System requirements for Splunk Light
This topic defines the computing requirements for running Splunk Light.
The following are the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for running Splunk Light.
|Platform||Minimum supported hardware||Recommended hardware|
|Non-Windows platforms||1x1.4 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM||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.|
|Windows platforms||Intel Nehalem CPU or equivalent at 2 GHz, 2 GB RAM||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.|
Operating system support
The following tables list the computing platforms (operating system and architecture) supported by Splunk Light and the Universal Forwarder, including *nix and Windows operating systems.
Unix operating systems
|Unix operating system||Architecture||Splunk Light||Universal Forwarder|
|Linux, 2.6 and later||x86 (64-bit)||✔||✔|
|Linux, 3.x and later||x86 (64-bit)||✔||✔|
|Mac OS X 10.10 and 10.11||Intel||✔||✔|
Windows operating systems
|Windows operating system||Architecture||Splunk Light||Universal Forwarder|
|Windows Server 2008 R2||x86 (64-bit)||D||D|
|Windows Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2||x86 (64-bit)||✔||✔|
|Windows 8, 8.1, and 10||x86 (64-bit)||✔||✔|
✔ (check mark) indicates software is available for this platform.
D indicates deprecated. Support for this platform might be removed in a future release.
An empty box indicates software is not supported for this platform.
File system support
Splunk Light supports the following file systems.
|Windows||NTFS and FAT32|
|Mac OS X||HFS and NFS 3/4|
|Linux||ext2, ext3, ext4, btrfs, XFS, NFS 3/4, and ZFS|
Splunk Light supports the following browsers.
Install Splunk Light using Windows
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Light (Legacy): 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.1612 (cloud service only)