Splunk Enterprise

Unable to start splunk light in web browser

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I had successfully installed Splunk Light (Free) yesterday, and was able to log into it (as "admin" user) without a problem. However, I tried to log into it again today and I received the following error message:
This site can’t be reached
localhost refused to connect.
Did you mean http://localhost8000.com/?
Search Google for localhost 8000

So, my question for you is which computer is "localhost" referring to? Is it referring to the computer on which Splunk Light was being installed, or the Splunk Light server?

Yesterday, after successfully installed Splunk Light, I had logged in as "admin" user and uploaded some data, did some searches and created a report, I noticed Splunk Light indicated that the host name was my computer name on which Splunk Light was being installed. So, after I received the aforementioned error message when trying to start Splunk Light (http://localhost:8000), I then substituted the "localhost" with the IP address of the computer on which Splunk Light was installed and received the same error message still.

I further tried to re-install Splunk Light and was told it had been already installed. I don't know what else to do.

Please help.

Thank you so very much!


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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi Nancy,
The localhost is the machine where you have Splunk Light installed.

You should be able to start Splunk Light using a web browser as follows:

With a supported web browser, navigate to:
http://hostname or ip address:8000, or enter localhost:8000
Use whatever host and port you chose during installation.

When you tried to re-install Splunk Light, it seems you did not remove all instances of Splunk Light first (the Splunk directory), as you cannot install over an existing version unless you are upgrading.

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