Splunk® Add-on for Unix and Linux

Deploy and Use the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux

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Hardware and software requirements for the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux

The Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux installs on Splunk instances that run on many versions of Unix, including Linux, Solaris, AIX, and HP/UX.

Dependencies

The Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux requires these software packages to be installed on all supported Unix and Linux operating systems (use your OS-specific package manager to install these packages if they are not already installed):

  • sysstat
  • ntpdate
  • lsof

The Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux requires this additional software package to be installed on RHEL 7 and CentOS 7 (use your OS-specific package manager to install this package if it is not already installed):

  • net-tools

Splunk platform requirements

Because this add-on runs on the Splunk platform, all of the system requirements apply for the Splunk software that you use to run this add-on.

  • For Splunk Enterprise system requirements, see System Requirements in the Splunk Enterprise Installation Manual.
  • If you plan to run this add-on entirely in Splunk Cloud, there are no additional Splunk platform requirements.
  • For Splunk Light system requirements, see System Requirements in the Splunk Light Installation Manual.
  • If you are managing on-premises forwarders to get data into Splunk Cloud, see System Requirements in the Splunk Enterprise Installation Manual, which includes information about forwarders.

For information about installation locations and environments, see Install the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Add-on for Unix and Linux: 6.0.0


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