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I've installed the Splunkit App, but now I have no idea how to use it

weeb
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I just tried to install the splunkit App here:

http://apps.splunk.com/app/749/

But I can't find any documentation on how to use it. I don't see any views for the app. How do I use this app?

1 Solution

weeb
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Do not upload the app under Manager > Apps in the Splunk GUI. You will upload the file successfully, and it will show up in the list of installed Apps as if it were successfully installed, but these are not the droids, etc. etc. This is a command line tool.

To install the app and use it, just download it and uncompress it outside of $SPLUNK_HOME:

  1. Download the application, which is a gzipped compressed archive:

    splunkit.tar.gz

  2. Extract/unzip the archive in predetermined location outside of $SPLUNK_HOME:

[user : /opt] $ tar -zxvf splunkit.tar.gz

In the uncompressed directory, you will find the following files: (view with your preferred editor)

Install Guide: ../splunkit/INSTALL

Quickstart Guide: ../splunkit/QUICKSTART (after INSTALL steps are completed)

Release Notes: ../splunkit/README

  1. Follow steps in ../splunkit/INSTALL for initial setup and search tests.
  2. Follow steps in ../splunkit/QUICKSTART after initial setup is complete.

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weeb
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Do not upload the app under Manager > Apps in the Splunk GUI. You will upload the file successfully, and it will show up in the list of installed Apps as if it were successfully installed, but these are not the droids, etc. etc. This is a command line tool.

To install the app and use it, just download it and uncompress it outside of $SPLUNK_HOME:

  1. Download the application, which is a gzipped compressed archive:

    splunkit.tar.gz

  2. Extract/unzip the archive in predetermined location outside of $SPLUNK_HOME:

[user : /opt] $ tar -zxvf splunkit.tar.gz

In the uncompressed directory, you will find the following files: (view with your preferred editor)

Install Guide: ../splunkit/INSTALL

Quickstart Guide: ../splunkit/QUICKSTART (after INSTALL steps are completed)

Release Notes: ../splunkit/README

  1. Follow steps in ../splunkit/INSTALL for initial setup and search tests.
  2. Follow steps in ../splunkit/QUICKSTART after initial setup is complete.
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