unable to enable boot-start in splunk forwarder on Centos


We can install Splunk forwarder through ansible tower while executing enable at boot-start we are facing the same error.

OS- CentOS Linux release 7.8.2003 (Core)

 UF - Linux version 7.2.3

command using : /app/splunk/splunkforwarder/bin/./splunk enable boot-start -user awsadmin



execve: No such file or directory

while running command /sbin/chkconfig


I tried as root user as well, but still facing the error. I tried all answers from splunk community but nothing worked for me.


Please help, why is this issue coming at all? How to resolve it?





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Hello Gopinath,


Did you got this resolved?. I am also having this issue for RHEL6 only.,  please help

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First try running below modified command line:

/app/splunk/splunkforwarder/bin/splunk enable boot-start -user awsadmin
Whats version of forwarder? 
is service managed by systemctl or init.d service?

If this helps, give a like below.
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The service is managed by init.d script

The version of UF is 7.2.3

After running this command only I am getting this issue.

/app/splunk/splunkforwarder/bin/splunk enable boot-start -user awsadmin

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