Splunk Strategies: Investigating your Splunk license usage

Knowing how your Splunk license is being used is a critical part of gaining value from your Splunk instance. In this Splunk how-to tutorial Tom will show you what you need to do in your Splunk Enterprise installation in order to understand what’s going on with your license usage and what you would do to investigate any problems that may arise.



Why is this important?

Understanding how you are using your Splunk license is a critical part of knowing about your license capacity, indexing volume, and ultimately whether you’re gaining value from the way you’re using Splunk.

If you’re having license problems and you are using too much of your license, you need to determine what data you are actually using and perhaps what you don’t need to be causing you that unnecessary expense. If you’re using too little, this is a good indication that you are not using Splunk to its maximum effectiveness and it’s going to be advantageous to determine what data you should be indexing.

Knowing exactly where you are, which source types, and what data is important will help you make better decisions with your data and with Splunk.

For the more descriptive detail on how Splunk Enterprise licensing works check out the splunk> docs article.

What’s going on in this tutorial?

In this Splunk how-to tutorial Tom will show you what you need to do in your Splunk Enterprise installation in order to understand what’s going on with your license usage. You will gain a better understanding of what’s going to alert you to the fact you might an issue with your Splunk license and what you would do to investigate this warning.

Hope this helps!

Hopefully this tutorial helps you in identifying your Splunk license usage, getting you started on understanding what’s going on when you’re getting license warnings, and drilling down into some strategies that will help make Splunk more valuable to you.




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