Splunk® Supported Add-ons

Splunk Add-on for Linux

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Splunk Add-on for Linux

Version 1.1.0
Vendor Products Linux as supported by collectd. See also Unix operating systems.
Add-on has web UI No. This add-on does not contain any views.

The Splunk Add-on for Linux allows Splunk to collect Linux-related performance metrics and data generated by the open source collectd project using HTTP Event Collector (HEC) or Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). After the Splunk platform indexes the events, you can analyze the data using the prebuilt panels included with the add-on. The Splunk Add-on for Linux collects the following types of data:

  • CPU metrics
  • Memory metrics
  • Swap metrics
  • Mount point and file system usage
  • Network interface traffic
  • Disk utilization
  • System load
  • Process information
  • Network protocol information
  • IRQ metrics
  • TCP connections information
  • Thermal information
  • System uptime statistics

Download the Splunk Add-on for Linux from Splunkbase.

For a summary of new features, fixed issues, and known issues, see Release Notes for the Splunk Add-on for Linux.

For information about installing and configuring the Splunk Add-on for Linux, see Installation and configuration overview for Splunk Add-on for Linux.

See Questions related to Splunk Add-on for Linux on Splunk Answers.

Source types for the Splunk Add-on for Linux

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released


Hi Gman
Thanks for your comments.
I’ve confirmed with the developer. Collecting Linux Ubuntu 16.04 data should be supported by this add-on.
Can you please open up a support ticket for the issue you met? You may need to provide more info, e.g. the configuration of your environment, the data you want to monitor.

Rwang splunk, Splunker
May 14, 2017

This does not seem to pick up/monitor linux performance metrics for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Gman d3v
May 14, 2017

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