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Splunk on CentOS 8

Explorer

Hello, Splunkers
We want to deploy Splunk in our organization and I have a question about the operating system to use for Splunk instances. Did you use CentOS 8 for Splunk in a production environment? Is there any dependency or consideration (like Python3 or etc.)?

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Motivator

I'm running Splunk 8.0.3 on RHEL 8.2 without any issues, nor did I have to make any special changes, updates, etc.

Communicator

Are you looking for a recommendation for which OS to host Splunk on? i.e. indexers / deployment servers? Or is there a specific issue with CentOS you are concerned with?

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Explorer

Hello, in recent years we always used CentOS 7 as OS for Splunk deployment, my question is about CentOS 8, is it a good choice for Splunk in a large deployment? My question is based on new features and changes made in CentOS 8 over CentOS 7.
As the second question in general, what is your recommended OS?

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Communicator

ok, understood.

I have also used CentOs7 for a lot of Splunk work without any issues, but not tested on CentOS8 yet. We do not deploy in production on CentOS, but use RHEL instead - but this is more around support and minimal environment from a security perspective.

In terms of OS, we have a mix of Windows and Linux servers we run Splunk on. In some situations we find Windows easier to manage, but other cases we use Linux. It also depends on the functions we are trying to perform on each.

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Path Finder

Smiilar here - looking at an upgrade from Red Hat 7 and Splunk 7 - to Red Hat 8 and Splunk 8, only just started looking at it though.

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