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Upgrade your search head for Hunk

Download and install the new version of Hunk

Upgrade your search head by installing the newest version of Hunk. To install Hunk on your system, download the Linux distribution for Splunk 6.x and install it, then add a Hunk license.

You can find the correct version to download here:

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.

Note: Hunk is not supported on Windows.

To learn more about installing or updating Hunk, see "Install on Linux" in the Installation manual.

Tar file install

To install Hunk on a Linux system, expand the tarball into an appropriate directory using the tar command:

tar xvzf hunk_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 hunk_package_name.tgz -C /opt

Note: When you install Hunk 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 running the tar command. This method will work for any accessible directory on your machine's filesystem.
  • Ensure that the disk partition has enough space to hold the uncompressed volume of the data you plan to keep indexed.

Edit indexes.conf

In your indexes.conf file, edit the attribute vix.splunk.setup.package so that it provides the path to the new Splunk .tgz package that Splunk can install and use on data nodes. The next time MapReduce spawns a search, Splunk pushes the new package to the nodes and upgrades the version stored on on the DataNode and TaskTracker.

See "Set up a provider and virtual index in the configuration file" for more information about editing configuration files.

See "Provider configuration variables" for more information about editing this attribute in the Hunk user interface.

Last modified on 11 May, 2016
Download and install Hunk
Special instructions for upgrades to 6.3 from versions 6.1 or later

This documentation applies to the following versions of Hunk®(Legacy): 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5, 6.2.6, 6.2.7, 6.2.8, 6.2.9, 6.2.10, 6.2.11, 6.2.12, 6.2.13, 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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