Splunk® Supported Add-ons

Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux

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Release notes for the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux

Version 8.3.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux was released on February 3, 2021.

Compatibility

Version 8.3.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux is compatible with the following software, CIM versions, and platforms:

Splunk platform versions 7.2.x, 7.3.x, 8.0.x, 8.1.x
CIM 4.18
Supported OS for data collection All supported Unix operating systems. See Unix operating systems.
Vendor products All supported Unix operating systems. See Unix operating systems.

See the Scripted input reference for the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux page in the Reference chapter of this manual to learn more about scripted inputs and their operating system compatibility.

The field alias functionality is compatible with the current version of this add-on. The current version of this add-on does not support older field alias configurations.

For more information about the field alias configuration change, refer to the Splunk Enterprise Release Notes.

New features

Version 8.3.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux has the following new features:

  • Support of CentOS 8, RHEL 8.3, Solaris 11.4, Ubuntu 20.10, FreeBSD 12.2, macOS 10.15
  • Common Information Model (CIM) version 4.18 compatibility
  • Enhanced CIM mappings and extractions for 'linux_secure' and 'aix_secure' sourcetypes
  • Enhanced CIM mappings and extractions for 'dhcpd' sourcetype
  • Mapped Endpoint.FileSystem data model to 'fs_notification' sourcetype
  • Mapped Performance.CPU data model to 'ps' sourcetype
  • Mapped Perfomance.Storage data model to 'nfsiostat' sourcetype
  • Mapped Endpoint.Ports data model to 'netstat' sourcetype
  • Removed DM mappings from 'top' and 'Unix:ListeningPorts' sourcetypes
  • Added the reason CIM field for the 'Authentication.Failed_Authentication' data model

Fixed issues

Version 8.3.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux has the following fixed issues:

Date resolved Issue number Description
2021-01-28 ADDON-31685 The 'top.sh' script that Splunk_TA_nix app uses does not correctly extract the fields of the 'top' linux command in FreeBSD

Known issues

Version 8.3.0 of the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux has the following known issues. If no issues appear here, no issues have yet been reported:


Date filed Issue number Description
2021-01-20 ADDON-33139 Input netstat.sh and openPorts.sh gives error in splunkd.log when add-on is installed on macOS v10.15.7
2020-06-18 ADDON-27321 nfsiostat.sh fails with ImportError: This package should not be accessible on Python 3
2020-04-24 ADDON-26293 Field values gets broke when values has space for 'lsof' and 'userswithloginprivs' source types
2020-04-24 ADDON-26292 Additional error of broken pipe is getting logged under splunkd.log along with correct data for cpu.sh on Solaris OS
2020-04-20 ADDON-26130 When there is no new data available to be ingested in audit.log, rlog.sh script throws error in splunkd.log
2020-04-20 ADDON-26131, ADDON-33138 Input protocol.sh gives error in splunkd.log when add-on is installed on macOS

Third-party software attributions

The Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux does not use third-party software or libraries.

Last modified on 22 February, 2021
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