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Splunk is available in a limited free version and an enterprise version. Contact a sales representative for pricing info.

Splunk Server indexes logs from ANY source (apache, OS X, sendmail, routers). No need to configure it for specific formats, write regular expressions or change your logging output.

Search mountains of data by time, keywords, type of event, source, host or relationships to other events. Note: Splunk is server software. You configure and use the software via a Web browser.

What's New

Version 6.1.2 (213098):

Note: Although Finder indicates no version number for this application, the developer refers to it as version 6.1.2.

  • Upgrade openssl to 1.0.1h. (SPL-85063)
  • Real-time alerts fail to trigger if matched events are further apart in time than defined session timeout. (SPL-84357)


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Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3659

Works Great on Mavericks.

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Version 6.0.2
Donmontalvo Member IconReview+1283

Wow @Mutant is right...this is NOT FREE.

More like TRIAL SOFTWARE, crippled so it's nearly useless.

MacUpdate should change the category of this software.

1/2 star for it's worth as TRIAL SOFTWARE.


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Version 5.0.3


Sorry for the confusion. I can't find a perfect way to list this app. The developer offers a "free" (limited) version and an "enterprise" version. Pricing information is absent from their site, and users are encouraged to contact a sales representative.

I've added a note to the top of our listing.

Mutant Member IconComment+74

Free? That's a bait.. Yea, you can use the free version for as long as you want, but it's not very useful in that capacity. Just call a spade a spade.. This is commercial software.

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Version 4.1.5
Lylehm Member IconReview+31

Wow. I'm really shocked by some of the reviews here. I've only started using Splunk in the last 6 months, so perhaps it's just improved rapidly.

A couple of points here based on previous reviews:

- Every report and graph I've generated so far, I've done in Safari 4 through 5 with no problems at all. Even so, if Splunk is what you need, you'll use whatever browser works.

- Uninstall instructions were located by clicking the 'help' link at the upper right of the Splunk web interface. A search of the online docs produced this:

Installation was very simple. Within minutes, the syslog data from my Firewall was streaming into the Splunk server. I wanted to use the default syslog port. Splunk's documentation provided the necessary extra steps to allow use of the lower port numbers (launch splunk with sudo).

Anyone with a database mindset can easily craft a report and quickly locate and graph the desired log data. The interface offers several clues along the way as you work - very intuitive.

Anyone can install Splunk for free and try it out. After a period of time, you lose some of the enterprise features and Splunk switches to the free version which you can use indefinitely.

Bottom line, if you have syslog data to manage, you should try Splunk. There's nothing to lose, and so very much to gain. There's even an excellent online community that doesn't exclude free version users.

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Version 4.1.3
misterjspencer Member IconReview+82

I just installed this, and then realised there is no directions on how to uninstall, the installer is very comprehensive, uninstall is not.

Python based by the look of it and really for the geek user. I have spent a long time demythologising IT, I hate geek style stuff, packed with geek speak and terminal stuff when a simple gui would do.

It only works in firefox

If only spiceworks worked on mac

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Version 3.4.8
Alrescha Member IconComment+32

The system requirements on their web page indicate that this web-based engine does not work with Safari. Up till then, it looked pretty interesting.

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Version 3.1.2

Yeah, lack of Safari support killed my interest in Splunk.


What a daft comment. Some of us consciously prefer Safari to Firefox; read http://daringfireball.net/2008/04/firefox_3_safari_3 for some reasons why.


Hey kids!

You know you can use both...right?



I happen to be someone who typically has a dozen browsers on my machine, but I do agree that to require a non-Safari browser for a piece of software will limit its acceptability. Web standards are there for a reason, and to make a web-based interface that won't work with a standards-compliant browser is, IMHO, shortsighted.

Dalahast (developer)

Ugh, Firefox is waaaay slow, even Mac-optimised builds like Minefield. No Safari support means less users.


Firefox is 3.0.1 is not slow and is the more compliant browser on the web and it exists on all platforms. Obvious target for any smart web developer.

Splunk's mac customers is probably less than %1. Look at what they do and there reference customers. How many of those do you think run Mac OS X server...I would say very very few....


Dalahast (developer)

Safari's fine by me and, after previous experiences with FF, I don't have any plans to switch.

Dalahast (developer)

And might I add that web development is a hobby of mine.


and IT is my profession since -90....


Dalahast (developer)

Safari didn't even exist then.


Seriously...it didn't? I thought the internet was there...like..always.

The browser and the web apps is nothing but the "emperors new clothes" for an old block mode terminal. Only in the last couple years have AJAX technology spiced it up a bit but the principles are still the same. Text strings back and forth over a stateless transport protocol (http).


Dalahast (developer)

Firefox doesn't support CSS3 from what their official website says. Safari does.


Now you're being silly. There are far more websites that recognizes Firefox than there are Safari compliant ones. I never said I didn't like Safari, it is my default browser on my Mac. Firefox is the default on my Windows and Linux environments. I'm just more pragmatic...if Safari doesn't work on a website I'm visiting and I'm on my mac...I start Firefox. Big deal.

Now, go get yourself a job....


Dalahast (developer)

I'm 13. How am I supposed to do that?



I think what you are missing is that if Splunk were written in a standards-compliant way, it would work with Safari. I don't know of any deficiencies of Safari that would keep it from working with the kind of behavior we are looking for from Splunk. As I mentioned, I tend to use a lot of different browsers, and I use the one that I think will work best for a particular purpose. I do tend to use FireFox for web development because of the plugins that expand capabilities in that regard, but Safari is a fine browser, and many people will feel that it is the only one they need. If Splunk will not run with Safari, it is a valid comment to say that it is therefore a non-starter. Splunk may run fine on Linux and Windows, and on the Mac with FireFox, but this is MacUpdate, and the Mac users here have a legitimate concern if it doesn't function with the default Mac browser - the one with which, presumably, they are downloading Splunk. Telling people that they are silly for their software choices is a uniquely unhelpful means of persuasion.


Well said, mondele.


My god...

I didn't say anyone was silly because of what software they were using. Then I would be silly too since Safari is my default browser...did you READ my comment? I thought the line of arguments was silly...

Why Splunk doesn't work with Safari is probably because it's heavy usage of AJAX technology and frankly, there aren't enough demand. It's simple, no development org have unlimited resources so you prioritize and if there isn't a business case...why waste resources? If/when enough of Splunks customers complain and they lose deals...there will be Safari support, I'm sure.



I use Splunk with Safari all the time and it works fine. They just don't support it "officially," but it works. There are a couple display related annoyances under Safari, but nothing intolerable. Those annoyances are not present when using Firefox.

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Version 5.0
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Downloads 15,865
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Date 02 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
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