Upgrade your search head for Splunk Analytics for Hadoop
Download and install the new version of Splunk
Upgrade your search head by installing the newest (Linux) version of Splunk. To install Splunk on your system, download the Linux distribution for Splunk 6.x and install it, then add a Splunk Analytics for Hadoop license.
You can find the correct version to download here: http://www.splunk.com/download/splunk
Configure this installation to run on a search head that resides on a *nix platform. You can run Splunk Analytics for Hadoop on any machine that meets the requirements for a search head. See Configure the search head.
Note: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop is not supported on Windows.
To learn more about installing or updating Splunk, see Install on Linux in the Installation manual.
Tar file install
To install Splunk on a Linux system, expand the tarball into an appropriate directory using the
tar xvzf splunk_package_name.tgz
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.tgz -C /opt
Note: When you install Splunk with a tarball:
- Some non-GNU versions of
tarmight not have the
-Cargument available. In this case, to install in
/optor place the tarball in
/optbefore running the
tarcommand. This method will work for any accessible directory on your machine's filesystem.
- Ensure that the disk partition has enough space to hold the uncompressed volume of the data you plan to keep indexed.
In your indexes.conf file, edit the attribute
vix.splunk.setup.package so that it provides the path to the new Splunk .tgz package that Splunk Analytics for Hadoop can install and use on data nodes. The next time MapReduce spawns a search, Splunk pushes the new package to the nodes and upgrades the version stored on on the DataNode and TaskTracker.
See Set up a provider and virtual index in the configuration file for more information about editing configuration files.
See Provider configuration variables for more information about editing this attribute in Splunk Web.
Set up your search head instance
Special instructions for upgrades from Hunk to Splunk Analytics for Hadoop
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 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, 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.1.6, 7.1.7, 7.1.8, 7.1.9, 7.1.10, 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, 7.3.0, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 7.3.4, 7.3.5, 8.0.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3