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Configure and deploy indexes

Splunk Enterprise Security implements custom indexes for event storage. The indexes are defined across the apps provided with Splunk Enterprise Security.

  • In a single instance deployment, the installation of Enterprise Security creates the indexes in the default path for data storage.
  • In a Splunk Cloud deployment, customers work with Splunk Support to set up, manage, and maintain their cloud index parameters. See Manage Splunk Cloud indexes in the Splunk Cloud User Manual.
  • In a distributed deployment, create the indexes on all Splunk platform indexers or search peers.

Index configuration

The indexes defined in Splunk Enterprise Security do not provide configuration settings to address:

  • Multiple storage paths
  • Accelerated data models
  • Data retention
  • Bucket sizing
  • Use of volume parameters.

For detailed examples of configuring indexes, see indexes.conf.example in the Splunk Enterprise Admin Manual.

Indexes by app

App context Index Description
DA-ESS-AccessProtection gia_summary Summary index used by the Geographically Improbable Access panel on the Access Anomalies dashboard.
DA-ESS-ThreatIntelligence ioc Unused in this release.
threat_activity Contains events that result from a threat list match.
SA-AuditAndDataProtection audit_summary Audit and Data Protection summary index.
SA-EndpointProtection endpoint_summary Endpoint protection summary index.
SA-NetworkProtection whois WHOIS data index.
SA-ThreatIntelligence notable Contains the notable events.
notable_summary Contains a stats summary of notable events used on select dashboards.
risk Contains the risk modifier events.
Splunk_SA_CIM cim_summary Unused in this release.
cim_modactions Contains the adaptive response action events.
Splunk_SA_ExtremeSearch xtreme_contexts Contains the contexts for Extreme search.
Splunk_TA_ueba ubaroute Does not contain event data. Used behind the scenes for routing to your UBA target.
ueba Contains UBA events.
SplunkEnterpriseSecuritySuite sequenced_events Contains sequenced event data, after the successful termination of a sequence template.

Add-ons can include custom indexes defined in an indexes.conf file.

Index deployment

Splunk Enterprise Security includes a tool to gather the indexes.conf and index-time props.conf and transforms.conf settings from all enabled apps and add-ons on the search head and assemble them into one add-on. For more details, see Deploy add-ons included with Splunk Enterprise Security in this manual.

Last modified on 03 March, 2020
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise Security: 5.2.0, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.3.0, 5.3.1

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