Monitoring Splunk

Memory use in HP-Ux

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Does someone know how much memory and CPU the Splunk agent uses when installed under HP-Ux? And how does the Splunk Agent act when a HP-Ux server is used intensively.

Thx!

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I am assuming you mean to ask the consumption of a Splunk instance when used in Forwarding mode. Memory consumption is mostly determined by the type of inputs you are monitoring. A non-active Splunk process should not utilize much more than a 100 MB of RAM when in a Forwarding mode. The light-forwarding mode offers the least overhead. If the system is actively monitoring large files, I would expect RAM usage to increase proportionately to the files themselves. As for CPU, this is also dictated by the type of inputs you are using.

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Engager

Whe only want to log syslog and who.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

If you can detail the types of inputs you will be configuring, that will allow for a better answer.

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I am assuming you mean to ask the consumption of a Splunk instance when used in Forwarding mode. Memory consumption is mostly determined by the type of inputs you are monitoring. A non-active Splunk process should not utilize much more than a 100 MB of RAM when in a Forwarding mode. The light-forwarding mode offers the least overhead. If the system is actively monitoring large files, I would expect RAM usage to increase proportionately to the files themselves. As for CPU, this is also dictated by the type of inputs you are using.

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