Install the Splunk Add-on for AWS
- Get the Splunk Add-on for AWS by downloading it from Splunkbase or browsing to it using the app browser within Splunk Web.
- Determine where and how to install this add-on in your deployment, using the tables on this page.
- Perform any prerequisite steps before installing, if required and specified in the tables below.
- Complete your installation.
If you need step-by-step instructions on how to install an add-on in your specific deployment environment, see the installation walkthroughs section at the bottom of this page for links to installation instructions specific to a single-instance deployment, distributed deployment, Splunk Cloud, or Splunk Light.
Reference the tables below to determine where and how to install this add-on in a distributed deployment of Splunk Enterprise or any deployment for which you are using forwarders to get your data in. Depending on your environment, your preferences, and the requirements of the add-on, you may need to install the add-on in multiple places.
Where to install this add-on
Unless otherwise noted, all supported add-ons can be safely installed to all tiers of a distributed Splunk platform deployment. See Where to install Splunk add-ons in Splunk Add-ons for more information.
This table provides a reference for installing this specific add-on to a distributed deployment of Splunk Enterprise.
|Splunk platform component||Supported||Required||Comments|
|Search Heads||Yes||No||Data inputs for this add-on require large amounts of memory. See Performance Reference for the Splunk Add-on for AWS data inputs.|
|Indexers||Yes||No||Not required, as the parsing operations occur on the heavy forwarders.|
|Heavy Forwarders||Yes||Yes||This add-on requires heavy forwarders to perform data collection via modular inputs and to perform the setup and authentication with AWS in Splunk Web.|
|Universal Forwarders||No||No||This add-on requires heavy forwarders.|
Distributed deployment 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:
1. Remove the
2. Remove the
|Indexer Clusters||Yes||Before installing this add-on to a cluster, make the following changes to the add-on package: |
1. Remove the
2. Remove the
|Deployment Server||No||Supported for deploying unconfigured add-ons only.
The Splunk Add-Ons manual includes an Installing add-ons guide that helps you successfully install any Splunk-supported add-on to your Splunk platform.
For a walkthrough of the installation procedure, follow the link that matches your deployment scenario:
Configure AWS permissions for the Splunk Add-on for AWS
Upgrade the Splunk Add-on for AWS
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released