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.
- Download the Splunk Datasets Add-on from Splunkbase .
- Save the file to an accessible location.
- Log into Splunk Enterprise on the host which you want to install the Splunk Datasets Add-on.
- In the Home screen, select Apps > Manage Apps .
- Click Install App from file.
- Click the Choose File button and locate the installation package you just downloaded.
- 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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Documentation for the Splunk Datasets Add-on
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Datasets Add-on: 1.0