Splunk® Supported Add-ons

Splunk Add-on for Linux

Troubleshoot the Splunk Add-on for Linux

General troubleshooting

For troubleshooting tips that you can apply to all add-ons, see Troubleshoot add-ons in Splunk Add-ons. For additional resources, see Support and resource links for add-ons in Splunk Add-ons.

Cannot launch add-on

This add-on does not have views and is not intended to be visible in Splunk Web. If you are trying to launch or load views for this add-on and you are experiencing results you do not expect, turn off visibility for the add-on.

For more details about add-on visibility and instructions for turning visibility off, see Check if the add-on is intended to be visible or not in the Splunk Add-ons Troubleshooting topic.

Validate data collection

Validate the data inputs to make sure that you are ingesting the data you expect.

  • HEC:

    sourcetype=linux:collectd:http:json index=<collectd-source-index>

  • HEC with metrics data:

    mstats count(_value) where metric_name=* AND index=<metrics index name> by metric_name

  • TCP:

    sourcetype=linux:collectd:graphite index=<collectd-source-index>

  • AuditD:

    sourcetype=linux:audit index=<auditd-source-index>

The default search uses index="main".

Audit data not collected

Create a new TCP data input configuration and make sure the source type is set to to linux:audit.

If you are collecting audit data in a syslog source type using TCP, then you must assign the correct source type.

  1. Add the following stanza to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_Linux/local:
    TRANSFORMS-linux_syslog = linux_syslog_audit
  2. Add the following stanza to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/Splunk_TA_Linux/local/props.conf:
    DEST_KEY = MetaData:Sourcetype
    REGEX = type=\S+\s+msg=audit
    FORMAT = sourcetype::linux:audit
  3. Restart Splunk.
Last modified on 25 July, 2022
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