Facing problem with Universal forwarder installation on Solaris Sparc.
It throws an below error,
Could not create a lock in the SPLUNK_DB directory.
Filesystem type is not supported: buf.f_basetype = tmpfs
If supporting this filesystem type is important to you, please file an Enhancement R equest with Splunk Support with the fs info number listed.
Locking test failed on filesystem in path /tmp/splunk/splunk/var/lib/splunk with cod
Installing Forwarder in /tmp/. Is is mandatory to install forwarder in /Opt ?
No, but like the error message says, the storage area for Splunk's indexes needs to lie on a filesystem that's supported. tmpfs is not supported - and shouldn't be; it's not a persistent filesystem so everything in there will be wiped upon reboot.
it is not mandatory to install it in /opt, you can install it on any support file system. You tried to install splunk> in the memory = /tmp which is not support as the error message states.
you can find here a table of all supported file systems or take a look at this table:
Platform File systems Linux ext2/3/4, reiser3, XFS, NFS 3/4 Solaris UFS, ZFS, VXFS, NFS 3/4 FreeBSD FFS, UFS, NFS 3/4, ZFS Mac OS X HFS, NFS 3/4 AIX JFS, JFS2, NFS 3/4 HP-UX VXFS, NFS 3/4 Windows NTFS, FAT32
Thanks. it worked.
I have installed in home directory.
you can install in the home directory of your user for example. just follow the solaris install guide http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Installation/InstallonSolaris
I am new to Solaris & dont have any idea, now what needs to be done.
Do i need to install it in other directory. Because i dont have /opt access of that server.
When i tried to move forwarder into /opt, it throws below error.
Sorry, user gwtest is not allowed to execute '/bin/mv splunk /opt/' as root on tasuatsa
This the client POC server & provided with sudo access.