Splunk® App for AWS

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Install the Splunk App for AWS on Splunk Cloud

This topic covers how to install the Splunk App for AWS on Splunk Cloud.

The Splunk App for AWS may already be installed on your Splunk Cloud instance. Follow the instructions below to check if you have it installed, upgrade or obtain the files you need, or find out how to get assistance from support to install or upgrade.

Follow the instructions in the section that matches the type of Splunk Cloud deployment you have:

If you do not know whether you are on a managed or self-service Splunk Cloud, see Types of Splunk Cloud deployment.

Install on self-service Splunk Cloud

1. In Splunk Cloud, click the Splunk > icon in the upper left to go to the home screen.

2. Click the gear icon next to Apps at the top of the navigation bar to open the Manage Apps page.

3. Look for the Splunk App for AWS in your list of installed apps. The latest version has the folder name splunk_app_aws and the version number 5.2.0.

  • If you do not see any app with this folder name listed, go to Step 4.
  • If you see this version, click Enable under the Status column if it is not already enabled. Go step 6.
  • If you see version 4.X, click Upgrade. Follow the wizard to install the latest version, then go to step 6.

4. If you do not have a supported version of the Splunk App for AWS in your app list, click Browse more apps.

5. In the search bar, enter AWS.

a. Look for Splunk App for AWS in the results.
b. Click Install free.
c. Follow the wizard to install the app.

6. Check to see if Splunk Add-on for AWS appears in the app list on your Manage Apps page. This add-on has the folder name Splunk_TA_aws and the version number'. You need both the app and the add-on installed. If the add-on appears in the list, check the version number.

  • If you do not have the Splunk Add-on for AWS listed, go to Step 7.
  • If the version number is 4.5.0 or later, you have a supported version. If the add-on is disabled, click Enable under the Status column to enable it. Go to step 9.
  • If the version number is anything less than 4.5.0, click Upgrade. Follow the wizard to install the latest version. Then, go to step 9.

7. If you have verified that you do not currently have the Splunk Add-on for AWS in your app list, click Browse more apps.

8. In the search bar, enter AWS.

a. Look for Splunk Add-on for AWS in the results.
b. Click Install free.
c. Follow the wizard to install the add-on.

9. If you have been using a community-supported version (3.X or earlier) of the Splunk App for AWS, see Migrating from an unsupported version of the Splunk App for AWS for information about important changes in version 4.X.

Install on managed Splunk Cloud

If either the app is not installed or you have an older version, contact support for assistance. Support will install the correct version of the app and its dependencies, and assist you with any migration tasks, if they are necessary.

If you have previously been using a community-supported version of the app (3.X or earlier), see Migrating from an unsupported version of the Splunk App for AWS for information about important changes in version 4.X.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for AWS: 5.2.0


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