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Entity Integrations Manual

Unix and Linux integration requirements in ITSI for collectd

These are the requirements and compatible software for *nix integrations for (ITSI) entity integrations for collectd. For information about data you can collect with this integration, see *nix data you can collect with ITSI.

If you want to collect data from a system running SELinux, see Collect data in ITSI with SELinux.

*nix integration operating system support

*nix integrations support only 64-bit operating systems.

You can collect metrics and log data from the following operating systems and versions:

Operating system Version
Red Had Enterprise Linux 6, 7, 8
CentOS 6, 7, 8
Debian 7, 8, 9, 10
Ubuntu 14, 16, 18, 20
Fedora 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32
Solaris 10, 11 (x86_64 only)
SUSE Enterprise 15
openSUSE 15

collectd support for *nix hosts

ITSI uses collectd to collect metrics data from *nix hosts. Collectd is an open source daemon that collects system and application performance metrics. For information about how ITSI uses collectd for each operating system, see collectd package sources, install commands, and locations for ITSI entity integrations.

ITSI entity integrations are compatible with these versions of collectd:

  • 5.7.x
  • 5.8.x
  • 5.9.x
  • 5.10.x
  • 5.11.x

Required *nix dependencies

You need these dependencies on each *nix host you want to collect data from:

Host type Dependency
Every host


  • Debian
  • Ubuntu
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • CentOS
  • Fedora
  • SUSE
  • openSUSE

Docker (no orchestration) data collection requirements

You can monitor Docker containers on a Linux system you didn't deploy with an orchestration tool like Kubernetes or OpenShift. You can't monitor Docker containers on a Unix system.

These are the Docker requirements:

  • Docker version 1.18 or later
  • Docker API version 1.20 or later
  • libyajl2
Last modified on 28 April, 2023
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® IT Service Intelligence: 4.11.0, 4.11.1, 4.11.2, 4.11.3, 4.11.4, 4.11.5, 4.11.6, 4.12.0 Cloud only, 4.12.1 Cloud only, 4.12.2 Cloud only, 4.13.0, 4.13.1, 4.13.2, 4.13.3, 4.14.0 Cloud only, 4.14.1 Cloud only, 4.14.2 Cloud only, 4.15.0, 4.15.1, 4.15.2, 4.15.3, 4.16.0 Cloud only, 4.17.0, 4.17.1, 4.18.0, 4.18.1, 4.19.0

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