Install the Splunk Add-on for Google Cloud Platform
- Get the Splunk Add-on for Google Cloud Platform by downloading it from http://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/3088 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.
Use 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 the Splunk platform.
|Splunk platform component||Supported||Required||Action Required/Comments|
|Search Heads||Yes||Yes||Install this add-on to all search heads where Google Cloud Platform knowledge management is required. |
As a best practice, turn visibility off on your search heads to prevent data duplication errors. These errors can result from running inputs on your search heads instead of, or in addition to, on your data collection node.
|Indexers||Yes||Conditional||Not required if you use heavy forwarders to collect data. Required if you use universal forwarders to collect data.|
|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 Google Cloud Platform 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||Disable add-on visibility on search heads.|
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.
Refer to Installing add-ons in Splunk Add-ons for detailed instructions describing how to install a Splunk add-on in the following deployment scenarios:
Installation overview for the Splunk Add-on for Google Cloud Platform
Configure the Google Cloud Service account
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released