Splunk® App for Unix and Linux (Legacy)

Install and Use the Splunk App for Unix and Linux

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On March 13, 2022, the Splunk App for Unix and Linux will reach its end of life. After this date, Splunk will no longer maintain or develop this product. The functionality in this app has migrated to a content pack in Data Integrations. Learn about the Content Pack for Unix Dashboards and Reports.The Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux remains supported.
This documentation does not apply to the most recent version of Splunk® App for Unix and Linux (Legacy). For documentation on the most recent version, go to the latest release.
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About the Splunk App for Unix and Linux

The Splunk App for Unix and Linux provides pre-built data inputs, searches, reports, alerts, and dashboards for Linux and Unix management. You can monitor, manage, and troubleshoot *nix operating systems from one place. Included are a set of scripted inputs for collecting CPU, disk, I/O, memory, log, configuration, and user data.

Use the Splunk App for Unix and Linux to:

  • Get information about who's logged into your system, including last login times and unauthorized login attempts.
  • Find out how much network throughput and bandwidth your system is using.
  • Determine the status of current running processes on your system, and who is running them.
  • Learn what software is installed on your system.

How does it work?

The Splunk App for Unix and Linux runs on top of a Splunk instance and gathers various system metrics, including:

  • Hardware information - CPU type, count, and cache; hard drives; network interface cards, count, and memory, as well as CPU statistics.
  • Disk information, including available disk space and associated input/output statistics for devices and partitions.
  • Information about the configured network interfaces, including connections, routing tables, and TCP/UDP transfer statistics .
  • User statistics, including last login times for system accounts, user attributes, and security-related information.
  • Information about processes, the files they open, and other resources they use.

The app presents this data to you with pre-built reports and dashboards to give you full visibility into your system's operation.

How do I get it?

Download the Splunk App for Unix and Linux from Splunkbase.

Last modified on 06 September, 2012
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for Unix and Linux (Legacy): 4.5

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