Splunk Sizing Made Easy

Back in 2013, Mustafa wrote a post describing how to Estimate disk storage required for Splunk Index.

These calculations can sometimes get a bit complicated, so I created simple web-based Splunk storage sizing tool that implements Mustafa’s calculation in the background and puts a nice user interface on top of it. Check it out: http://splunk-sizing.appspot.com/

To use the tool, enter your storage requirements and the tool will estimate the storage required. Plus it can calculate the number of disks you would need per indexer, based on the type of RAID and size of disks you prefer. And it allows you to specify on which volume to store the hot/warm, cold and frozen buckets. E.g. you can store hot/warm buckets on …

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