Splunk® Enterprise

Installation Manual

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What's in the Installation Manual

Use this guide to find system requirements, licensing information, and procedures for installing or migrating Splunk.

Note: If you want to install the Splunk universal forwarder, see the Distributed Deployment manual: "Universal forwarder deployment overview". Unlike Splunk heavy and light forwarders, which are just full Splunk instances with some features disabled, the universal forwarder is an entirely separate executable, with its own set of installation procedures. For an introduction to forwarders, see "About forwarding and receiving".

Find what you need

You can use the table of contents to the left of this panel, or simply search for what you want in the search box in the upper right.

If you're interested in more specific scenarios and best practices, you can visit the Splunk Community Wiki to see how other users Splunk IT.

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If you'd like a PDF of any version of this manual, click the red Download as PDF link below the table of contents on the left side of this page. A PDF version of the manual is generated on the fly for you, and you can save it or print it out to read later.

System requirements

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


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February 8, 2012

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