Splunk® Connect for Kafka

Install and Use Splunk Connect for Kafka

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Release Notes for Splunk Connect for Kafka

About this release

Version 1.1.1 of Splunk Connect for Kafka is compatible with the following software and platforms:

Splunk platform versions 6.5 and later
Platforms Platform independent
Vendor products Kafka Connect

New features

Version 1.1.1 of Splunk Connect for Kafka contains the following new features:

  • HTTP Event Collector (HEC) backoff threshold is now configureable, previously pinned to 60 seconds for HEC servers to become available after failure.
  • Event batches now have a UUID and retry counts for batches now display as a warning.
  • Added kafka_connect_host metadata. When using splunk.hec.track.data, the Kafka Connect server hostname will be indexed by the Splunk software.
  • Fixed issue when using Kafka Header functionality setting splunk.header.custom, where a comma separated list could not contain a space preceding a comma.
  • Update to 3rd party packages bundled with project.

Fixed issues

Version 1.1.1 of Splunk Connect for Kafka contains the following fixed issues.

Date resolved Issue number Description
2019-05-03 INGEST-6610 General Improvements to Kafka Connector - adding kafka_connect_host metadata field
2019-05-03 INGEST-9177 Add WARNING logging each time a batch of events is resent due to no ACK being received
2019-05-03 INGEST-10187 Fixed issue with splunk.header.custom not accepted lists with "a, b" would only accept "a,b"

Known issues

Version 1.1.1 of Splunk Connect for Kafka contains no known issues.

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