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Overview of the Splunk App for Content Packs

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Overview of the Splunk App for Content Packs

Splunk Content Packs provide out-of-the-box content that you can use to quickly set up your Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) or IT Essentials Work (ITE Work) environment. This content can include preconfigured KPI base searches, service templates, saved glass tables, and other objects for use within ITSI or ITE Work.

The Splunk App for Content Packs allows you to access content packs, preview their contents, and install them in your environment. Download the Splunk App for Content Packs on Splunkbase. The Splunk App for Content Packs is compatible with ITSI and ITE Work versions 4.9.0 and higher. As new content packs become available or existing content packs are updated, you can download the most recent version of the Splunk App for Content Packs to get this new content. When you install an updated version of a content pack, you can see which objects are new to the content pack.

Once you've installed the Splunk App for Content Packs you can go to Configuration > Data Integrations > Add structure to your data to see the available content packs.

Once installed, the objects within a content pack are configurable. If you want to change a search's frequency, adjust latency, or change calculation methods, you can edit the objects directly.

Most content packs process data collected through the use of Splunk add-ons. Add-ons collect host, network, and other data from computers that you install them on and map that data to a data model. Add-ons power the data underlying the metrics for each content pack. For more information, see About Splunk add-ons in the Splunk Add-ons manual.

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Compatibility with ITSI and ITE Work

Splunk App for Content Packs version ITSI version ITE Work version
1.3.0 4.9.2 and higher 4.9.2 and higher
1.2.0 4.9.2 and higher 4.9.2 and higher
1.1.0 4.9 4.9
1.0.0 4.9 4.9

Install the Splunk App for Content Packs

To access the content packs on the Data Integrations page of ITSI or ITE Work, you have to install the Splunk App for Content Packs. You can install the Splunk App for Content Packs on your Splunk Cloud Platform or on-premises environment. See Install the App for Content Packs for steps to install the App for Content Packs.

Available content packs

These content packs are available.

Content pack Description Index type Supported Apps Required Add-ons and prerequisites
Content Pack for Amazon Web Services Dashboards and Reports Provides the elements necessary to monitor the health and availability of your AWS environment. This content pack is automatically installed when you install the Splunk App for Content Packs, so it doesn't have a chiclet on the Data Integrations page. Events ITSI and ITE Work Splunk Add-on for AWS
Content Pack for Example Glass Tables Provides a starting point for monitoring various use cases on the glass table canvas. None

(Uses static example data)

ITSI n/a
Content Pack for ITE Work Alert Routing Extends the default ITE Work alert functionality by allowing you to take an external action when an alert is triggered, such as sending an email. Events ITE Work
Content Pack for ITSI Monitoring and Alerting Provides a prescriptive blueprint for enterprise-wide alerting across all your ITSI services. Events and Metrics
(Most of the searches are based on events index)
ITSI
  • (Optional) Lookup File Editor app. The Content Pack for ITSI Monitoring and Alerting uses several new lookup files. The files enrich notable events with the information necessary to group related events, drive alert actions, and engage the correct stakeholders.
  • (Optional) Punchcard Visualization app. Several dashboards within the content pack depend on the punchcard visualization to better visualize concentrations of data over hours of the day or days of the week. If you plan to use the dashboards within this content pack, install this visualization.
  • (Optional) Conf Editor app. This app creates normalized alert fields for alert sources when implementing universal alerting.
Content Pack for Microsoft 365 Provides the elements necessary to monitor the health and availability of your Microsoft 365 environment. Events ITSI and ITE Work Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Office 365
Content Pack for Microsoft Exchange Provides the elements necessary to monitor the health and availability of your Exchange environment. Events ITSI and ITE Work Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Exchange
Content Pack for Monitoring Citrix Provides a quick way to build ITSI services to monitor your Citrix virtual apps and desktop infrastructure. Events and Metrics ITSI
Content Pack for Monitoring Microsoft Windows Provides the elements needed for monitoring your OS-level health related to Windows servers. Events ITSI Splunk Add-on for Windows
Content Pack for Monitoring Phantom as a Service Provides knowledge objects to monitor the health of your Phantom server environment. Events ITSI
Content Pack for Monitoring Pivotal Cloud Foundry Provides the elements necessary for monitoring your Pivotal Cloud Foundry deployment. Events and Metrics ITSI Splunk Firehose Nozzle for PCF
Content Pack for Monitoring Splunk as a Service Provides OS and application-level monitoring of your Splunk Enterprise environment. Events ITSI n/a
Content Pack for Monitoring Unix and Linux Provides the elements needed to monitor your OS-level health related to Linux and certain types of Unix servers. Events and Metrics ITSI Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux
Content Pack for NetApp Data ONTAP Dashboards and Reports Provides the elements necessary to monitor the health and availability of your NetApp environment. This content pack is automatically installed when you install the Splunk App for Content Packs, so it doesn't have a chiclet on the Data Integrations page. Events ITSI and ITE Work
Content Pack for ServiceNow Provides the elements needed to monitor or you ServiceNow instances. Events ITSI and ITE Work Splunk Add-on for ServiceNow
Content Pack for Shared IT Infrastructure Components Supports approaches for mapping service dependencies within ITSI. Events
(Uses _internal index)
ITSI n/a
Content Pack for Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring Metrics ITSI and ITE Work Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring Add-on
Content Pack for Splunk Synthetic Monitoring Splunk Synthetic Monitoring Add-on No direct search of indexes ITSI and ITE Work
Content Pack for Third-Party APM Provides the elements necessary to monitor the health of applications that use third-party APM tools (AppDynamics, DynaTrace, and New Relic). Events ITSI and ITE Work
Content Pack for Unix Dashboards and Reports Provides reports, alerts, and dashboards for Linux and Unix management. This content pack is automatically installed when you install the Splunk App for Content Packs, so it doesn't have a chiclet on the Data Integrations page. Events ITSI and ITE Work Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux
Content Pack for VMware Dashboards and Reports Provides the elements necessary to monitor the health and availability of your virtual environments. This content pack is automatically installed when you install the Splunk App for Content Packs, so it doesn't have a chiclet on the Data Integrations page. Events and Metrics ITSI and ITE Work Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics
Content Pack for VMware Monitoring Provides the elements necessary to monitor the performance of the main components in a VMware vSphere environment. Metrics ITSI Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics
Content Pack for Windows Dashboards and Reports Provides deep visibility into the health and performance of your Microsoft Windows Server and Active Directory environments. Events ITSI and ITE Work

Content packs in ITE Work

The Splunk App for Content Packs installs supported content packs in your ITE Work environment. You can only install entity-type objects in ITE Work. In addition to the content packs shown on the Data Integrations page under Add structure to your data, there are content packs that are automatically installed when you install the Splunk App for Content Packs. See Available content packs in this topic for a list of content packs available in ITE Work.

If you upgrade from ITE Work to ITSI, objects in your environment persist after the upgrade.

Last modified on 27 January, 2022
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for Content Packs: 1.3.0


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