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Install Splunk Enterprise

You can install Splunk Enterprise on the following operating systems.

For other installers or other supported operating systems, see the step-by-step installation instructions for that platform. After installing Splunk Enterprise, you can continue to Navigating Splunk Web.

Linux installation instructions

Splunk Enterprise provides three Linux installer options: an RPM, a DEB, or a .tar file.

You must have access to a command-line interface (CLI). When you type in the installation commands, replace splunk_package_name with the file name of the Splunk Enterprise installer that you downloaded.

Install the Splunk Enterprise RPM

You can install the Splunk Enterprise RPM in the default directory /opt/splunk, or in a different directory.

  1. Use the CLI to install Splunk Enterprise.
    • To install into the default directory, type rpm -i splunk_package_name.rpm.
    • To install into a different directory, add the --prefix flag to the installation command.
      For example, type rpm -i --prefix=/opt/new_directory splunk_package_name.rpm.
  2. Go to the steps to Start Splunk Enterprise and launch Splunk Web.

Install the Splunk Enterprise DEB package

You can install the Splunk Enterprise DEB only into the /opt/splunk directory.

  1. In the CLI, type dpkg -i splunk_package_name.deb.
  2. Go to the steps to Start Splunk Enterprise and launch Splunk Web.

Install the Splunk Enterprise tar file

For the tar file, the default install directory is splunk, in the current working directory. You can install Splunk Enterprise into a specific directory, such as /opt/splunk, by using the -C option.

  1. Expand the file into a specific directory using the tar command. To expand into the /opt/splunk directory, type tar xvzf splunk_package_name.tgz -C /opt in the CLI.
  2. Go to Start Splunk Enterprise and launch Splunk Web.

Windows installation instructions

  1. Navigate to the folder or directory where the installer is located.
  2. Double-click the splunk.msi file to start the installer.
  3. In the Welcome panel, click Next.
  4. Read and accept the License Agreement.
  5. Click Install.
  6. In Customer Information, type the requested details and click Next.
  7. In the Destination Folder panel, click Change to specify a different location, or click Next to accept the default value.
  8. Splunk Enterprise is installed by default into the \Program Files\Splunk directory.
  9. In the Logon Information panel, select Local system user and click Next.
  10. For other user options, see the instructions for Install on Windows in the Installation Manual.
  11. After you specify a user, the preinstallation summary panel appears. Click Install.
  12. In the Installation Complete panel, select the Launch browser with Splunk and Create Start Menu Shortcut check boxes.
  13. Click Finish.
The installation finishes, Splunk Enterprise starts, and Splunk Web launches in a browser window.

Continue with the tutorial with Navigating Splunk Web.

Mac OS X installation instructions

  1. Navigate to the folder or directory where the installer is located.
  2. Double-click the DMG file.
  3. A Finder window that contains the splunk.pkg opens.
  4. Double-click the Install Splunk icon to start the installer.
  5. The Introduction panel lists version and copyright information. Click Continue.
  6. The License panel lists shows the software license agreement. Click Continue.
  7. You will be asked to agree to the terms of the software license agreement. Click Agree.
  8. In the Installation Type panel, click Install. This installs Splunk Enterprise in the default directory /Applications/splunk.
  9. You will be prompted to type in the password for your computer.
  10. When the installation finishes, a popup appears letting you know that an initialization must be performed. Click OK.
  11. A popup appears asking what you would like to do. Click Start and Show Splunk. The login page for Splunk Enterprise opens in your browser window.
  12. Close the two windows to Install Splunk.

    The installer places a shortcut on the Desktop so that you can launch Splunk Enterprise from your Desktop any time.

  13. Go to Start Splunk Enterprise and launch Splunk Web.

Next step

Start Splunk Enterprise and launch Splunk Web

See also

Install on Linux in the Installation Manual.

Last modified on 12 April, 2018
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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, 6.5.2, 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, 7.0.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.0.7, 7.0.8, 7.0.9, 7.0.10, 7.0.11, 7.0.13

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