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Receiving the following error: "failed to start splunk.service: unit splunk.service not found"

olaitan2010
New Member

After installing Splunk on my Ubuntu, I can't get it to start.

I get this error "failed to start splunk.service: unit splunk.service not found."

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AzmathShaik
Path Finder

Couple of reasons that might cause this issue

  1. splunk boot start is not enabled as the splunk user
  2. daemon-reload might have failed

please try the below steps

  1. systemctl daemon-reload
  2. the run the boot start command ( if already enabled it should say file exists)
  3. run the old method for starting and stopping splunk ( start should fail asking the system password)
  4. run systemctl start Splunkd ( should start splunk)
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evania
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi @olaitan2010
Did you have a chance to check out these answers? If any worked, please resolve this post by approving it! If your problem is still not solved, keep us updated so that someone else can help you.

Thanks for posting!

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mayurr98
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hello if you are sure that you've installed splunk in opt directory
then go to bin directory like this: cd /opt/splunk/bin/
now run this command from your bin directory: ./splunk start or ./splunk restart

dataops
Engager

This worked.

root@aryan-VirtualBox:~# cd /opt/splunk/bin/
root@aryan-VirtualBox:/opt/splunk/bin# ls
bloom jars scripts
bottle.py jp.py scrubber.py
btool jsmin searchtest
btprobe locktest setSplunkEnv
bzip2 locktool shc_upgrade_template.py
cherryd mongod signtool
classify mongod-3.4 slim
ColdStorageArchiver.py mongod_cc splunk
coldToFrozenExample.py node splunkd
copyright.txt openssl splunkdj
dbmanipulator.py parsetest splunkmon
exporttool parse_xml_buckets.py splunk-optimize
fill_summary_index.py pcregextest splunk-optimize-lex
genAuditKeys.py pid_check.sh srm
genRootCA.sh python tarit.py
genSignedServerCert.py python2 tocsv.py
genSignedServerCert.sh python2.7 tsidxprobe
genWebCert.py recover-metadata tsidxprobe_plo
genWebCert.sh rest_handler.py tsidx_scan.py
importtool runScript.py untarit.py
installit.py safe_restart_cluster_master.py walklex
root@aryan-VirtualBox:/opt/splunk/bin# ./splunk start
The splunk daemon (splunkd) is already running.

If you get stuck, we're here to help.

Look for answers here: http://docs.splunk.com

The Splunk web interface is at http://aryan-VirtualBox:8000

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chrisyounger
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

It looks like you are trying to start using systemd except you got the servicename wrong. By default it is

systemctl start Splunkd

(capital S)

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