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System requirements for Splunk Light

This topic defines the computing requirements for running Splunk Light.

Hardware requirements

The following are the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for running Splunk Light.

Platform Minimum supported hardware Recommended hardware
Non-Windows platforms 1x1.4 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM 2x six-core, 2+ GHz CPU, 12 GB RAM, Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) 0 or 1+0, with a 64 bit OS installed.
Windows platforms Intel Nehalem CPU or equivalent at 2 GHz, 2 GB RAM 2x six-core, 2+ GHz CPU, 12 GB RAM, Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) 0 or 1+0, with a 64 bit OS installed.

Operating system support

The following tables list the computing platforms (operating system and architecture) supported by Splunk Light and the Universal Forwarder, including *nix and Windows operating systems.

Unix operating systems

Unix operating system Architecture Splunk Light Universal Forwarder
Linux, 2.6 and later x86 (64-bit) D X
Linux, all 3.x and 4.x kernel versions x86 (64-bit) X X
Mac OS X 10.12 and 10.13 Intel X X
Mac OS X 10.11 Intel D D

Windows operating systems

Windows operating system Architecture Splunk Light Universal Forwarder
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x86 (64-bit) D
Windows Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, and Server 2016 x86 (64-bit) X X
Windows 10 x86 (64-bit) X X
Windows 10 x86 (32-bit) X X
Windows 8.1 x86 (64-bit) D X
Windows 8.1 x86 (32-bit) D X

X indicates software is available for this platform.
D indicates deprecated. Support for this platform might be removed in a future release.
An empty box indicates software is not supported for this platform.

File system support

Splunk Light supports the following file systems.

Platform File systems
Windows NTFS and FAT32
Mac OS X HFS and NFS 3/4
Linux ext3, ext4, btrfs, XFS, and NFS 3/4

Browser support

Splunk Light supports the following browsers.

Browser Versions
Firefox Latest
Internet Explorer 11
Safari Latest
Chrome Latest
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Light: 7.2.0, 7.2.1


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