Splunk® Enterprise

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Determine which version of Splunk you're running

In Splunk Web

Every page title in Splunk Web includes the version and build numbers. You can also click on the About link at the top right of most pages to view a JavaScript overlay with the version and build numbers.

About.png

At the command line

Use one minus or two minuses; Splunk gets it either way:

> ./splunk --version
Splunk 4.2.3 (build 105368)

or

> ./splunk -version
Splunk 4.2.3 (build 105368)

From the files

You can get the version information from the file $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/splunk.version

> cat $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/splunk.version 
VERSION=4.2.3
BUILD=105368
PRODUCT=splunk
PLATFORM=Darwin-universal

In Splunk Search

Starting with version 4.0.10, Splunk indexes the splunk.version file into the _internal index and sends it along to the indexer by forwarders.

Here's a search that shows you how many installs you have of each Splunk version:

index=_internal sourcetype=splunk_version | dedup host | top VERSION

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 4.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.3.5, 4.3.6, 4.3.7, 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3, 5.0.4, 5.0.5, 5.0.6, 5.0.7, 5.0.8, 5.0.9, 5.0.10, 5.0.11, 5.0.12, 5.0.13, 5.0.14, 5.0.15, 5.0.16, 5.0.17, 5.0.18


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