Splunk® Insights for Infrastructure

Administer Splunk Insights for Infrastructure

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System Requirements for Splunk Insights for Infrastructure

Do not install Splunk Insights for Infrastructure on a system that has Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Light installed.

Splunk Insights for Infrastructure system requirements are listed on this page.

For Splunk App for Infrastructure system requirements information, see Install and Administer the Splunk App for Infrastructure.

Recommended Installation Environment

  • Up to 1,000 entities
  • One (1) minute metric data collection intervals for Linux hosts; default configuration
  • Up to six (6) log sources per host
  • Stand-alone, single instance installation (required)
  • Do not install on a system that already has Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Light installed.

Hardware Requirements

The following are the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for running Splunk Insights for Infrastructure.

Platform Minimum supported hardware Recommended hardware
Linux 1x1.4 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM 2x six-core, 2+ GHz CPU, 12 GB RAM, Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) 0 or 1+0, with a 64 bit OS installed.

Operating System Support

Splunk Insights for Infrastructure supports the following computing platforms (operating system and architecture).

Unix operating system Architecture
Linux, 2.6 and later (Ubuntu) x86 (64-bit)

File System Support

Splunk Insights for Infrastructure supports the following file systems.

Platform File systems
Linux ext2, ext3, ext4, btrfs, XFS, and NFS 3/4

Browser Support

Splunk Insights for Infrastructure supports the following browsers.

Browser Versions
Firefox Latest
Safari Latest
Chrome Latest

Windows Support

Microsoft Windows platform is not currently supported for deployment or data collection.

MAC OS X Support

MAC OS X platform is not currently supported for deployment or data collection.

Linux Agent Installation Script Requirements

When installing the Linux Agent Installation Script, requirements needed from the system for installation, and what the collector installs on the server, are defined below.  

Linux Agent Installation Script requirements

  • Supported operating systems include: RHEL 6.2.6, RHEL 7.3.10, Centos 7, Debian 8, Ubuntu 16 deployed on-premises or on Amazon EC2.
  • The operating system should have:
    • wget and curl installed
    • apt-get/yum access to the outside internet
  • Agent based data collection is not yet available for AWS Linux AMIs. For AWS monitoring, see Configure AWS Data Collection in the Splunk Insights for Infrastructure User Guide.

Linux Agent Installation Script package

The Linux Agent Installation Script installs the following on the server, dependent on the operating system used.

  • collectd package, which includes:
    • RHEL 6/Centos 6: The script installs collectd-5.7 rpm packages from https://pkg.ci.collectd.org/rpm/collectd-5.7/epel-6-x86_64/
    • RHEL 7/Centos7: The script installs collectd-5.8 from epel repository
    • Ubuntu/Debian: The script installs collectd-5.7 from the apt source "deb http://pkg.ci.collectd.org/deb trusty collectd-5.7"
    • Splunk's collectd plugin
    • libcurl package (required by Splunk's collectd package)
    • Splunk Universal Forwarder 7.1.0 for sending log data (if log collection is configured)

Port Settings when using a Firewall

If you are using a firewall, ensure the following ports are exposed via the firewall on the Splunk Insights for Infrastructure server. Use TCP incoming/outgoing for all ports.

  • 8088 port to receive metric data from the agent
  • 9997 port to receive log data from the universal forwarder
  • 8000 port to access the Splunk Insights for Infrastructure user interface
  • 8089 port to access Splunk Insights for Infrastructure REST API (advanced use cases only)

Next steps...

See Install Splunk Insights for Infrastructure using Linux.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Insights for Infrastructure: 1.0.0


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