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.)?
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?
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.