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Multiple instances of Splunk w/ Boot-start

magicfletch
Engager

How can I have multiple splunk instances on linux and use boot-start? The command "./splunk enable boot-start" will over-write the previous startup script in /etc/init.d

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cgilbert_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You could run the './splunk enable boot-start' command on the first instance of splunk, then just rename your /etc/init.d script to something like "splunk1" or "splunk2" or something like that, then run chkconfig -add (e.g. chkconfig -add splunk1...that will create all the symbolic links in the rcx.d folders and perform all the other magic. Then, you can move to the next instance and run ./splunk enable boot-start on this instance and rename it again...etc. Basically, every instance will edit/overwrite the script /etc/init.d/splunk...so plan accordingly.

You could also edit the /etc/init.d/splunk script, I suppose...but that seems more error-prone.

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cgilbert_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You could run the './splunk enable boot-start' command on the first instance of splunk, then just rename your /etc/init.d script to something like "splunk1" or "splunk2" or something like that, then run chkconfig -add (e.g. chkconfig -add splunk1...that will create all the symbolic links in the rcx.d folders and perform all the other magic. Then, you can move to the next instance and run ./splunk enable boot-start on this instance and rename it again...etc. Basically, every instance will edit/overwrite the script /etc/init.d/splunk...so plan accordingly.

You could also edit the /etc/init.d/splunk script, I suppose...but that seems more error-prone.

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Stefan
Explorer

Careful with the syntax here as chkconfig expects --add

chkcnfig --add

It's interesting to note that by using

chkconfig --list

you may check that you've gotten all the scripts you need configured as planned.

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vbumgarner
Contributor

There is a pid file mentioned in the script that should be modified in the second script, no?

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