remedied by adding all indexers to whom the license master is forwarding events as search peers.
  • The license master is not reading (and therefore, indexing) events from its own $SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk directory. This can happen if the [monitor://$SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk] default data input is disabled for some reason.

You might also have a gap in your data if your license master is down at midnight.

Last modified on 04 December, 2015
About the Splunk Enterprise license usage report view
Configure the distributed management console

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.2.0, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5, 6.2.6, 6.2.7, 6.2.8, 6.2.9, 6.2.10, 6.2.11, 6.2.12, 6.2.13, 6.2.14, 6.2.15

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