Install the Splunk Add-on for Oracle Database
- Get the Splunk Add-on for Oracle Database by downloading it from https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/1910 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 Splunk Enterprise.
|Splunk instance type||Supported||Required||Actions required/Comments|
|Search Heads||Yes||Yes||Install this add-on to all search heads where Oracle knowledge management is required.|
|Indexers||Yes||Conditional||Not required if you use heavy forwarders to monitor Oracle log files directly on Oracle machines. Required if you use universal or light forwarders for monitor inputs.|
|Heavy Forwarders||Yes||Yes||In order to collect inventory and performance events, you must use heavy forwarders with Splunk DB Connect installed. Forwarder needs to be installed directly on the Oracle server for file monitoring of local logs.|
|Universal Forwarders||Yes||No||Supported for monitor inputs only. Forwarder needs to be installed directly on the Oracle server for file monitoring of local logs.|
|Light Forwarders||Yes||No||Supported for monitor inputs only. Forwarder needs to be installed directly on the Oracle server for file monitoring of local logs.|
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|
|Deployment Server||Conditional||Supported for deploying the configured add-on to multiple forwarders for local data collection using file monitoring. Not supported for DB Connect inputs.|
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 Oracle Database
Upgrade the Splunk Add-on for Oracle Database
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released