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:
- Splunk Add-on for Amazon Web Services version 4.5. If you want to collect data from AWS CloudWatch, use the Splunk Add-on for Amazon Web Services.
- Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Windows version 5.0.1 and higher. If you are upgrading from an earlier version of SAI, update props for the Splunk Add-on for Infrastructure in
props.confon every indexer and Windows Performance Monitor (perfmon) stanzas in
inputs.confon every universal forwarder sending data from a Windows system. For more information, see Upgrade to a new version of Splunk App for Infrastructure that's monitoring Windows systems.
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|
|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|
|Mac OS X||Mac OS X 10.11-10.14|
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:
For more information, see About using collectd.
SAI supports the following browsers.
|Internet Explorer||Version 11 (Does not support this browser in Compatibility Mode)|
*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|
|Mac OS X||
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:
- 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:
- 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
- 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:
- apt-get (Debian or Ubuntu)
- yum (CentOS, Redhat, or Fedora)
- zypper (SUSE or openSUSE)
- Internet access
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Deployment planning for the Splunk App for Infrastructure
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for Infrastructure: 1.4.0, 1.4.1