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Splunk Enterprise installation in Linux

Splunk platform: 
Splunk windows enterprise is the leading platform for the real time operational intelligence and for troubleshoot application problems and it helps to explore, visualize and monitor the splunk big data. It is built in python (front end) and C/C++ (back end). Splunk cloud also provides free splunk enterprise license for 60 days (500 Mb per day) as a subscription service.

Here we are using Remote Linux instance already installed on Amazon AWS. So we will be using PUTTY Tool to access that Linux instance.

Step 1 : Enter IP address of your AWS instance then hit Open.

Step 2 : Now login as ec2-user and then change the password for ROOT user.

Step 3 : Now we are going to create new user in Linux name splunk.
             (Make sure you are in root user)
             useradd < username >
             passwd < username >

Step 4 : Creating new group as splunk.
             The following command will add a new user to your system:
             groupadd < groupname >
             usermod -a -G < groupname > < username >

Step 5 : Now download the Splunk Enterprise application in Linux instance from
             Copy the path after selecting the wget option to download application.

Step 6 : Now extract and install the compress package.Go in to /opt directory.
             • Enter the following command.
               rpm -ivh SPLUNKINSTALLTION.rpm
             • change ownership from root to splunk
               chown -R splunk:splunk /opt/splunk/
             • CHANGE TO USER SPLUNK
               SUDO SU splunk
             • start splunk from splunk user
               /opt/splunk/bin/splunk start
             • Accept licence aggrement
             • Set splunk web password

Step 7 : Login to splunk enterprise
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Splunk Enterprise installation in Linux Reviewed by Avotrix.Author on Friday, February 08, 2019 Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. The article was absolutely fantastic! Lot of great information which can be helpful in some or the other way. Keep updating the blog, looking forward for more contents.
    by Cognex
    AWS Training in Chennai


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