Installation

Installation

harshavrath
Contributor

Hi

If i install Splunk as Local User on my desktop will be able to Host it. I mean will i able to give access to other users who want to use it...

All Desktops are connected by means of LAN.

The Result that i'm expecting is I want Splunk to read Logs from DB and index it and should be accessible by multiple Users.So what i'm i supposed to do..?

Any Suggestions are appreciated

Thanks

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MuS
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi harshavrath,

if you don't have high expectations in performance or don't have any high IO's, this should be fine. Most people run Splunk on their desktop/VM for testing or development - though I would never use it for production data!

Also remember, if you run it on your desktop you have to take care that the Splunk UI (Web-interface) is reachable from the network.

cheers, MuS

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MuS
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi harshavrath,

if you don't have high expectations in performance or don't have any high IO's, this should be fine. Most people run Splunk on their desktop/VM for testing or development - though I would never use it for production data!

Also remember, if you run it on your desktop you have to take care that the Splunk UI (Web-interface) is reachable from the network.

cheers, MuS

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harshavrath
Contributor

hi MuS,thanks for your help.

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harshavrath
Contributor

Cant this be done without the use of Splunk Forwarders.?
Will i be able to install a forwarder on a server where Real DB logs are present that would FORWARD THE LOGS TO MY SPLUNK INSTALLED IN MY DESKTOP as LOCAL USER.

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MuS
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

ok, first I recommend you to read the docs http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk

regarding the DB logs, if those are real log files on remote server, you need a universal forwarder on the remote server to forward the log to your Splunk server.
DB connect is only needed if you want to do DB queries directly out of Splunk.

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harshavrath
Contributor

I want to read log files from DB then i would require Splunk DB connect right..?
My Database's are on servers..will i be able to access them by installing Splunk as Local User.?
Will there be any need of Splunk Forwarders.

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MuS
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

check your local firewall on the desktop and open the port

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harshavrath
Contributor

Hi Mus

I'm gonna use Splunk for testing purpose.How can i make the Splunk UI(Web-Interface) reachable from the Network.?

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