Install the Splunk Add-on for Tomcat
See Installing add-ons in Splunk Add-Ons for detailed instructions describing how to install a Splunk add-on in the following deployment scenarios:
Use the tables below to determine where and how to install this add-on in a distributed deployment of Splunk Enterprise.
Where to install this add-on
This table provides a quick reference for installing this add-on to a distributed deployment of Splunk Enterprise.
|Splunk instance type||Supported||Required||Comments|
|Search Heads||Yes||Yes||Install this add-on to all search heads where Tomcat knowledge management is required.|
|Indexers||Yes||Conditional||Not required if you use heavy forwarders to monitor Tomcat log files directly on Tomcat machines. Required if you use universal forwarders for monitor inputs.|
|Heavy Forwarders||Yes||Yes||This add-on requires heavy forwarders to perform data collection using JMX and modular inputs. Heavy forwarder needs to be installed directly on the Tomcat server for file monitoring of local logs.|
|Universal Forwarders||Yes||No||Supported for monitor inputs only. Universal forwarder needs to be installed directly on the Tomcat server for file monitoring of local logs. You must also install this add-on on your indexers if you use a universal forwarder rather than a heavy forwarder to monitor local Tomcat log files.|
Distributed deployment feature compatibility
This table provides a quick reference for the compatibility of this add-on with Splunk distributed deployment features.
|Distributed deployment feature||Supported||Comments|
|Search Head Clusters||Yes||You can install this add-on on a search head cluster for all search-time functionality, but configure inputs on forwarders to avoid duplicate data collection. |
Before installing this add-on to a cluster, make the following changes to the add-on package (if the file is present):
1. Remove the
|Indexer Clusters||Yes||Before installing this add-on to a cluster, make the following changes to the add-on package (if the file is present): |
1. Remove the
Source types for the Splunk Add-on for Tomcat
Configure JMX inputs for the Splunk Add-on for Tomcat
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released