Splunk® Enterprise

Installation Manual

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Install on HP-UX

You can install Splunk on HP/UX using a tar file.

To install Splunk on an HP-UX system, expand the tar file, using GNU tar, into an appropriate directory. The default install directory is /opt/splunk.

NOTE: The system default tar on HP-UX will not successfully extract the splunk tar. GNU tar is a pre-requisite, or you can unpack the tar on another platform.

When you install with the tar file:

  • Splunk does not create the splunk user automatically. If you want Splunk to run as a specific user, you must create the user manually.
  • Be sure the disk partition has enough space to hold the uncompressed volume of the data you plan to keep indexed.

Upgrading?

If you are upgrading, review "How to upgrade Splunk" for instructions and migration considerations before proceeding.

Start Splunk

Splunk can run as any user on the local system. If you run Splunk as a non-root user, make sure that Splunk has the appropriate permissions to read the inputs that you specify.

To start Splunk from the command line interface, run the following command from $SPLUNK_HOME/bin directory (where $SPLUNK_HOME is the directory into which you installed Splunk):

 ./splunk start

By convention, this document uses:

  • $SPLUNK_HOME to identify the path to your Splunk installation.
  • $SPLUNK_HOME/bin/ to indicate the location of the command line interface.

Note: The HP-UX version of Splunk does not register itself to auto-start on reboot.

Startup options

The first time you start Splunk after a new installation, you must accept the license agreement. To start Splunk and accept the license in one step:

 $SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk start --accept-license

Note: There are two dashes before the accept-license option.

Launch Splunk Web and log in

After you start Splunk and accept the license agreement,

1. In a browser window, access Splunk Web at
http://<hostname>:port
  • hostname is the host machine.
  • port is the port you specified during the installation (the default port is 8000).

2. Splunk Web prompts you for login information (default, username admin and password changeme) before it launches. If you switch to Splunk Free, you will bypass this logon page in future sessions.

What's next?

Now that you've installed Splunk, what comes next?

Uninstall Splunk Enterprise

To learn how to uninstall Splunk Enterprise, read "Uninstall Splunk Enterprise" in this manual.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 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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