Splunk® Supported Add-ons

Splunk Add-on for AWS

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Configure SQS inputs for the Splunk Add-on for AWS

Configure an SQS input for the Splunk Add-on for AWS on your data collection node through Splunk Web (recommended), or in local/aws_sqs_tasks.conf. This data source is only available in a subset of AWS regions. See the AWS regional table for a full list of supported regions.

Choose a configuration option:

Configure an SQS input using Splunk Web

To configure inputs using Splunk Web, click Splunk Add-on for AWS in the left navigation bar on Splunk Web home, then click Create New Input > Custom Data Type > SQS. Fill out the fields as described in the following table:

Argument in inputs.conf Field in Splunk Web Description
aws_account AWS Account The AWS account or EC2 IAM role the Splunk platform uses to access your SQS data. In Splunk Web, select an account from the drop-down list. In aws_sqs_tasks.conf, enter the friendly name of one of the AWS accounts that you configured on the Configuration page or the name of the autodiscovered EC2 IAM role.
aws_region AWS Region The AWS region that contains the log notification SQS queue. In aws_sqs_tasks.conf, enter the region code. For example, the region code for the US East (Ohio) region is us-east-2. See the AWS documentation for more information.
sqs_queues SQS queues The name of the queue to which AWS sends new SQS log notifications. In Splunk Web, you can select a queue from the drop-down list, if your account permissions allow you to list queues, or enter the queue name manually. The queue name is the final segment of the full queue URL. For example, if your SQS queue URL is http://sqs.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/123456789012/testQueue, then your SQS queue name is testQueue.
You can add multiple queues separated by commas.
sourcetype Source type A source type for the events. Enter a value only if you want to override the default of aws:sqs. Event extraction relies on the default value of source type. If you change the default value, you must update props.conf as well.
index Index The index name where the Splunk platform puts the SQS data. The default is main.
interval Interval The number of seconds to wait before the Splunk platform runs the command again. The default is 30 seconds.

Configure an SQS input using configuration file

To configure the input using the configuration files, create $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_aws/local/aws_sqs_tasks.conf using the following template.

aws_account = <value>
aws_region = <value>
sqs_queues = <value>
index = <value>
sourcetype = <value>
interval = <value>
Last modified on 17 June, 2020
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