Release notes for the Splunk Add-on for VMware vCenter Logs
Version 4.2.1 of the Splunk Add-on for VMware vCenter Logs was released on June 28, 2021. This is the first release of Splunk Add-on for VMware vCenter Logs.
The package included in Splunk Add-on for VMware vCenter logs (Splunk_TA_vcenter) was previously part of Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics in v4.2.0 or previous and Splunk Add-on for VMware in v4.0.2 or previous. This package is being released as an individual Splunkbase add-on to add support for self-service installation for the Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics or the Splunk Add-on for VMware in cloud environments.
These features are available in the Splunk Add-on for VMware vCenter logs v4.2.1. For compatibility information, go to the Data collection planning and requirements.
|New feature or enhancement||Description|
|Ingestion and Parsing of VMware vCenter log data||The package contains the input stanzas to receive the data from the syslog, the monitoring input stanzas to monitor data from your vCenter environment, and the search-time and index-time extractions to parse and extract the fields from the vCenter logs.|
|Support for self-service installation in cloud environments||Customers of the Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics or Splunk Add-on for VMware on cloud environment can install this package by following the cloud installation steps.
This version of the Splunk Add-on for VMware vCenter Logs has the following reported fixed issues. If no issues appear below, no issues have yet been reported.
This version of the Splunk Add-on for VMware vCenter Logs has the following reported known issues and workarounds. If no issues appear below, no issues have yet been reported.
|Date filed||Issue number||Description|
|2021-08-05||VMW-6236||Incorrect value for Cluster performance metrics due to aggregation mechanism on vCenter side.|
|2020-09-30||VMW-5802||No data collection occurs when the DCN is configured with more than 8 worker processes on Splunk version 8.x.|
|2020-06-22||VMW-5473||After upgrade to Splunk add on for VMware Metrics 4.x vCenter/DCN configuration showing wrong "last connected time"|
|2020-06-01||VMW-5425||There's an invalid key error on Splunk version 7.x because Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics uses the Python 3 interpreter by default.|
|2019-10-15||VMW-5274||For inventory data, the changeset field value is null.|
|2019-08-22||VMW-5188||There can be irregular collection intervals and negative values for performance metrics.|
|2019-06-12||VMW-5127||There can be duplicate performance metrics data.|
|2019-06-06||VMW-5118||The Cluster performance value is incorrect for metrics due to the aggregation mechanism on the vCenter side.|
|2018-04-25||VMW-4848||DCN collection worker failures - vmodl.query.PropertyCollector:session exceptions.|
About the Splunk Add-on for vCenter Logs
Release History for the Splunk Add-on for vCenter Logs
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supported Add-ons: released