I have a simple question about the two splunk solaris (sparc) packages you provide.
On the left side of the download page: you have this: Solaris 8, 9, 10 (SPARC)
and on the right you have to two filenames:
The fact that the filename above has "solaris 8" in it makes me feel that it will only be supported for solaris 8 and I should use the tar.Z file for the solaris 9 & 10 sparc installs we have.
but based on the left title classifying it.. that makes me think i can use the .pkg.Z format across all 8/9/10 solaris sparc installs.
Can you clarify this for me?
asked 12 May '10, 17:48
Both packages should install on any of the OS versions listed.
However, I do recommend that you rethink your platform choice for your Splunk server. The SPARC architecture is well known to be a performance inhibitor for Splunk, so if you want your instance to be able to search and index data at a high rate, you should deploy on a 64-bit Linux or Windows platform if available.
answered 12 May '10, 17:51
Solaris 8 indicates that it requires Solaris 8 or higher. The only difference between the two packages is the packaging: One is a Solaris pkg, the other is a compressed tar file. The code is identical.
answered 12 May '10, 18:01