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Splunk UF install on Ubuntu


Here is the flow to install and basically configure UF on ubuntu system.

To download the package

wget -O splunkforwarder-8.0.4-767223ac207f-Linux-x86_64.tgz ‘’

To install the package

tar xvzf splunkforwarder-8.0.4-767223ac207f-Linux-x86_64.tgz -C /opt

To start

./splunk start –accept-license

To restart

./splunk restart

To enable start on boot

./splunk enable boot-start

To Configure the universal forwarder to connect to a deployment server

./splunk set deploy-poll

If you see permission error on splunkforwarder/var/log/splunk/splunkd.log files regarding to sh scripts ie. review the below page.

If you receive the below output of sh /opt/splunkforwarder/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_nix/bin/ –debug command

Not found any of commands [sar mpstat] on this host, quitting”

try to install the pack

apt-get install sysstat