Anyone have instructions for installing Splunk on an Ubuntu server: 12.04.1 LTS?
All of the documentation I've found is seriously out of date.
On another note: Does anyone know if Splunk will run on Ubuntu Desktop? That may be an easier option.
In what sense are the installation instructions out of date? The documentation for 5.0 seems to missing, but you can find the documentation for 4.3.4 right here.
It's as simple as a
sudo dpkg -i splunk-4.3.4-136012-linux-2.6-amd64.deb.
Splunk will run quite nicely on Ubuntu Desktop, but it's neither harder nor easier to install.
The easiest method for installing Splunk on Linux, would be as follows (preferrably using sudo/su):
tar xzvf <splunkfile>.tgzin the directory containing the file
splunkdirectory, and then into the
Hope this helps.
I have seen these documents, but they assume I've download to the server. Downloading to the server seems to be my obstacle. What URL do I use for the tarball or the debian package?
Included the link to downloads in my link, you just need to download the package from there that meets your need.. If you have
wget on you server, once you have progressed to select a download, you will be given an option to use wget commands, which Splunk have kindly prepared for you... So you will need to copy and paste that command.
OK I got it.
I downloaded the tarball to my PC, uploaded to my FTP server.
From UBUNTU server I downloaded tarball (binary!!) and was then able to complete the install.
I tried the wget process, but you must have some different apps installed than I do. (I'm very new to Ubuntu server, but fair with Ubuntu desktop).
Thanks for your patience.
Are you using wget from the command line in a terminal window? Wget does not have a graphical user interface. I think wget should be installed by default, but if it isn't, you can always do this:
sudo apt-get install wget
If you have the .deb or .tgz file downloaded locally, you don't have to go through an FTP server. Your Ubuntu server probably has sshd installed, so you can scp it from the command line:
scp <splunkfile> <your_user_name>@<your_server>:
If you do not have sshd insstalled, do this on your server:
sudo apt-get install openssh-server
I tried using wget, but didn't make any progress. I suspect it was waiting for me to login so I could download the file. I do not believe wget has script awareness, and as such doesn't do much good with the URL I tried.