Splunk® Supported Add-ons

Splunk Add-on for Sysmon

Hardware and software requirements for the Splunk Add-on for Sysmon

To install and configure the Splunk Add-on for Sysmon, you must be a member of the admin or sc_admin role.

Microsoft Sysmon setup requirements

To install or uninstall the Sysmon service, you must have local administrator rights on the monitored Windows endpoint platform. There is no dedicated installer or uninstaller for Sysmon. System service and driver installation or removal are performed by a standalone executable with command line switches.

You must prepare and run Sysmon with a customized configuration file that enables proper event capture and filtering. If you do not do this, the expected events are not captured and ingested by the Splunk component, or an overwhelming volume of noisy events may impact Splunk's performance.The Splunk recommended approach in preparing sysmon's configuration is found here.

Splunk platform requirements

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

  • For Splunk Enterprise system requirements, see System Requirements in the Splunk Enterprise Installation Manual.
  • If you are managing on-premises forwarders to get data into Splunk Cloud, see System Requirements in the Splunk Enterprise Installation Manual, which includes information about forwarders.
Last modified on 21 June, 2024
Splunk Add-on for Sysmon   Installation and configuration overview for the Splunk Add-on for Sysmon

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released, released


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