Configure the modular input for the Splunk Add-on for EMC VNX
The Splunk Add-on for EMC VNX uses a modular input for data collection. Copy
local/inputs.conf and edit appropriately.
Important: Configuration of data collection through Splunk's Data Inputs page is not supported at this time. Only direct edit of the local/inputs.conf is supported.
1. Enter a unique stanza name describing the input, such as
2. Enter the IP addresses for the Primary Control Station (or storage processor A). If there is a Standby or storage processor B, enter its address in the second field.
network_addr = <value> network_addr2 = <value>
3. Enter the credentials of the read-only service account. The add-on encrypts the usernames and passwords recorded in local/inputs.conf when it first runs. After encryption, these fields show as
username = <value> password = <value>
4. Enter the platform of the VNX device being queried ("VNX File" or "VNX Block").
platform = <value>
Note: The platform value is case-sensitive.
5. Enter the scope (0, 1, or 2) of the VNX Block device.
scope = <value>
Note: Scope will only be used for VNX Block device.
6. Optionally, enter a short site identifier such as
site = <value>
7. Enter the desired loglevel ("INFO", "DEBUG", "WARN" or "ERROR").
loglevel = <value>
8. Enter the desired index for this stanza's data (Defaults to "dmc").
index = <value>
9. Enable the stanza by setting disabled to "false", or disable the stanza by setting disabled to "true".
disabled = <value>
Repeat until a stanza has been created for each VNX device to be queried for data. For example:
[vnx_data_loader://sf_vnx_file] network_addr = 10.185.11.254 network_addr2 = 10.185.11.255 username = dummy password = dummy_pass platform = VNX File site = SF
[vnx_data_loader://sf_vnx_block] network_addr = 10.185.11.252 network_addr2 = 10.185.11.253 username = dummy password = dummy_pass platform = VNX Block scope = 0 site = SF
splunkd. Verify that credentials are encrypted and that data is being gathered into the expected index(es). Adding and removing stanzas requires restarting
To update an existing stanza's credentials, you must update username and password at the same time. If only one is updated, the encryption process will not work properly and the stanza will no longer be valid. Replace
<encrypted> in the
password fields with plaintext values and restart
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released