Install on Solaris
You can install Splunk Enterprise on Solaris with a PKG packages, or a tar file.
To install the Splunk universal forwarder, see Install a *nix universal forwarder in the Universal Forwarder manual. The universal forwarder is a separate executable, with its own set of installation procedures.
If you are upgrading, see How to upgrade Splunk for instructions and migration considerations before proceeding.
Splunk Enterprise for Solaris is available as a PKG file or a tar file.
PKG file install
The PKG installation package includes a request file that prompts you to answer a few questions before Splunk installs.
pkgadd -d ./splunk_product_name.pkg
A list of the available packages is displayed.
- Select the packages you wish to process (the default is "all").
The installer then prompts you to specify a base installation directory.
- To install into the default directory,
/opt/splunk, leave this blank.
Caveat for software package validation when using PKG files for installation
After installation, software package validation commands (such as
pkg verify might fail because of intermediate files that get deleted during the installation process. To verify your Splunk installation package, use the
splunk validate files CLI command instead.
tar file install
The tar file is a manual form of installation. When you install Splunk Enterprise with a tar file:
- Some non-GNU versions of
tarmight not have the
-Cargument available. In this case, if you want to install in
/optor place the tar file in
/optbefore running the
tarcommand. This method will work for any accessible directory on your machine's filesystem.
- If the
gzipbinary is not present on your system, you can use the
- Splunk Enterprise does not create the
splunkuser automatically. If you want it to run as a specific user, you must create the user manually before installing.
- Ensure that the disk partition has enough space to hold the uncompressed volume of the data you plan to keep indexed.
To install Splunk Enterprise on a Solaris system, expand the tar file into an appropriate directory using the
tar xvzf splunk_package_name.tar.Z
The default install directory is
splunk in the current working directory. To install into
/opt/splunk, use the following command:
tar xvzf splunk_package_name.tar.Z -C /opt
What gets installed
To learn more about the Splunk Enterprise package and what it installs, run the following command:
pkginfo -l splunk
To list all packages that have been installed on the host:
Now that you have installed Splunk Enterprise:
- Start it, if it has not started already.
- Configure it to start at boot time. See Configure Splunk software to start at boot time.
- Learn what comes next.
Uninstall Splunk Enterprise
To learn how to uninstall Splunk Enterprise, see Uninstall Splunk Enterprise in this manual.
Install on Linux
Install on Mac OS X
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 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, 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.5.1612 (Splunk Cloud only), 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, 6.5.5, 6.5.6, 6.5.7, 6.5.8, 6.5.9, 6.5.10, 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 6.6.4, 6.6.5, 6.6.6, 6.6.7, 6.6.8, 6.6.9, 6.6.10, 6.6.11, 6.6.12