Inputs for the Splunk Add-on for Kafka
The Splunk Add-on for Kafka supports three different inputs.
- A monitor input to collect log files from Kafka machines. This input requires a Splunk forwarder or single instance be installed directly on your Kafka machines.
- A JMX input to collect performance metrics about your Kafka clusters. This input requires the Splunk Add-on for JMX to be installed on a heavy forwarder so that it can connect to the JMX server on your Kafka machines.
- A modular input to consume messages from Kafka topics. This input requires the heavy forwarders collecting the Kafka data to be in the same network as your Kafka machines.
See the configuration instructions for each input.
Install the Splunk Add-on for Kafka
Configure monitor inputs for the Splunk Add-on for Kafka
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released