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Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics

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Installation and configuration overview for the Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics

Deploy the Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics on-prem

The following image outlines a full installation of the Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics on a distributed deployment for the on-prem users:

Diagram for cloud - On Prem.png

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The table below provides the required install locations for each VMware data collection component. You can forward data from a DCN either directly to an indexer or to an intermediary heavy forwarder.

Splunkbase name Component Search head Scheduler (DCS) Indexer Data Collection Node (DCN) Dedicated ESXi log forwarder Dedicated vCenter log forwarder Operation performed by the package
Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics
  • Splunk_TA_vmware_inframon
  • SA-Hydra-inframon
x x*
  • Runs a Python-based API data collection engine and performs field extractions for VMware data. (*) If you use the OVA to deploy a DCN, the DCN already has this component.
  • Schedules data collection jobs from the scheduler, and runs worker processes on a DCN which are used to collect the VMware Data. (*) If you use the OVA to deploy a DCN, the DCN already has this component.
Splunk Add-on for VMware ESXi logs Splunk_TA_esxilogs x x* x** x Handles log data collection from ESXi hosts.

(*) If you send syslog data directly to the indexer. (**) If you send Syslog data directly to the Data Collection Node (DCN).

Splunk Add-on for vCenter logs Splunk_TA_vcenter x x* x** x Handles log data collection of vCenter logs.

(*) If you send syslog data directly to the indexer. (**) If you send Syslog data directly to the Data Collection Node (DCN).

Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics Indexes SA-VMWIndex-inframon x Creates indexes that store VMware data.

Deploy the Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics on Cloud

The following image outlines a full installation of the Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics on a distributed deployment for the cloud users.

Diagram for cloud - Cloud.png

The table below provides the required install locations for each VMware data collection component. You can forward data from a DCN either directly to an indexer or to an intermediary heavy forwarder.

Splunkbase name Component Search head Scheduler (DCS) Indexer Data Collection Node (DCN) Dedicated ESXi log forwarder Dedicated vCenter log forwarder Operation performed by the package
Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics
  • Splunk_TA_vmware_inframon
  • SA-Hydra-inframon
x x
  • Runs a Python-based API data collection engine and performs field extractions for VMware data.
  • Schedules data collection jobs from the scheduler, and runs worker processes on a DCN which are used to collect the VMware Data.
Splunk Add-on for VMware ESXi logs Splunk_TA_esxilogs x x x Handles log data collection from ESXi hosts.
Splunk Add-on for vCenter logs Splunk_TA_vcenter x x x Handles log data collection of vCenter logs.
Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics Indexes SA-VMWIndex-inframon x Creates indexes that store VMware data.
Last modified on 18 June, 2021
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