Install the Splunk Add-on for Kubernetes
- Get the Splunk Add-on for Kubernetes by downloading it from https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/3991 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.
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 instance type||Supported||Required||Actions required / Comments|
|Search Heads||Yes||Yes||Installed on search heads where Splunk Connect for Kubernetes is installed.|
|Indexers||No||No||Indexers will process data sent from Kubernetes via Splunk Connect for Kubernetes and the Splunk Add-on for Kubernetes as normal data.|
|Heavy Forwarders||No||No||Splunk Connect for Kubernetes and Splunk Add-on for Kubernetes collect log and metrics data from your Kubernetes containers.|
|Universal Forwarders||No||No||Splunk Connect for Kubernetes and Splunk Add-on for Kubernetes collect log and metrics data from your Kubernetes containers.|
Distributed deployment feature compatibility
This table describes the compatibility of this add-on with Splunk distributed deployment features.
|Distributed deployment feature||Supported||Actions required|
|Search Head Clusters||Yes||Make sure Splunk Connect for Kubernetes is installed on each search head that you want to use to collect data and send it to an indexer. You can install the Splunk Add-on for Kubernetes with any search head that has Splunk Connect for Kubernetes installed.|
|Indexer Clusters||No||No actions required.\|
|Deployment Server||No||No actions required|
See "Installing add-ons" in Splunk Add-Ons for detailed instructions describing how to install a Splunk add-on in the following deployment scenarios:
Hardware and software requirements for the Splunk Add-on for Kubernetes
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released