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Do I need to uninstall Splunk in windows(.exe) file in order to install through Linux?

Atchyuth_P
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Hi Everyone,

I am using Splunk enterprise MSI file in my own windows laptop. So for practice i would like to install Splunk in Linux environment in same machine.

As we know we can use putty or third party tools to run Linux in windows at that point of time we need to install Splunk again. Is it possible?

Or

Do I need to uninstall Splunk in windows(.exe) file in order to install through Linux?

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richgalloway
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achikeho
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I just downloaded Splunk....I am looking for the installation file with .msi extension so I can install it   but I cant find it....Dont know how to install it. Can somebody pls help me? my system runs windows 10 pro and has ubuntu 2.4 hyper-v in it too....pls help me

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richgalloway
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What did you download if not the .msi file?  You can get the MSI file from splunk.com.  Just click on Free Splunk then click the "Download Free 60-day Trial" link under "Splunk Enterprise".  Then you'll see the download button for the installer.  If you see a .zip file available for download DO NOT use it.

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gcusello
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Hi @Atchyuth_P,

to install Splunk on a Unix system, you need a Unix System, even if on a VM.

In other words, you can run on a Windows system a virtual machine (using VM-Ware or othes) with a Linux operative system.

Then, you can access this Linux system by VM console or Putty.

Anyway, the Splunk installation is very easy also on Linux systems: instead to run the msi file, you have to upload the installation file in the linux system and run thee commands:

rpm -i splunk.... 
cd /opt/splunk/bin
./splunk start --accept-license

For more infos, you can see at https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.2.2/Installation/InstallonLinux

Ciao.

Giuseppe

richgalloway
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You should be able to install another instance of Splunk in a pseudo-Linux environment using a .tgz file, but I doubt the .rpm would work.  In either case, it's unlikely the program will run.

Can you stand up an AWS Linux instance to practice on?

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Atchyuth_P
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Thank you @richgalloway  @gcusello I have tried with VM ware it worked

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