Splunk® Supported Add-ons

Splunk Add-on for Amazon Kinesis Firehose

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Install and configure the Splunk Add-on for Amazon Kinesis Firehose on a managed Splunk Cloud deployment

Follow these steps to install and configure the Splunk Add-on for Amazon Kinesis Firehose in your managed Splunk Cloud deployment.

If your managed Splunk Cloud deployment has a search head cluster, you will need additional assistance from Splunk Support to perform this configuration. See Managed Splunk Cloud with a search head cluster.

If your managed Splunk Cloud instance does not have a search head cluster, follow this procedure.

  1. Decide what index you want to use to collect your Amazon Kinesis Firehose data. Ensure that this index is enabled and active. Sending data to a disabled or deleted index results in dropped events. If you need to create a new index, see Manage Splunk Cloud indexes.
  2. Install the add-on to your Splunk Cloud deployment. For step-by-step instructions, see Install apps in your Splunk Cloud deployment.
  3. Submit a case on the Splunk Support Portal. In the case, ask Splunk Support to enable HTTP event collector and create or modify an elastic load balancer to use with this add-on.
  4. Wait for Splunk Support to perform the necessary setup and confirm with you once the HTTP event collector is enabled and your elastic load balancer is ready for use. Splunk Support will confirm the URL that you should use for your HTTP event collector endpoint. It should match this format: https://http-inputs-firehose-<your unique cloud hostname here>.splunkcloud.com:443.
  5. Create an HTTP event collector token with indexer acknowledgments enabled. For step-by-step instructions, see Configure HTTP Event Collector on managed Splunk Cloud. During the configuration:
    1. Specify a Source type for your incoming data. See Source types for the Splunk Add-on for Amazon Kinesis Firehose for the source types supported by this add-on.
    2. Select the Index to which Amazon Kinesis Firehose will send data.
    3. Check the box next to Enable indexer acknowledgement.
  6. Save the token that Splunk Web provides. You need this token when you configure Amazon Kinesis Firehose.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each source type from which you want to collect data. Each source type requires a unique HTTP event collector token.

Next step
Configure Amazon Kinesis Firehose to send data to the Splunk platform

Managed Splunk Cloud with a search head cluster

If your managed Splunk Cloud deployment has a search head cluster, follow this procedure.

  1. Decide what index you want to use to collect your Amazon Kinesis Firehose data. Ensure that this index is enabled and active. Sending data to a disabled or deleted index results in dropped events. If you need to create a new index, see Manage Splunk Cloud indexes.
  2. Submit a case on the Splunk Support Portal. In the case, ask Splunk Support to :
    1. Install the Splunk Add-on for Amazon Kinesis Firehose to your Splunk Cloud deployment
    2. Enable HTTP event collector and create or modify an elastic load balancer for use with this add-on.
    3. Create an HTTP event collector token with indexer acknowledgement enabled for each source type from which you plan to collect data from Amazon Kinesis Firehose. For each of the tokens you request, ask Splunk Support to specify the following parameters:
  3. Wait for Splunk Support to perform the necessary setup and provide you with the following information:
    • The full URL that you should use for your HTTP event collector endpoint. It should match this format: https://http-inputs-firehose-<your unique cloud hostname here>.splunkcloud.com:443.
    • A token for each source type that you requested.
  4. Save the tokens and the URL that Splunk Support provides. You need this information when you configure Amazon Kinesis Firehose.

Next step
Configure Amazon Kinesis Firehose to send data to the Splunk platform

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released


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