Installation checklist for DSP
To inquire about the Splunk Data Stream Processor (DSP), contact your Splunk Sales representative.
Use the following checklist to install DSP with assistance from Splunk support.
|1||Review the known issues.||Review the known issues reported in this DSP release.||Known issues for DSP|
|2||Verify the requirements.||Verify the DSP hardware and software requirements.||Hardware and Software Requirements|
|3||Review the network encryption policies.||Review where DSP does and does not provide network encryption.||Network Encryption Policy|
|4||Configure the required ports.||Configure the ports used for communication between Gravity and DSP.||Port configuration requirements|
|5||Perform any additional prerequisite configuration and setup.||Review the additional installation prerequisites and perform the steps as needed depending on your system configuration.||Additional installation considerations|
|6||Run the DSP installer.||Download the DSP tarball, extract the files and run the installer.||Install the Data Stream Processor|
|7||(Optional) Secure the DSP cluster.||By default, DSP uses self-signed certificates. You can configure your own SSL/TLS certificates for DSP||Secure the DSP cluster with SSL/TLS certificates|
|8||(Optional) Configure server certificate validation.||Configure the server certificate and hostname validation if your Splunk HEC endpoints are secured via HTTPS (SSL/TLS).||Configure the Data Stream Processor to send data to a self-signed Splunk instance|
|9||Change the administrator password.||Change the DSP administrator password.||Change the admin password|
|10||Add a license.||Add a DSP license.||Licensing for the Splunk Data Stream Processor|
|11||Set up user accounts and verify permissions.||Set up user accounts and verify associated permissions, roles, and capabilities.||Manage users and admins|
|12||Configure the SCloud tool.||SCloud is a command-line tool used to make API calls in DSP. SCloud is automatically installed for you during the installation process.||Get Started with SCloud|
|13||(Optional) Configure the DSP cluster.||You can change the default configuration of the DSP clusters as needed depending on your system configuration.||Cluster configuration options|
|14||(Optional) Set up external services for data ingestion.||DSP 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.||Getting started with Splunk DSP data connections|
|15||(Optional) Set up the data retention policies||All data received by Splunk DSP Firehose is stored in a Pulsar topic for 24 hours. The oldest data in the topic is deleted first. You can adjust the data retention policy as needed depending on your requirements.||Data retention policies|
|16||Test your DSP deployment.||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.||Create a pipeline using a template|
|17||(Optional) Install and configure the Splunk App for DSP.||Use the Splunk App for DSP to monitor the health of your data pipelines.||About the Splunk App for DSP|
What's in the installer directory?
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Data Stream Processor: 1.2.0, 1.2.1-patch02, 1.2.1, 1.2.2-patch02