Splunk Enterprise Security

Is there any problem with running Splunk for Enterprise Security on Windows?

btiggemann
Path Finder

Hi Splunkers,

I am feeling not good with running a SIEM solution on Windows, but the customer wants it absolutely.
Any known bugs, or functions that will not work on Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012?

thanks for your help
Benjamin

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tkiss
Path Finder

We are also running it on Windows, there's just only advantages for us.

Easier to manage, monitor and its more reliable for us.

Powershell gives lots and lots of possibilities to extend ES.

Works flawlessly without any issues.

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btiggemann
Path Finder

Great thanks.

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btiggemann
Path Finder

As I can see, the Splunk For Stream Add on will not work on Windows in the moment. ES has an add on for Stream. Has anybody used this already?

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tkiss
Path Finder

We are also running it on Windows, there's just only advantages for us.

Easier to manage, monitor and its more reliable for us.

Powershell gives lots and lots of possibilities to extend ES.

Works flawlessly without any issues.

martin_mueller
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hey Benjamin,

You will see severely decreased performance for everything that's backed by Python, such as editing correlation searches, incident review, and the like. I've implemented some improvements and documented my woes here: http://answers.splunk.com/answers/185584/editing-notable-events-is-running-slow.html
On a very slow machine I've "improved" saving comments on a notable event from 25 to 18 seconds...

btiggemann
Path Finder

Good to know, thanks.

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