Installation

Running splunk on Rocky Linux distro

melvinfuglem
Explorer

We have used CentOS on some of our splunk servers and now that it has End of Life on December 31, 2021. We are looking to rebuild the servers with a new OS. The new standard from our linux team is Rocky.  Since Rocky is a relatively new distro we do not have any experience running splunk on this OS. Is there anyone out there that has that experience and can share?

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melvinfuglem
Explorer

I created a case with splunk, and they said as long as the kernel version in unix/linux is supported in System requirements for use of Splunk Enterprise on-premises - Splunk Documentation there should not be any problem. Rocky is supported on their side.

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PickleRick
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

I'm not running splunk on Rocky (yet) but migrated recently some other servers from CentOS to Rocky and I don't see why splunk shouldn't work on Rocky.

After all, splunk only relies on minimal kernel version and that's mostly it. It runs on RH/CentOS, SuSE, Debian... Why shouldn't it run on Rocky?

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deblaksplunk
Explorer

The crux for me is not necessarily if it runs(as it should) but if my environment will still be fully supported if I migrate my systems to Rocky.

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PickleRick
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

I'd say that https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.2.4/Installation/Systemrequirements#Supported_Operati... doesn't say anything about specific distributons so it should be supported.

However, workload mangement does https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.2.4/Workloads/Requirements even though Rocky is virtually identical to RH.

Since we're surely talking about Splunk Enterprise, not Splunk Free, I'd simply file a support case and explicitly ask Splunk.

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melvinfuglem
Explorer

I created a case with splunk, and they said as long as the kernel version in unix/linux is supported in System requirements for use of Splunk Enterprise on-premises - Splunk Documentation there should not be any problem. Rocky is supported on their side.

norbertt911
Path Finder

Hello,

Do you have experience with Splunk - Rocky Linux since that?

We should migrate our Centos7 soon and one of the candidates is Rocky 9. But the system requirements page https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/9.2.0/Installation/Systemrequirements does not list its kernel version (5.14) anymore.  (same for RHEL) 

I believe it will work, but since I need to migrate a physical production server, I want to reduce the risk as much as I can...

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deblaksplunk
Explorer

I'm really interested to hear on this as well. 

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