Splunk® Connect for Kafka

Install and Administer 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.

Last modified on 30 March, 2020
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Connect for Kafka: 1.1.1

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