Hunk User Manual

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:

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.

Install Hunk

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 command:

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 tar might not have the -C argument available. In this case, to install in /opt/splunk, either cd to /opt or place the tarball in /opt before you run the tar command. 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.
Last modified on 27 January, 2016
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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