Splunk® App for Infrastructure

Release Notes for Splunk App for Infrastructure

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What's new in Splunk App for Infrastructure

These release notes apply to the Splunk App for Infrastructure (SAI) version 1.4.0.

For compatibility information, see System Requirements for Splunk App for Infrastructure.

New features

New feature or enhancement Description
Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Windows compatibility SAI and the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Windows are compatible. Collect Windows metrics using Perfmon inputs with the Splunk Add-on for Infrastructure while you collect Windows data with the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Windows. Modify or create new Perfmon inputs in inputs.conf to use the app with the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Windows.


For information about how the easy install script configures Perfmon inputs, see Windows metrics collection.

If you're upgrading from an earlier version and are already collecting Windows perfmon inputs, you need to make configuration changes to your existing deployment. For more information, see Upgrade to a new version of Splunk App for Infrastructure that's monitoring Windows systems in the Install and Upgrade Splunk App for Infrastructure guide.

Collect data from Kubernetes clusters Run the easy install script in Kubernetes clusters to monitor Kubernetes objects in SAI. View logs, metrics, and object metadata from your Kubernetes clusters. Use the Entity Overview workspace to view metrics for pods and nodes. Create events and metrics alerts in the Metrics Analysis workspace. For more information, see Configure Kubernetes data collection for Splunk App for Infrastructure.
Collect data from OpenShift clusters Run the easy install script in OpenShift clusters to monitor Kubernetes objects in SAI. View logs, metrics, and object metadata from your OpenShift clusters. Use the Entity Overview workspace to view metrics for pods and nodes. Create events and metrics alerts in the Metrics Analysis workspace. For more information, see Configure OpenShift data collection for Splunk App for Infrastructure.
Collect data from Docker containers Specify to collect data from Docker containers that you deployed without an orchestration tool like Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, or OpenShift when you run the easy install script on Linux or Mac OS X systems. For more information, see the data collection instructions for one of these operating systems:

To manually update systems you are already monitoring to start sending data from Docker containers, add the Docker plug-in to each system's collectd.conf file. To do this, see Manually configure metrics collection on a *nix host for Splunk App for Infrastructure.

Filter entities by status From the Investigate tab, you can filter entities by their Status. Filter entities you monitor by status to manage inactive entities. For more information, see Delete inactive entities.
View uptime metrics for *nix systems View the uptime for Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X systems you monitor in SAI. For systems you are already monitoring in SAI, you must add LoadPlugin uptime to each system's collectd.conf file. To add the plug-in to a system's collectd.conf file, see Manually configure metrics collection on a *nix host for Splunk App for Infrastructure.


To see the uptime of an entity, go to the Metrics Analysis workspace for the entity. For more information, see Using the Analysis Workspace in Splunk App for Infrastructure.

What's new in the docs

Topic Description
System requirements for Splunk App for Infrastructure Requirements for collecting data from Kubernetes clusters, OpenShift clusters, and Docker containers.
How the easy install script works in Splunk App for Infrastructure Information about how the easy install script works for Kubernetes, OpenShift, and Docker (no orchestration) data collection.
Configure Linux/Unix data collection for Splunk App for Infrastructure Steps to configure monitoring for Docker containers you deployed on Linux systems without an orchestration tool like Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, or OpenShift.
Configure Mac OS X data collection for Splunk App for Infrastructure Steps to configure monitoring for Docker containers you deployed on Mac OS X systems without an orchestration tool like Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, or OpenShift.
Configure Kubernetes data collection for Splunk App for Infrastructure Steps to set up the easy install script to start monitoring data from Kubernetes clusters in the Splunk App for Infrastructure.
Configure OpenShift data collection for Splunk App for Infrastructure Steps to set up the easy install script to start monitoring data from OpenShift clusters in the Splunk App for Infrastructure.
Stop data collection on Splunk App for Infrastructure Steps to manually stop collecting data from Kubernetes clusters and OpenShift clusters.
Delete inactive entities Steps to filter entities by status to delete inactive entities or entities from which you are no longer collecting data.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for Infrastructure: 1.4.0


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