Splunk® App for AWS

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On January 5, 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.
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The Splunk App for AWS Release Notes

These release notes apply to the Splunk App for AWS version 6.0.0.

For compatibility information, see Hardware and software requirements for the Splunk App for AWS.

Before you install version 6.0.0, you have to disable multiple saved searches and move indexes.conf. See Do these things before you upgrade in the Installation and Configuration Manual.

After you install version 6.0.0, you have to enable acceleration for data models, update the definition for the aws-data-model-acceleration search macro, and schedule the Addon Synchronization and App Upgrader saved searches. See Do these things after you upgrade in the Installation and Configuration Manual.

New features

New feature or enhancement Description
Python 3 support The Splunk App for AWS supports Python 2 and Python 3 in Splunk Enterprise version 8.0.0. For more information, see Python 3 migration with the Splunk platform in the Splunk Enterprise Python 3 Migration guide.
AWS Cost and Usage Reports (CUR) for billing data You can select to populate these billing dashboards and panels with AWS Cost and Usage Reports you collect on an hourly or daily basis:
  • Budget Planner dashboard
  • Historical Monthly Bills dashboard
  • Historical Detailed Bills dashboard
  • Capacity Planner dashboard
  • Reserved Instance Planner dashboard
  • Reserved Instance Inventory (RI Utilization by Family in Last Month panel)
  • Topology dashboard (Billing layer)
  • Reserved Instance Planner Detail dashboard

To start monitoring CUR data in the Splunk App for AWS, see Specify the type of AWS billing data to monitor.

Indexes The app no longer creates indexes when you install it. This gives administrators greater flexibility over data storage and retention rules for their deployment. To manually create indexes for the app, see Create indexes and schedule saved searches for the Splunk App for AWS.

Fixed issues

Date resolved Issue number Description
2019-10-03 AWSAPP-2206 A help link takes you to the wrong version of the app.
2019-10-02 AWSAPP-2160 Some accounts in the Splunk Add-on for Amazon Web Services don't populate in the app.
2019-10-01 AWSAPP-2153 A warning message is visible on dashboards even after you disable it from the Configure dashboard.

For fixed issues relevant to accounts, inputs configuration, and knowledge management, see the Fixed issues for the Splunk Add-on for Amazon Web Services.

Known issues

Date filed Issue number Description
2021-01-19 AWSAPP-2602 "Config rules" dashboard dedup results in missing information
2020-12-01 AWSAPP-2509 The EC2 Recommendations Service feature doesn't work on Splunk Cloud version 8.0.0. Affected dashboards are EC2 Insights, Insights functionality in Topology dashboard, and Insights Yesterday in the Insights Overview dashboard.
2019-08-21 AWSAPP-2156 There's a Capacity Planner: Data mismatch between Dashboard panels and the AWS Console.
2019-05-15 AWSAPP-2119 Capacity Planner (CUR): Value mismatch between panel data of Billing Legacy and Billing CUR.
2019-05-10 AWSAPP-2112 Historical Monthly Bills: Value mismatch in "Cost by Service" panel
2019-05-07 AWSAPP-2107 Billing CUR: Account Name is not visible in any of the dashboards or panels that use Billing (Cost and Usage Report) data.

For known issues relevant to accounts, inputs configuration, and knowledge management, see also Known issues for the Splunk Add-on for Amazon Web Services.

See also

To get started with the app, see the Installation and Configuration Manual.

For upgrade requirements, see Upgrade the Splunk App for AWS.

Last modified on 13 August, 2021
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for AWS: 6.0.0


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