Splunk® Supported Add-ons

Splunk Add-on for Oracle Database

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Install the Splunk Add-on for Oracle Database

  1. 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.
  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 tables below.
  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 at the bottom of this page for links to installation instructions specific to a single-instance deployment, distributed deployment, Splunk Cloud, or Splunk Light.

Distributed deployments

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 Oracle knowledge management is required.
Indexers Yes Conditional Required if you are monitoring files locally on Oracle servers with universal forwarders.
Heavy Forwarders Yes See comments In order to collect inventory and performance events, you must use heavy forwarders with Splunk DB Connect installed.

For the monitor inputs, you can use universal forwarders installed directly on the machines running the Oracle servers.
Universal Forwarders Yes See comments Supported for monitor inputs only. Forwarders need to be installed directly on the Oracle servers 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
Search Head Clusters Yes Before installing this add-on to a cluster, make the following changes to the add-on package:
1. Remove the eventgen.conf file and all files in the samples folder.
2. Remove the database.conf file.
Indexer Clusters Yes Before installing this add-on to a cluster, make the following changes to the add-on package:
1. Remove the eventgen.conf file and all files in the samples folder.
2. Remove the database.conf file.
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.

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:

Last modified on 18 June, 2018
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