Splunk® Enterprise

Admin Manual

Splunk Enterprise version 9.0 will no longer be supported as of June 14, 2024. See the Splunk Software Support Policy for details. For information about upgrading to a supported version, see How to upgrade Splunk Enterprise.

Configure a license peer

This topic discusses configuring a Splunk Enterprise instance as a license peer. Before you proceed, review these topics:

Configure the instance as a license peer

  1. Log into Splunk Web and navigate to Settings > Licensing.
  2. Click Change to Peer.
  3. Switch the radio button from Designate this Splunk instance as the license server to Designate a different Splunk instance as the license server.
  4. Specify the license manager. You must provide an IP address or a hostname, and include the management port. The default management port is 8089.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Restart Splunk Enterprise services.

Use the command line to manage licenses

You can also use the command line to configure a license peer. For examples, see Manage license peers.

Revert a license peer to a standalone license

A standalone instance uses a locally installed license. You will need a Splunk Enterprise license to revert a license peer to an independent instance.

  1. Log into Splunk Web, and navigate to Settings > Licensing.
  2. Click Switch to local manager.

If this instance does not already have an Enterprise license installed, you must restart Splunk for this change to take effect.

Last modified on 13 August, 2021
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 9.0.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.3, 9.0.4, 9.0.5, 9.0.6, 9.0.7, 9.0.8, 9.0.9, 9.1.0, 9.1.1, 9.1.2, 9.1.3, 9.1.4, 9.2.0, 9.2.1

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