Install the Splunk Add-on for OSSEC
- Get the Splunk Add-on for OSSEC by downloading it from https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/2808 or browsing to it using the app browser within Splunk Web.
- Use the tables in this topic to determine and perform any prerequisite steps before installing the Splunk Add-on for OSSEC.
- Use the tables in this topic to determine where and how to install this add-on in your deployment.
- 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 component type||Supported||Required||Actions required / Comments|
|Search Heads||Yes||Yes||Install this add-on to all search heads where OSSEC 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||Conditional||Not required if you use heavy forwarders to collect data. Required if you use universal forwarders to collect data.|
|Heavy Forwarders||Yes||No||This add-on supports forwarders of any type for data collection.|
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:
Upgrade the Splunk Add-on for OSSEC
Configure your OSSEC server to send data to the Splunk Add-on for OSSEC
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released