What Is the Command for Restarting Splunk Web Server?


Larry Thompson

When working with Splunk, there may be instances where you need to restart the Splunk Web Server. Restarting the web server can help resolve certain issues or apply changes that require a server restart. In this tutorial, we will explore the command to restart the Splunk Web Server.

Step 1: Accessing the Command Line Interface

To restart the Splunk Web Server, we need to access the command line interface (CLI) of your operating system. This can typically be done by opening a terminal or command prompt.

Step 2: Navigating to the Splunk Installation Directory

Once you have opened the CLI, navigate to the directory where your Splunk installation is located. The exact location may vary depending on your operating system and how you have installed Splunk.

On Linux:

If you are using Linux, you can use the cd command to change directories. For example:

  • cd /opt/splunk/bin

On Windows:

If you are using Windows, you can use the cd command as well. However, the path might be different based on your installation location. For example:

  • cd C:\Program Files\Splunk\bin

Step 3: Restarting the Splunk Web Server

Once you are in the correct directory, use the following command to restart the Splunk Web Server:

splunk restart splunkweb

This command instructs Splunk to restart the web server component. It will gracefully shut down the web server, apply any necessary changes, and then start it back up.

Step 4: Verifying the Restart

After executing the restart command, give it a few moments for the web server to restart. To verify if the restart was successful, open your preferred web browser and navigate to the Splunk Web interface.

If you are able to access the Splunk Web interface without any issues, then congratulations! You have successfully restarted the Splunk Web Server.


If you encounter any errors or issues during the restart process, it is recommended to check the Splunk logs for more information. The logs can provide valuable insights into what might be causing the problem.

By following these steps, you should now know how to restart the Splunk Web Server using the command line interface. This knowledge can come in handy when troubleshooting or making configuration changes that require a server restart.

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