Splunk® App for AWS

Installation and Configuration Manual

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On July 15, 2022, the Splunk App for AWS will reach its end of life. After this date, Splunk will no longer maintain or develop this product. The functionality in this app is migrating to a content pack in Data Integrations. Learn about the Content Pack for Amazon Web Services Dashboards and Reports.
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Hardware and software requirements for the Splunk App for AWS

Splunk platform requirements

The Splunk App for AWS runs on Splunk Cloud 6.2.4 and later or Splunk Enterprise 6.2.0 and later.

Because this app runs on the Splunk platform, all of the system requirements apply for the Splunk software that you use to run this app.

  • If you plan to run this app in Splunk Cloud only, there are no additional requirements.
  • If you plan to manage on-premises heavy forwarders to get data in to Splunk Cloud, see "System Requirements" in the Installation Manual in the Splunk Enterprise documentation, which includes information about forwarders.
  • If you plan to run this app in an on-premises deployment of the Splunk platform, see "System Requirements" in the Installation Manual in the Splunk Enterprise documentation.
  • If you plan to run this app in a self-managed AWS instance, there are no additional requirements. Refer to the "Virtual hardware" information for sizing considerations specific to AWS.

For information about installation locations and environments, see the "Installation guide for the Splunk App for AWS".

AWS account requirements

To install and set up the app, you must have a valid AWS account with sufficient permissions to configure the AWS services from which you want to collect data. You must also have permission to create IAM roles and users so that you can set up accounts with the appropriate permissions that the app can use to collect data from your AWS services.

For more information about the permissions required by the account used in the app to perform data collection, see Configure your AWS permissions for the Splunk App for AWS.

Splunk Add-on for Amazon Web Services

The Splunk App for AWS relies on the Splunk Add-on for Amazon Web Services version 2.0.0 or later. Both the add-on and the app need to be installed for the app to function. See the installation instructions for details about how to verify you have the right versions of both app and add-on installed.

Last modified on 20 January, 2016
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for AWS: 4.0.0


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