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Installing latest Splunk in 5 minutes using Docker

Installing latest Splunk in 5 minutes using Docker

From 0 to Splunk in 5 minutes using Docker and Compose

Splunk is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California, which produces software for searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine-generated big data, via a web-style interface.

Docker is an open source software platform to create, deploy and manage virtualized application containers on a common operating system (OS), with an ecosystem of allied tools. 

Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications. With Compose, you use a YAML file to configure your application’s services. Then, with a single command, you create and start all the services from your configuration.

Install docker and docker-compose

if not already done by running

curl -fsSL | sudo apt-key add - sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] $(lsb_release -cs) stable" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y docker-ce sudo usermod -aG docker ${USER}  sudo curl -L "$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose docker-compose -v

Create a new file docker-compose.yml

version: '3'  volumes:   opt-splunk-etc:   opt-splunk-var:  services:   splunkenterprise:     #build: .     hostname: splunkenterprise     image: splunk/splunk:7.3     environment:       SPLUNK_START_ARGS: --accept-license       SPLUNK_PASSWORD: "put password here or pass -e SPLUNK_PASSWORD=xxxxxx to start command"       SPLUNK_ADD: tcp 1514       SPLUNK_USER: root       SPLUNK_ENABLE_LISTEN: 9997       SPLUNK_ADD: tcp 1514     volumes:       - opt-splunk-etc:/opt/splunk/etc       - opt-splunk-var:/opt/splunk/var     ports:       - "8080:8000"       - "9997:9997"       - "8088:8088"       - "1514:1514"

 To start and stop Splunk:

sudo docker-compose -f docker-compose.yml up -d sudo docker-compose -f docker-compose.yml down

You can now browse Splunk at http://localhost:8080 

About The Author

Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.