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Configure an add-on to add data in Splunk Light

Add-ons extend the capabilities of Splunk Light, usually by providing pre-defined data inputs for a specific technology or vendor. Splunk Light includes a set of add-ons that you can install and enable to configure new data inputs.

To install and enable add-ons available in your Splunk Light instance, use the Add-Ons view. Each add-on includes a summary of its features. Note the following:

  • Steps to install or enable an add-on vary depending on the add-on.
  • Based on the platform you are running, one or more add-ons are pre-installed.
    • If an add-on has the install option, you install the add-on and it is automatically enabled.
    • If an add-on has the enable option, it is pre-installed.
  • Some add-ons need additional configuration or set up after enabling, or you can customize and add-on.
  • Use Objects to access data inputs, field extractions, knowledge objects, indexes, and prebuilt panels.
  • You can install and enable multiple add-ons available in your Splunk Light instance.

Install an add-on

When installing an add-on, the add-on is automatically enabled after installing.

1. In your Splunk Light instance, in the sidebar menu select Data > Add-ons.

2. Select the add-on you want to install and click Install.

3. Enter your Splunk username and password.

4. Read and accept the terms and conditions of the license agreement.

5. Click Login and Install. The add-on is downloaded and installed in your Splunk Light instance.

6. To complete the installation:

  • Click Restart Splunk and Done. Splunk Light restarts and the add-on is automatically enabled.
  • Click Go Home and Done to remain in Splunk Light.

7. (Optional) To customize an add-on, go to the Add-Ons view and the add-on you enabled:

  • Click Set up to customize data inputs, including enabling, disabling, and configuring polling intervals. Click Save after making your selections. Not all add-ons have the Set up option.
  • Click Objects to view, use, configure, or edit:
    • Indexes
    • Prebuilt panels, which include reusable dashboard content that you can add to multiple dashboards.
    • All objects, which include data inputs, field extractions, and other knowledge objects that are added to your instance.

8. You must restart Splunk Light for your changes to update. To restart:

  • At the top of the Add-Ons view, click Click here to restart.
  • In the sidebar menu, select System > Restart.

Enable an add-on

When enabling an add-on, you are selecting to enable a pre-installed add-on.

1. In your Splunk Light instance, in the sidebar menu select Data > Add-ons.

2. Select the add-on you want to enable and check Enable.

3. (Optional) To customize an add-on:

  • Click Set up to customize data inputs, including enabling, disabling, and configuring polling intervals. Click Save after making your selections. Not all add-ons have the Set up option.
  • Click Objects to view, use, configure, or edit:
    • Indexes
    • Prebuilt panels, which include reusable dashboard content that you can add to multiple dashboards.
    • All objects, which include data inputs, field extractions, and other knowledge objects that are added to your instance.

4. You must restart Splunk Light for your changes to update. To restart:

  • At the top of the Add-Ons view, click Click here to restart.
  • In the sidebar menu, select System > Restart.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Light: 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.1612 (cloud service only), 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 7.0.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.1.0, 7.1.1


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