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System Requirements

This topic includes the computing requirements for running Splunk Light.

Recommended and minimum hardware capacity

The following is the recommended minimum hardware capacity for running Splunk Light.

Platform Recommended hardware capacity/configuration Minimum supported hardware capacity
Non-Windows platforms 2x six-core, 2+ GHz CPU, 12 GB RAM, Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) 0 or 1+0, with a 64 bit OS installed. 1x1.4 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM
Windows platforms 2x six-core, 2+ GHz CPU, 12 GB RAM, RAID 0 or 1+0, with a 64 bit OS installed. Intel Nehalem CPU or equivalent at 2 GHz, 2 GB RAM

Platform support

Splunk Light offers support for 32 and 64-bit architectures on some platforms.

Platform Operating System Versions
x86-64
Windows 8, Server 2012 R2, Server 2012, Server 2008 R2, Server 2008
Linux 2.6+ kernel
Mac OSX 10.9, 10.8
x86-32
Windows 8, Server 2008 R2, 2008, 7
Linux 2.6+ kernel

File system support

Splunk Light supports the following file systems.

Platform File systems
Windows NTFS, FAT32
Mac OS X HFS, NFS 3/4
Linux ext2/3/4, XFS, NFS 3/4

Browser support

Splunk Light supports the following browers.

Browser Versions
Firefox ESR (24.2), latest
Internet Explorer† 9¶, 10, 11
Safari Latest
Chome Latest


† Splunk Light does not support using Internet Explorer in compatibility mode to access Splunk Web.

¶ Internet Explorer version 9 does not support file uploads. Use IE version 10 or later.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Light: 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5, 6.2.6, 6.2.7, 6.2.8, 6.2.9, 6.2.10, 6.2.11, 6.3.0, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.3.4, 6.3.5


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