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Release notes for the Splunk Common Information Model Add-on

Version 4.19.0 of the Splunk Common Information Model Add-on was released on March 12, 2021.

New features

Version 4.19.x of the Splunk Common Information Model Add-on includes the following new features.

Enhancement Description
The Web data model is updated with Storage data set. New fields in the data model include storage_name, operation, and error_code. See Web.
The Alerts data model has a new field. The new field in the data model is user_name. See Alerts.
The Change data model has new fields. New fields in the data model include user_name and src_user_name. See Change.
The documentation is updated with additional normalizations. New fields and field definitions in support of Universal Alerting in ITSI. See ITSI Normalization.

Upgrade requirements

Splunk platform version Upgrade activity
8.0.x or later If you apply custom tags to data mapped to CIM data models and you use these tags in searches and search filters, add these tags to the whitelists for those models. See Set up the Splunk Common Information Model Add-on for details about the tags whitelist field.

Compatibility

Version 4.19.x of the Splunk Common Information Model Add-on requires Splunk platform version 8.0.x or later. Some workarounds, such as the datamodels spec workaround for tags_whitelist and poll_buckets, are no longer available in version 7.0.x and later. This might lead to btool check warnings at startup.

Fixed issues

This version of the Splunk Common Information Model Add-on fixes the following issues.


Date resolved Issue number Description
2021-02-10 CIM-978 CIM Setup: "An error occurred fetching assets"

Known issues

This version of the Splunk Common Information Model Add-on has the following reported known issues. If this section is empty, this release has no reported known issues.


Deprecated or removed features

As of version 4.19.0:

  • N/A

As of version 4.18.0:

  • The body field is deprecated in favor of the description field in the Alerts data model and will be removed in a future version.
  • The subject field is deprecated in favor of the signature field in the Alerts data model and will be removed in a future version.

As of version 4.15.0:

  • The Predictive Analytics dashboard is removed in favor of Machine Learning Toolkit functionality.

As of version 4.14.0:

  • The Predictive Analytics dashboard is deprecated in favor of Machine Learning Toolkit functionality and will be removed in a future version.

As of version 4.13.0:

  • N/A

As of version 4.12.0:

  • The modaction_invocations_rest_handler.py (alerts/modaction_invocations) is deprecated and will be removed in a future version.
  • The following previously deprecated configurations are removed.
    • `search_activity` macro
    • `search_typer` macro
  • Deprecated data models: Application State and Change Analysis

As of version 4.11.0:

  • The index definition cim_summary is removed.
  • Several configurations are deprecated and will be removed in a future release.
    • datamodel_for_audittrail transform
    • savedsearch_name_for_audittrail transform
    • user_for_audittrail transform

Third-party software attributions

The Splunk Common Information Model Add-on does not incorporate any third-party software or libraries.

Last modified on 30 April, 2021
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