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Why won't Splunk start even with the daemon (splunkd) already running [failed]?

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Splunk cant start

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@Judeumeh - Do you mean you are seeing "[failed] splunkd is already running error" while running "splunk start" command?

* That basically means your Splunk is already running.

* Maybe you are just not able to access Splunk UI.

* Check firewall rules to see if Splunk web port (default 8000) is accessible outside the machine if you are not using the browser locally on the machine.


I hope this helps!!!

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Hi @Judeumeh,

could you share more infos?


  • which operative system are you using?
  • which Splunk version?
  • are there errors or warnings starting Splunk from CLI console?



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