Hardware and software requirements for the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft SQL Server
Splunk admin requirements
To install and configure the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft SQL Server, you must be member of the
Splunk DB Connect
This add-on requires Splunk DB Connect to collect data from data from trace logs, audit logs, and Dynamic Management Views. This add-on supports versions 2.x and 3.1 of DB Connect.
You can run Splunk DB Connect on a search head or a heavy forwarder and collect data remotely from your Microsoft SQL Server. See Prerequisites in Deploy and Use Splunk DB Connect for setup requirements.
Microsoft SQL Server setup requirements
To collect Microsoft SQL Server error log, agent log, and performance data, install a Windows Splunk universal forwarder directly on each machine running Microsoft SQL Server.
Splunk platform requirements
This add-on must be installed on Windows instance of the Splunk platform for local monitoring. The add-on is platform independent for index and search time functions, as well as for DB Connect inputs.
Because this add-on runs on the Splunk platform, all of the system requirements apply for the Splunk software that you use to run this add-on.
- For Splunk Enterprise system requirements: see System Requirements in the Splunk Enterprise Installation Manual.
- For Splunk Light system requirements: see System Requirements in the Splunk Light Installation Manual.
- If you are managing on-premises forwarders to get data into Splunk Cloud, see System Requirements in the Splunk Enterprise Installation Manual, which includes information about forwarders.
For information about installation locations and environments, see Install the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft SQL Server.
Release history for the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft SQL Server
Installation overview for the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft SQL Server
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released