Download and install Hunk
Note: Hunk is not supported on Windows.
To install Hunk on your system, download the Linux distribution for the latest Splunk version. You can find the correct version to download here: http://www.splunk.com/download/splunk
Note: With your download, you get a temporary license for both Enterprise and Hunk. To license Hunk beyond that, or if you want to install Hunk on top of Splunk, contact your salesperson for a license.
You must configure this installation to run on a search head that resides on a *nix platform. You can run Hunk on any machine that meets the requirements for a search head. See Configure the search head.
To learn more about installing or updating Splunk Enterprise, see "Install on Linux" in the Installation manual.
Before you get started, review the system requirements and configuration prerequisites. See System and Software requirements.
Tar file install
To install on a Linux system, expand the tarball into an appropriate directory using the
tar xvzf Splunk_package_name.tgz
The default install directory is
splunk in the current working directory. To install into
/opt/splunk, use the following command:
tar xvzf Splunk_package_name.tgz -C /opt
Note: When you install with a tarball:
- Some non-GNU versions of
tarmight not have the
-Cargument available. In this case, to install in
/optor place the tarball in
/optbefore you run the
tarcommand. This method works for any accessible directory on your machine's file system.
- Ensure that the disk partition has enough space to hold the uncompressed volume of the data you plan to keep indexed.
Important information about installation and users
Upgrade your search head for Hunk
This documentation applies to the following versions of Hunk®(Legacy): 6.3.0, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.3.4, 6.3.5, 6.3.6, 6.3.7, 6.3.8, 6.3.9, 6.3.10, 6.3.11, 6.3.12, 6.3.13, 6.4.0, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 6.4.4, 6.4.5, 6.4.6, 6.4.7, 6.4.8, 6.4.9, 6.4.10, 6.4.11
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