3.4 Installing Splunk on Windows

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Time
1 hour 59 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner
CEU/CPE
2
Video Transcription
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>> Hi, this is Natasha.
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We're on Module 3 where we will be
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installing Splunk on Windows using the GUI.
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Using the command line is also an option and
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instructions are available in
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the supplemental materials for this course.
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To get started, we're going to go to splunk.com,
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and you'll need to log in,
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in order to download Splunk.
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Once you've logged in, you can go to Products,
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Free Trials and Downloads,
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and then scroll down on the page and
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pick between Splunk free and Splunk enterprise.
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Go ahead and click on Splunk free.
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If you notice up here is directing us
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to the Splunk enterprise download page.
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When you download Splunk free,
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you basically get a 60 day trial of Splunk enterprise.
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That then changes to Splunk free after that time period.
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In an earlier video,
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we talked about some of the differences,
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but there are limitations even for this trial version.
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We'll scroll down here,
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and I'm going to want to download this one.
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But if you don't see the option you want,
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there are other releases and you
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may need to check your system requirements too.
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Just go and click Download Now,
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and we'll get a pop up here that we can
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just save the installation package.
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I went ahead and already did that to save us some time.
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I've got it in my downloads folder here.
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Just going to double-click that,
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and we'll run the installation.
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I'm going to click Accept License,
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we'll go to Customize Options.
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This is where it's going to put Splunk.
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There are arguments for
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removing this and keeping it as a shorter path.
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But we're just going to leave as the default for now.
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Then we install it as
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the local system account
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and come up with a username and password.
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Go ahead and start the installation.
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Installed. I'm going to go ahead and
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click Finish here. Pretty simple.
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Now, I mentioned how
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the Splunk folder structure is really useful to learn.
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When we installed this and went under Program Files,
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Splunk, and if we want to,
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we can go in and
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check the server name that it's looking at.
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The name of this host is being used as that.
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We could go to local host port 8,000.
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That's the default port used for it.
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Or we could type in the name of this host for
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that and we'll get to our Login Window.
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I can use the account I just set
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up and get logged
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into our brand new installation of Splunk.
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Something else I can do just to show you.
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I have this browser,
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this is on my computer,
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not on the VM.
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I'm just going to go to the same site.
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I'm also able to log in.
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You may need to play with
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your firewall and network settings in
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order to be able to talk between machines.
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It's outside of the scope of this course.
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But here we are,
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here's our Splunk enterprise.
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In our next video, we're going to be installing
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a universal forwarder to get data
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into this to start working with. Thanks for watching.
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