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Where is the correct configuration file located in order to modify the Windows 2012 R2 ulimit?

molinarf
Communicator

I run health check on my Splunk Enterprise 6.6.0 server running on Windows 2012 R2. I end up with the warning "One or more Splunk instances are running on a host that has on or more resource limits set below official recommendations." This is related to ulimits.data_segment_size being unknown. I have spent hours looking for which file the configuration is set, but I cannot find it. Can anyone point me to where I can modify the configurations?

Thank you,

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MuS
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi molinarf,

This setting is not applicable to Windows servers, ulimits is a *nix setting as described in the docs here http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Installation/Systemrequirements#Considerations_re...

Most likely this is the reason why the size of ulimits.data_segment_size is unknown, because it does not exist on Windows.

Maybe worth to open a bug report?

Hope this helps ...

cheers, MuS

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MuS
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi molinarf,

This setting is not applicable to Windows servers, ulimits is a *nix setting as described in the docs here http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Installation/Systemrequirements#Considerations_re...

Most likely this is the reason why the size of ulimits.data_segment_size is unknown, because it does not exist on Windows.

Maybe worth to open a bug report?

Hope this helps ...

cheers, MuS

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Jarohnimo
Builder

I'm getting this warning too (Windows 2012 R2) and spent half the day finding out how much i don't know about linux. Splunk is built on linux, it works better on linux, linux is king ... now that we have established that.

They need to fix this or do a better job at making sure the product works correctly on both Windows and Linux platforms. or perhaps only support linux and give up on the Windows Platform.. either way whatever you put out it should work and be applicable.

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molinarf
Communicator

Thanks MuS. I was beginning to wonder why all my searches kept bringing up references to unix. I think it might be worth it to open a bug report for future installers of Splunk on Windows servers.

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