Hunk Tutorial

About the Hunk tutorial

This tutorial shows you how to start using a simple installation of Hunk using a Hadoop Virtual Machine and some sample data.

  • This tutorial shows you one relatively simple way to set up Hunk, add data (included) to HDFS, and configure a provider and index. We then show you how to check your data and run a few simple searches on the Hadoop directory. We are walking through the steps using the Cloudera Quickstart VM for VMware. If you wish to try out Hunk using YARN, we recommend you try using the Hortonworks Sandbox 2.0 here. See "System and Software requirements" for the full list of supported Hadoop distributions and versions.
  • This tutorial does not teach you how to install Hunk to work with your existing HDFS infrastructure. For instructions on installing Hunk on your system see "Install and configure Hunk" in this manual.
  • This tutorial does not deep dive into working with the search bar and writing search commands, which is discussed in great detail in the Splunk Enterprise documentation. If you are not already familiar with Splunk Enterprise's rich reporting functionality, we recommend you check out the Splunk Enterprise Search Manual.
  • This tutorial uses a Hunk license installed on the free Splunk Enterprise download from, which also includes a Splunk license. If you want to try working with sample data in local indexes and virtual indexes at the same time, also check out the Search Tutorial in the Splunk Enterprise documentation, which provides sample data and step by step instructions for setting up local indexes.

Note: Copying and pasting searches directly from the PDF document into Splunk Web is not recommended. In some cases, doing so causes errors because of hidden characters that are included in the PDF formatting.

Last modified on 08 December, 2015
Welcome to the Hunk Tutorial   Step 1: Set up a Hadoop Virtual Machine instance

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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