Splunk® Supported Add-ons

Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Cloud Services

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Install the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Cloud Services

  1. Get the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Cloud Services by downloading it from Splunkbase or browsing to it using the app browser within Splunk Web.
  2. Determine where and how to install this add-on in your deployment, using the tables on this page.
  3. Perform any prerequisite steps before installing, if required and specified in the following tables.
  4. Complete your installation.

If you need step-by-step instructions on how to install an add-on in your specific deployment environment, see the installation walkthroughs section for links to installation instructions specific to a single-instance deployment, distributed deployment, Splunk Cloud, or Splunk Light.

Distributed deployment

Use the following tables 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 Install this add-on to all search heads where Microsoft Cloud Services knowledge management is required.

As a best practice, turn add-on visibility off on your search heads to prevent data duplication errors that can result from running inputs on your search heads instead of or in addition to your data collection node.

Indexers Yes No Not required, because the parsing operations occur on the heavy forwarders.
Heavy Forwarders Yes Yes This add-on only supports heavy forwarders for data collection.
Universal Forwarders No No This add-on supports only heavy forwarders for data collection because the modular inputs require Python and the Splunk REST handler.

Distributed deployment feature compatibility

This table describes the compatibility of this add-on with Splunk distributed deployment features.

Distributed deployment feature Supported Actions required / Comments
Search Head Clusters Yes Disable add-on visibility on search heads.

You can install this add-on on a search head cluster for all search-time functionality, but configure inputs on forwarders to avoid duplicate data collection.

Before you install this add-on to a cluster, make the following changes to the add-on package, remove the inputs.conf file.

Indexer Clusters Yes Before you install this add-on to a cluster, make the following changes to the add-on package, remove the inputs.conf file.
Deployment Server No Supported for deploying unconfigured add-on only. Using a deployment server to deploy the configured add-on to multiple forwarders acting as data collectors causes duplication of data.

Installation walkthroughs

The Splunk Add-Ons manual includes an Installing add-ons guide that helps you successfully install any Splunk-supported add-on to your Splunk platform.

For a walkthrough of the installation procedure, follow the link that matches your deployment scenario:

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


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