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Does Splunk support Redhat chkconfig?

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I have a Scientific Linux 6.1 server. I want Splunk to start upon boot, and I want to start/stop/restart Splunk using standard utilities like /sbin/service.

What is the proper way to use chkconfig with the Splunk binaries? Does Splunk provide a standardized startup script that I can place in /etc/init.d/? I cannot find an answer to this under http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk

It appears that Splunk supports chkconfig. If I do strings splunk I see that the binary does contain the string chkconfig.

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Re: Does Splunk support Redhat chkconfig?

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SplunkTrust

Yes, run splunk enable boot-start as root, and it will put a launcher script in /etc/init.d and add it to chkconfig.

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Re: Does Splunk support Redhat chkconfig?

Engager

On some nodes (amazon linux) you'll need to add a hint for chkconfig to manage it
add this (with the comment #)

chkconfig: 2345 20 80

to the end of the comments in /etc/init.d/splunk

chkconfig can then manage the service,