Splunk® Enterprise

Admin Manual

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About the Splunk Enterprise AMI

Splunk Enterprise is available as an Amazon Machine Image on the Amazon Web Services Marketplace.

What is the Splunk Enterprise AMI?

The Splunk Enterprise AMI is an Amazon Machine Image consisting of Splunk Enterprise running on Amazon Linux.

It comes with an Enterprise Trial license.

Get the Splunk Enterprise AMI with 1-click

  1. From the AWS Marketplace, select Splunk Enterprise AMI.
  2. On the overview tab, select "Continue to subscribe."
  3. Once the subscription authorization is complete, select "Continue to Configuration."
  4. Confirm Splunk Enterprise version and the region selected. Select "Continue to Launch."
  5. On the Launch this software page:
    1. Choose an EC2 instance type. Select an instance type with sufficient storage and resources to support your use-case. See Introduction to capacity planning for Splunk Enterprise in the Capacity Planning Manual for more information.
    2. In "Security Group Settings" select a security group.
    3. In "Key Pair Settings" select or create a key pair.
  6. Select "Launch"

In your security group, note the ports that are open: TCP (554), UDP, 8089 (management), 8000 (splunkweb), 9997 (fwder), 22 (SSH), 443 (SSL/https). Read more about About securing Splunk software and How to secure and harden your Splunk software installation in Securing Splunk Enterprise.

Start using the Splunk Enterprise AMI

Already started a copy of the Splunk Enterprise AMI on the AWS Marketplace? Then you have an instance of Splunk Enterprise running as the Splunk user. It will start when the machine starts.

Find Splunk Web

  • In your EC2 Management Console, find your instance running Splunk Enterprise. Note its instance ID and public IP.
  • Paste the public IP into a new browser tab (do not hit enter yet).
  • Append :8000 to the end of the IP address.
  • Hit enter.
  • For Splunk version 7.2.5 and above, log into Splunk Enterprise with the credentials:
    • username: admin
    • password: SPLUNK-$instance id$
    • It is recommended that you change your password after login.
  • For Splunk version below 7.2.5, log into Splunk Enterprise with the credentials:
    • username: admin
    • password: $instance id$
    • On the next screen, set a new password.

Next tasks


Upgrade Splunk Enterprise version

See "How to upgrade Splunk" in the Installation Manual. Be sure to run a backup before you begin the upgrade.

Upgrade your AWS storage capacity

See the AWS documentation about Amazon EBS.

Upgrade your AWS compute capacity

See the AWS documentation about Amazon EC2.

Get help

To buy a Splunk Enterprise license and Enterprise Support, contact sales@splunk.com.

To file a Splunk Support ticket (as Community Support), sign up on splunk.com. Other community resources for help include Answers, IRC #splunk on efnet, and the Splunk Enterprise documentation.

Last modified on 20 October, 2020
Use Splunk Web with a reverse proxy configuration

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 8.0.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4, 8.0.5, 8.0.6, 8.0.7, 8.1.0, 8.1.1

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