What's new in Splunk App for Infrastructure
These release notes apply to the Splunk App for Infrastructure (SAI) version 2.0.0.
For compatibility information, see System Requirements for Splunk App for Infrastructure.
|New feature or enhancement||Description|
|Python 3 migration with SAI||SAI is compatible with both Python 2.7 and Python 3.7 runtimes. Consider the following information when migrating your Splunk instance to Python 3:
|VMware data collection||Integrate with VMware to monitor vCenter Servers. Collect metrics, task, inventory, event, and log data for vCenter Servers, ESXi clusters, ESXi hosts, and virtual machines. Collect VMware data with Data Collection Nodes. Manage Data Collection Nodes with Data Collection Schedulers. VMware data collection requires an ITSI license.
|Linux process monitoring||When you configure data collection from a Linux system, you can monitor metrics for processes running on the system with the |
|Windows process monitoring||When you configure data collection from a Windows system, you can monitor metrics for processes running on the system with the |
|Entity type for *nix systems||The |
|Slack webhooks for alert notifications||Configure a Slack webhook you can send alert notifications to when an SAI alert meets or exceeds a certain alert threshold.
|Custom webhooks for alert notifications||Configure a custom webhook you can send alert notifications to when an SAI alert meets or exceeds a certain alert threshold.
|Linux OS data collection support||Linux data collection supports libcurl4. Configure Linux data collection for these Linux operating systems:
For more information about Linux OS data collection requirements, see Operating system support for data collection.
When you run the easy install script, the script automatically determines which version of libcurl to use. For more information about manually configuring data collection for these operating systems, see Manually configure metrics collection on a *nix host for Splunk App for Infrastructure.
|Alerting||Alerts run as the |
|Product telemetry||SAI collects additional metadata with the |
What's new in the docs
|How the easy install script works in Splunk App for Infrastructure||Example plug-ins for collectd to collect Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X metrics.|
|System requirements for Splunk App for Infrastructure||Requirements for configuring integrations to collect VMware data, including vCenters and Data Collection Nodes (DCNs), and support for Linux operating systems for data collection.|
|Collect VMware vCenter Server metrics with Splunk App for Infrastructure||Steps to configure integrations for VMware data collection, including vCenters and DCNs.|
|Manually configure metrics collection on a *nix host for Splunk App for Infrastructure||Updated steps to configure the |
|Manually configure metrics and log collection for a Windows host for Splunk App for Infrastructure||The |
|Create and modify alerts in Splunk App for Infrastructure||Added sections for configuring default Slack and custom webhooks to receive alert notifications when an alert meets or exceeds a certain threshold.|
|Configure the HTTP Event Collector to collect metrics data||Requirements and steps for configuring an HEC token to receive collectd and fluentd metrics data.|
|VMware data collection planning and requirements||Requirements and recommendations for configuring VMware data collection.|
|Upgrade VMware data collection components||Information about upgrading VMware data collection components from the Splunk Add-on for VMware version 3.4.x.|
|Install VMware data collection add-ons and dependencies||Steps to install VMware data collection components on search heads and indexers.|
|Deploy a Data Collection Node||Steps to deploy and configure a Data Collection Node (DCN). You can deploy a DCN as an OVA in a VMware vCenter Server or configure a heavy forwarder to perform as a DCN.|
|Deploy a Data Collection Scheduler||Steps to deploy and configure a Data Collection Scheduler (DCS). You can deploy a DCS in a single instance Splunk deployment or as a dedicated Splunk Enterprise instance in a distributed Splunk deployment.|
|Collect VMware vCenter Server metrics with Splunk App for Infrastructure||Steps to integrate VMware vCenter Servers and DCNs in SAI. Integrate vCenter Servers and DCNs on a DCS. When you integrate a vCenter Server, you start collecting metrics, task, inventory, and event data.|
|Collect VMware vCenter Server and ESXi host log data with Splunk App for Infrastructure||Steps to collect VMware vCenter Server and ESXi host log data.|
|Install the Splunk App for Infrastructure in a Splunk Cloud deployment||Information about setting up VMware data collection in a Splunk Cloud deployment.|
|Install the Splunk App for Infrastructure in a distributed deployment||Information about setting up VMware data collection in a distributed SAI deployment.|
|Install the Splunk App for Infrastructure in a single-instance deployment||Information about setting up VMware data collection in a single-instance SAI deployment.|
Fixed issues for Splunk App for Infrastructure
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for Infrastructure: 2.0.0