Splunk® Supported Add-ons

Splunk Add-on for VMware

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Install the Splunk Add-on for VMware in a cloud environment

This table outlines a distributed deployment installation of the Splunk Add-on for VMware on a cloud environment.

To collect the data from your VMware environment you have to install the packages on your on-premises data collection node, scheduler, and log forwarder. Follow the steps in Install the Splunk Add-on for VMware in on-premises environment for the installation steps for data collection node, scheduler, and log forwarder components.

Splunkbase Add-on Component Search head Scheduler (DCS) Indexer Data Collection Node (DCN) Dedicated ESXi log forwarder Dedicated vCenter log forwarder
Splunk Add-on for VMware Splunk_TA_vmware


SA-Hydra

X X
Splunk Add-on for ESXi Logs Splunk_TA_esxilogs X X
Splunk Add-on for vCenter Logs Splunk_TA_vcenter X X
Splunk Add-on for VMware Indexes SA-VMWIndex X
Splunk Add-on for VMware Extractions TA-VMW-FieldExtractions X

Install the Splunk Add-on VMware and prerequisite add-ons on the cloud environment

The packages included in Splunk Add-on for VMware (SA-Hydra, Splunk_TA_vmware) aren't required in cloud environments (Indexer/Search Head). Follow these steps to install the prerequisite add-ons on the respective tier on the Splunk cloud environment.

  1. Log in to your search head.
  2. On the Splunk Web home page, click Find More Apps.
  3. Search for these add-ons and click Install.
    • Splunk Add-on for VMware ESXi Logs
    • Splunk Add-on for vCenter Logs
    • Splunk Add-on for VMware Indexes
    • Splunk Add-on for VMware Extractions
  4. Enter your Splunk.com login credentials, read and accept the terms and conditions, and click Login and Install.
  5. Go to Apps > Manage Apps to review the installed app on the Apps page.
Last modified on 21 July, 2021
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