Splunk® Data Stream Processor

Install and administer the Data Stream Processor

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Installation checklist for DSP

Install the Splunk Data Stream Processor (DSP) with assistance from Splunk Services. Use this checklist to install and administer the Data Stream Processor. Perform these tasks in the order listed.

Number Task Description Documentation
1 Review known issues Review the known issues reported in this DSP release. Known issues
2 Verify Infrastructure requirements Verify software and hardware requirements. Hardware and Software requirements
3 Review network encryption policies Review where the Data Stream Processor does and does not provide network encryption. Network Encryption Policy
4 Contact a Splunk Sales representative To inquire about the Data Stream Processor, contact your Splunk Sales representative.
5 Run the DSP installer and configure ports Download the tarball, extract it, run the installer, and configure the ports to enable communication between Gravity and the Data Stream Processor. Install the Data Stream Processor,
Port configuration requirements
6 Set environment variables Configure Environment Variables for your cluster. You must do this step if you want to set a default Splunk Enterprise instance to send data to, send data to an SSL-secured Splunk Enterprise instance, or use the DSP Health app to monitor your data pipelines. Environment variables
7 Add a license Add a DSP license. Add a DSP license
8 Set up user accounts and verify permissions Set up user accounts and verify associated roles and capabilities. Set up user accounts
9 Configure the SCloud tool SCloud is a command-line tool to make API calls in the Data Stream Processor. SCloud is automatically installed for you during the Installation process. Get Started with SCloud
10 (Optional) Set up external services for data ingestion. The Splunk Data Stream Processor supports data from supported third-parties, REST APIs, or Splunk Forwarders. Admins can assist users of their tenant by setting up connections or Forwarders for use in their data pipelines. Supported ingestion methods and data sources
11 Use the Data Stream Processor Create a test pipeline to confirm that DSP is receiving and sending data successfully. You can use the Splunk Firehose to Splunk Index template to do this quickly. Use the Data Stream Processor
12 (Optional) Install and configure the DSP Health application Use the DSP Health application to monitor the health of your data pipelines. Monitor your pipelines with the DSP Health App
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Hardware and Software Requirements

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Data Stream Processor: 1.0.0


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