Splunk® Supported Add-ons

Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux

Hardware and software requirements for the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux

The Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux installs on Splunk instances that run on many versions of Unix, including Linux, Solaris, and AIX.

Dependencies

The Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux requires these software packages to be installed on all supported Unix and Linux operating systems:

  • sysstat
  • ntpdate
  • lsof
  • nfs-utils
  • bash
  • chrony
  • iproute/ iproute2
  • lshw

Use your OS-specific package manager to install these packages if they are not already installed.

The Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux requires net-tools to be installed on RHEL 7/8 and CentOS 7/8.

Splunk admin requirements

To install and configure the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux, you must be a member of the admin role or if you are a member of the sc_admin role then you need to provide the capabilities edit_monitor and edit_scripted to the user/role.

Splunk platform requirements

Because this add-on runs on the Splunk platform, all of the system requirements apply for the Splunk software that you use to run this add-on.

  • For Splunk Enterprise system requirements, see System Requirements in the Splunk Enterprise Installation Manual.
  • If you are managing on-premises forwarders to get data into Splunk Cloud, see System Requirements in the Splunk Enterprise Installation Manual, which includes information about forwarders.

For information about installation locations and environments, see Install the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux.

Last modified on 12 July, 2024
Release history for the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux   Installation and configuration overview for the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released, released, released


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