Install the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft IIS
- Get the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft IIS by downloading it from https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/3185 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.
If you need step-by-step instructions on how to install an add-on in your specific deployment environment, see the installation walkthroughs section at the bottom of this page for links to installation instructions specific to a single-instance deployment, distributed deployment, Splunk Cloud, or Splunk Light.
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||Install this add-on to all search heads where Microsoft IIS knowledge management is required.|
|Indexers||Yes||Conditional||Not required if you use heavy forwarders to collect data. Required if you use universal forwarders to collect data.|
|Heavy Forwarders||Yes||See comments||This add-on supports forwarders of any type for data collection.
The forwarder needs to be installed directly on the Microsoft IIS server for directory monitoring. As an alternative, the Microsoft IIS log files can be copied or shared to the machine where the forwarder is installed.
|Universal Forwarders||Yes||See comments|
Distributed deployment feature compatibility
This table provides a quick reference for the compatibility of this add-on with Splunk distributed deployment features.
|Distributed deployment feature||Supported||Actions required / Comments|
|Search Head Clusters||Yes||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.|
|Deployment Server||Yes||Supported for deploying the configured add-on to multiple nodes.|
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:
Installation and configuration overview for the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft IIS
Configure inputs in the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft IIS
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released