Splunk® Add-on for Unix and Linux

Deploy and Use the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux

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Release notes for Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux

This topic contains information on new features, known issues, and updates as we version the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux.

The Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux was last updated in December 2017.

What's new

See the known issues and fixed issues of these release notes for product updates.

Fixed issues

Version 5.2.4 of the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux fixed the following issues:

Date resolved Issue number Description
2017-04-17 ADDON-8472 Logic failure in rlog.sh creates duplicates when the seekpointer file cannot be updated and silently fails
2017-03-28 ADDON-13680 The dest field is not extracted for some events

Known Issues

Version 5.2.4 of the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux has the following known issues:

Date filed Issue number Description
2018-08-27 ADDON-19194 Incorrect value in swapUsedPct field in FreeBSD os
2018-05-18 ADDON-18093 Extract field swap_percent (ITSI OS Module requirement)
2018-05-18 ADDON-18095 Extract fields mem_page_in and mem_page_out (ITSI OS Module requirement)
2018-05-11 ADDON-18051 Extract cpu_instance field (ITSI OS Module requirement)
2018-05-09 ADDON-18042 Extract cpu_architecture field (ITSI OS Module requirement)
2018-04-18 ADDON-17747 package.sh not working in FreeBSD 10 and FreeBSD 11
2018-03-28 ADDON-17571 AWS TA and *nix TA lack spec files for eventgen.conf, which causes cluster bundle validation errors, and breaks Manage Indexes page in clustered Splunk Cloud

Splunk Cloud customers who cannot create indexes on their own due to this bug should file a support case when they need new indexes created.
2017-08-29 ADDON-19367 Add-on for Unix and Linux 5.2.3 sometimes not getting data for CPU VMSTAT IOSTAT metrics
2017-05-09 ADDON-14719 Add-on not Supporting current OS Releases
2017-05-05 ADDON-14708 Upgrade Splunk Add-on for Unix to support RHEL 7.3
2017-03-13 ADDON-14093 vmstat script error on AIX
2017-03-06 ADDON-13986 cpu.sh indexed output is missing core number.

Edit contents of cpu.sh script as follows:

#Need to change to always be 24Hour time with export LC_TIME=POSIX export LC_TIME='POSIX' FORMAT='{cpu=$2; pctUser=$3; pctNice=$4; pctSystem=$5; pctIowait=$6; pctSteal=$7; pctIdle=$NF}'

2016-11-10 ADDON-12085 recursive search for bash_histories is expensive
Source types and CIM data model info

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Add-on for Unix and Linux: 5.2.4

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