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Step 4: Install and license Hunk

1. Copy the Splunk for Linux 64bit tgz version from into your directory.

2. Untar your Splunk instance:

tar xf <package name>-Linux-x86_64.tgz

3. Start Splunk:

splunk/bin/splunk start --accept-license

4. Install your Hunk license:

  • Select Settings > Licensing.
  • Click Add license.


  • Either click Choose file and browse for your Hunk license file and select it, or click copy & paste the license XML directly... and paste the text of your license file into the provided field.
  • Click Install. If this is the first license that you are installing, you must restart Splunk for the license to take effect and Hunk functionality to become available.
Step 3: Set up an HDFS directory for Hunk access
Step 5: Configure an HDFS provider

This documentation applies to the following versions of Hunk®(Legacy): 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.3, 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, 6.4.0, 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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