Splunk® Supported Add-ons

Splunk Add-on for Tomcat

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Install the Splunk Add-on for Tomcat

Installation instructions

See Installing add-ons in Splunk Add-Ons for detailed instructions describing how to install a Splunk add-on in the following deployment scenarios:

Distributed deployments

Use the tables below to determine where and how to install this add-on in a distributed deployment of Splunk Enterprise.

Where to install this add-on

This table provides a quick reference for installing this add-on to a distributed deployment of Splunk Enterprise.

Splunk instance type Supported Required Comments
Search Heads Yes Yes Install this add-on to all search heads where Tomcat knowledge management is required.
Indexers Yes Conditional Not required if you use heavy forwarders to monitor Tomcat log files directly on Tomcat machines. Required if you use universal or light forwarders for monitor inputs.
Heavy Forwarders Yes Yes This add-on requires heavy forwarders to perform data collection using JMX and modular inputs. Forwarder needs to be installed directly on the Tomcat server for file monitoring of local logs.
Universal Forwarders Yes No Supported for monitor inputs only. Forwarder needs to be installed directly on the Tomcat server for file monitoring of local logs. You must also install this add-on on your indexers if you use a universal forwarder rather than a heavy forwarder to monitor local Tomcat log files.
Light Forwarders Yes No Supported for monitor inputs only. Forwarder needs to be installed directly on the Tomcat server for file monitoring of local logs. You must also install this add-on on your indexers if you use a light forwarder rather than a heavy forwarder to monitor Tomcat log files.

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 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.
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 inputs.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 inputs.conf file.
Deployment Server No Supported for deploying unconfigured add-on only.
  • Using a deployment server to deploy the configured add-on to multiple forwarders acting as data collectors causes duplication of data.
  • The add-on uses the credential vault to secure your credentials, and this credential management solution is incompatible with the deployment server.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released


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