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Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Cloud Services

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Configure a Storage Account in Microsoft Cloud Services

To gather data from Azure Storage Table, Azure Storage Blob, and Azure Virtual Machine Metrics, you need to create or configure a storage account in Microsoft Azure. To create a storage account, you need a Microsoft Azure account with global administrator account permissions.

Create and Manage Storage Account

See Create Azure storage accounts for the instructions to create and manage the storage account.

Configure the Storage Account to get data

  • The Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Cloud Services provides two methods for you to get Azure storage table and Azure virtual machine metrics data. You can use either an Access Key or Account Token (SAS: Shared access signature) with the following steps.
  • If you want to get Azure storage blob data, you can also use None Secret to get the data without inputting key or token.

Get storage account access key

  1. Log in to your Azure portal or Azure Government portal.
  2. Select the storage account you want to use.
  3. Copy either Key1 or Key2 of Access Key under Settings.

Get storage account token (SAS)

  1. Log in to your Azure portal or Azure Government portal.
  2. Select the storage account you want to use.
  3. Configure Shared access signature based on the data you want to collect, such as allowed services, allowed resource types and start and expiry date/time under Settings.
  4. Generate SAS and copy it to clipboard.

Get storage blob data without key or token

  1. Login to your Azure portal or Azure Government portal.
  2. Click All resources in the menu, then select the storage account that that you want to use.
  3. Click Overview and then select Blobs under Services.
  4. Select the container you want to configure and then click Access policy.
  5. Select Container for the Access type.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released


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