Splunk® Supported Add-ons

Splunk Add-on for Kafka

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Release history for the Splunk Add-on for Kafka

Latest release

The latest release of the Splunk Add-on for Kafka is version 1.2.0. See the Release notes for the Splunk Add-on for Kafka for more information about this latest version.

Version 1.1.0

Version 1.1.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Kafka has the same compatibility specifications as Version 1.2.0.

New features

Version 1.1.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Kafka has the following new features.

Date Issue number Description
2016-03-03 ADDON-8105 Support for grouping multiple tasks into a single process for improved performance during data ingestion.
2016-03-03 ADDON-8104 Support for selecting individual partitions when configuring data ingestion for a topic.
2015-11-03 ADDON-6307 Support for configuring indexes for individual topics.

Known issues

Version 1.1.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Kafka has the following known issues.

Date Issue number Description
2016-01-30 ADDON-7646 FIPS mode is not supported by this add-on. For a workaround, see Add-ons and FIPS mode in the Splunk Add-ons manual.
2016-01-13 ADDON-5325 requireClientCert=true in server.conf is not supported by add-ons using modular inputs and REST. If this setting is enabled in server.conf, communication is broken between the modular input and splunkd and the add-on stops collecting data. The following error appears in the splunkd.log: "SSL3_GET_CLIENT_CERTIFICATE:peer did not return a certificate." The workaround is to set requireClientCert=false.
2015-09-29 ADDON-5818 If managing modular input configuration centrally from a search head cluster node, forwarders sometimes disappear from the list of forwarders, after saving successfully. Workaround: wait at least five seconds to allow the setup page to fully load before attempting any configuration. Wait at least three seconds after saving each cluster or forwarder configuration.
2015-09-23 ADDON-5757 Invalid forwarders accept data collection tasks from centralized modular input configuration, even if they cannot handle them, causing those collection tasks to fail with an error.
2015-09-23 ADDON-5759 Data input duplication error messages thrown while dispatching data input tasks to forwarders.

Version 1.0.0

Version 1.0.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Kafka has the same compatibility specifications as Version 1.1.0.

New features

Version 1.0.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Kafka has the following new features.

Date Issue number Description
2015-09-29 ADDON-2994 New Splunk-supported add-on.

Known issues

Version 1.0.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Kafka has the following known issues.

Date Issue number Description
2016-01-30 ADDON-7646 FIPS mode is not supported by this add-on. For a workaround, see Add-ons and FIPS mode in the Splunk Add-ons manual.
2016-01-13 ADDON-5325 requireClientCert=true in server.conf is not supported by add-ons using modular inputs and REST. If this setting is enabled in server.conf, communication is broken between the modular input and splunkd and the add-on stops collecting data. The following error appears in the splunkd.log: "SSL3_GET_CLIENT_CERTIFICATE:peer did not return a certificate." The workaround is to set requireClientCert=false.
2015-09-29 ADDON-5818 If managing modular input configuration centrally from a search head cluster node, forwarders sometimes disappear from the list of forwarders, after saving successfully. Workaround: wait at least five seconds to allow the setup page to fully load before attempting any configuration. Wait at least three seconds after saving each cluster or forwarder configuration.
2015-09-23 ADDON-5757 Invalid forwarders accept data collection tasks from centralized modular input configuration, even if they cannot handle them, causing those collection tasks to fail with an error.
2015-09-23 ADDON-5759 Data input duplication error messages thrown while dispatching data input tasks to forwarders.

Third-party software attributions

Version 1.0.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Kafka incorporates the following third-party software or libraries.

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