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Splunk Installation

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I want to Install Splunk. Do i need a server to host it.?
If I want to install Splunk on multiple systems not as an local system user,then how can i do this & where would i host it as it needs to work in multiple systems.?

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Please refrain from asking the same question twice. It's better to edit your existing question.

http://answers.splunk.com/answers/124524/splunk-installation

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Re: Splunk Installation

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Splunk will install on a large number of platforms, including most versions of Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX, BSD and MacOS. You can certainly run it on a laptop if you like. However, you may not be able to efficiently handle large amounts of data on a limited hardware platform. But for playing/learning, it's a good thing.

Read more here

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Installation/Referencehardware
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Installation/Summaryofperformancerecommendations

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Re: Splunk Installation

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Actually The Requirement From my company is they want Splunk to be accessible from different systems(multiple PC's),so what should i do now.

Any suggestions would be appreciated

Cheers

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No, you don't need a dedicated server to run Splunk. You can run it on your workstation if you have the resources available.

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Re: Splunk Installation

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My system has 8GB of RAM,Processor i5 3.20GHz,64bit OS,with this configuration can i install Splunk on my PC and give access to other PC's which are connected by means of Intranet.

Any Suggestions would be appreciated

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Yes, you can run Splunk on that system, provided you have sufficient disk space for the data you will be indexing. Of course, you'll have to make sure your firewall allows access to your system by the other PCs.

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Hi richgalloway

     If i install Splunk as local user on my workstation will i able to access DB logs from an server by using Universal Forwarder.?
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Someone with access to the DB server will have to install the Splunk Universal Forwarder. Then you will have access to the DB logs, assuming the server and your workstation can communicate to one another.

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