Splunk® App for Infrastructure

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System requirements for Splunk App for Infrastructure

Review the following requirements before you deploy Splunk App for Infrastructure (SAI).

For deployment planning, see Deployment planning for Splunk App for Infrastructure.

Splunk platform version requirements

Except as modified by statements on this page, all Splunk Enterprise system requirements apply to SAI deployments. See System requirements for use of Splunk Enterprise on-premises.

SAI version 1.4.0 supports Splunk Enterprise 7.1.0-7.3.1 on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms, in single-instance and distributed environments. This version also supports also supports Splunk Cloud 7.1.0-7.3.1.

Splunk add-on support and requirements

The Splunk Add-on for Amazon Web Services version 4.5 is supported. Version 4.6 is not supported.

SAI requires these Splunk add-ons:

  • Splunk Add-on for Infrastructure version 1.4.0. SAI and the Splunk Add-on for Infrastructure are not backward compatible. You must run the same version of the app and add-on.

SAI is compatible with these add-ons:

Operating system support for installation

You can install SAI on Splunk Enterprise, Linux and Windows platforms. The following operating systems are supported. For information about operating system support for data collection, see Operating system support for data collection.

Operating System Supported version for installation
Linux/Unix
  • RHEL 6 2.6.32 and higher
  • RHEL 7 3.10.0 and higher
  • CentOS 6 and higher
  • Debian 8 and higher
  • Ubuntu 14 and higher
Windows
  • Windows Server 2012, Server2012 R2, and Server 2016, x86 (64-bit)
  • Windows 10, x86 (64-bit) and x86 (32-bit)
Mac OS X The Mac OS X platform is not currently supported for deployment, but is supported for data collection.

Operating system support for data collection

SAI supports data collection from the following operating systems. For information about operating system support for installation, see Operating system support for installation.

Operating system Supported version for data collection
Linux/Unix
  • RHEL 6
  • RHEL 7
  • CentOS 6, 7
  • Debian 7, 8, 9
  • Ubuntu 14, 16, 18.04
  • Fedora 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
  • Solaris 10, 11 (x86_64 only)
  • SUSE Enterprise 12, 15
  • openSUSE 42, 15.0
Windows
  • Windows Server 2012, Server2012 R2, Server 2016, x86 (64-bit)
  • Windows 10, x86 (64-bit), x86 (32-bit)
Mac OS X Mac OS X 10.11-10.14

Third-party requirements

If you are collecting metrics data from a *nix host, you must install collectd. Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is compatible with these versions of collectd:

  • 5.7.x
  • 5.8.x

For more information, see About using collectd.

Supported browsers

SAI supports the following browsers.

Browser Versions
Firefox Latest
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Does not support this browser in Compatibility Mode)
Safari Latest
Chrome Latest

*nix data collection requirements

You must have administrator privileges to run the easy install script. You can run the script only on compatible operating systems. For more information, see Operating system support for data collection.

For Mac OS X systems, the /usr/local/sbin directory must exist on the system, and you must log in as a user who can write to the directory.

For AWS Linux AMIs, agent-based data collection is not available. For AWS monitoring, see Configure AWS Data Collection in the Administer Splunk App for Infrastructure guide.

You must have these dependencies available:

Operating system type Required dependencies
Linux
  • wget
  • apt-get (Debian and Ubuntu)
  • yum (Redhat, CentOS, and Fedora)
  • zypper (SUSE and openSUSE))
  • Internet access
Mac OS X
  • curl
  • Homebrew
  • Internet access

For more information about how the data collection works, see How the easy install script works in Splunk App for Infrastructure in the Administer Splunk App for Infrastructure guide.

Windows data collection requirements

You must have admin privileges to run the easy install script.

The Windows system must have the following dependencies available:

  • powershell
  • Internet access

For more information about how the data collection works, see How the data collection script works in Splunk App for Infrastructure in the Administer Splunk App for Infrastructure guide.

Kubernetes data collection requirements

You must have permission to run kubectl commands on the system that's running a Kubernetes cluster. You also must have access to each Kubernetes cluster you monitor in SAI.

SAI requires Splunk Connect for Kubernetes version 1.2.0 to collect Kubernetes data.

You must run the script on a Linux or Mac OS X system, and it must have the following dependencies available:

  • kubectl
  • Helm
  • wget
  • Internet access

OpenShift data collection requirements

You must install Helm on a local system that's running the OpenShift cluster. Do not install Helm on the cluster.

SAI requires Splunk Connect for Kubernetes version 1.2.0 to collect OpenShift data.

To configure data collection, you must have these dependencies on the system you use to configure data collection:

  • OpenShift CLI tool
  • Helm
  • wget
  • Internet access

Docker (no orchestration) data collection requirements

You can monitor Docker containers on a Linux or Mac OS X system that you did not deploy with an orchestration tool like Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, or OpenShift.

These are the Docker requirements:

  • Docker version 1.18 and higher
  • Docker API version 1.20 and higher

You must have these dependencies:

  • libyajl2
  • apt-get (Debian or Ubuntu)
  • yum (CentOS, Redhat, or Fedora)
  • zypper (SUSE or openSUSE)
  • Internet access
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for Infrastructure: 1.4.0, 1.4.1


Comments

Hi there!

1. 7.1-7.3 is supported.
2. SAI 1.4 requires version 1.4 of the add-on.
3. The Splunk Add-on for Windows is now compatible with SAI.

The topic was updated to clarify these things. Thank you for the feedback!

Bashby splunk, Splunker
July 22, 2019

The release notes for SAI 1.4 indicate that the incompatibility with Splunk Add-on for Windows has been resolved, yet the warning is still present on this doc page. I didn't see anything in the Admin guide and the link above appears to be broken (doesn't exist in the latest version). I assume there is no longer a compatibility issue between these apps? Thanks!

Mab cu
July 21, 2019

Perhaps the version for the required Add-on for Infrastructure should be updated from 1.3 to 1.4. Or perhaps 1.3+?

Mab cu
July 21, 2019

The above page implies that Splunk Enterprise 7.3 is required. When downloading on Splunkbase it looks like 7.1-7.3 are supported. ??

Mab cu
July 21, 2019

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