Splunk® Datasets Add-on

Install the Splunk Datasets Add-on

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Install the Splunk Datasets Add-on

You can install the Splunk Datasets Add-on with Splunk Web. You can install the add-on onto any Splunk Enterprise instance of version 6.5.0 or later.

If you use Splunk Cloud 6.5.0 or later, the Splunk Cloud Datasets Add-on is already installed and enabled. You do not need to follow the steps and advisories in this topic.

Install the Splunk Datasets Add-on in Splunk Web from a downloaded file

If you use a single Splunk Enterprise instance, you can download the Splunk Datasets Add-on package and install it with Splunk Web.

The file downloads with a .tar.gz extension. Do not attempt to run this file.

  1. Download the Splunk Datasets Add-on from Splunkbase.
  2. Save the file to an accessible location.
  3. Log into Splunk Enterprise on the host which you want to install the Splunk Datasets Add-on.
  4. In the Home screen, select Apps > Manage Apps .
  5. Click Install App from file.
  6. Click the Choose File button and locate the installation package you just downloaded.
  7. Click Upload. Splunk installs the Splunk Datasets Add-on.

If you are using a single instance of Splunk, you do not need to restart Splunk to complete the installation. The Splunk Datasets Add-on will not appear as a separate App in the App menu.

You will know the Splunk Datasets Add-on is installed correctly when you see a Create New Table Dataset button in the upper right corner of the Datasets listing page.

Install the Splunk Datasets Add-on in a distributed deployment

Use this table to determine where to install the Splunk Datasets Add-on in a Splunk Enterprise distributed deployment.

Splunk instance type Supported Comments
Search Heads Yes Install this add-on on the search head.
Indexers No The add-on does not contain indexes or index-time transformations.
Forwarders No The add-on does not contain inputs for forwarder data collection.

Distributed deployment compatibility

Use this table to check the compatibility of the Splunk Datasets Add-on with Splunk Enterprise distributed deployment features.

Distributed deployment feature Supported Comments
Search Head Clusters Yes Use the search head cluster deployer to distribute the add-on across search head cluster members. See Use the deployer to distribute apps and configuration updates in the Splunk Enterprise Distributed Search manual.
Indexer Clusters No The add-on does not contain indexes or index-time transformations.
Deployment Server No The add-on does not contain inputs for forwarder data collection.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Datasets Add-on: 1.0


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