Splunk® App for AWS

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The Splunk App for AWS Release Notes

These release notes apply to the Splunk App for AWS version 6.0.2.

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

If you're upgrading from a version earlier than 6.0.0, before you install version 6.0.2, you have to disable multiple saved searches and move indexes.conf. See Do these things before you upgrade in the Installation and Configuration Manual.

If you're upgrading from a version earlier than 6.0.0, after you install version 6.0.2, 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.

What's new

New feature or enhancement Description
EC2 recommendation available for on-premises only In version 6.0.2, the EC2 recommendation feature is only available in on-premises Splunk Enterprise environments and not in Splunk Cloud environments.
Removal of biased language Occurrences of biased terms such as master, slave, blacklist, and whitelist have been replaced with appropriate non-biased terms. Occurrences of biased terms that are Splunk Enterprise references or present in third-party libraries have been kept as is.

Fixed issues

Date resolved Issue number Description
2021-01-22 AWSAPP-2602 "Config rules" dashboard dedup results in missing information
2020-08-31 AWSAPP-2316 Anomoly Overview does not work

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
2021-02-25 AWSAPP-2651 EBS Insights showing "No Recent Snapshot" despite having snapshot data
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.
2020-11-24 AWSAPP-2503 The EC2 Recommendations Service feature doesn't work in Windows on Splunk 7.3.x and Splunk 7.2.x.
2020-02-05 AWSAPP-2236 There's an invalid key error on Splunk 7.x because the app uses the Python 3 interpreter by default.
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

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 26 February, 2021
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for AWS: 6.0.2


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