Splunk® Add-on for Unix and Linux

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

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Use the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux

Add-on uses

The Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux does not have a user interface other than the setup page. You do not use the add-on more than you install and configure it to collect the *nix data you want to send to apps, such as Splunk Enterprise Security or IT Service Intelligence, that require knowledge objects from this add-on.

You can use the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux with:

  • The Splunk App for Unix and Linux. This app lets you view data collected from many *nix machines and display charts, graphs, and reports based on that data. This app is the main purpose for using the add-on.
  • Splunk Enterprise Security. This app lets you evaluate security threats and other security metrics based on data collected by the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux and many others.
  • Splunk IT Service Intelligence. This app provides actionable insight into the performance and behavior of your IT services.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Add-on for Unix and Linux: 5.1.0, 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.2.0, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, 5.2.4


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