Splunk® Enterprise

Workload Management

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Set up Linux for workload management

To use workload management in Splunk Enterprise, you must set up Linux cgroups on your underlying Linux operating system. How you set up cgroups for workload management depends on whether or not Linux is running under systemd. To determine if your system is running under systemd, see Is Linux running systemd?.

Is Linux running systemd?

Use one of the following options to determine if your Linux distribution is running systemd.

  • Run the systemctl command to check for a systemd version number.
    $ systemctl --version
    systemd 219

    Workload management supports systemd version 219 or later. See Requirements.

  • Check for a systemd process ID. If the output shows PID=1, then you are running systemd. For example:
    $ pidof systemd 

To configure cgroups on Linux distributions running under systemd, see Configure systemd distributions.

To configure cgroups on Linux distributions not running systemd, see Configure non-systemd distributions.

Last modified on 10 January, 2019
Configure systemd distributions for workload management

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.2.9, 7.2.10

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