Splunk® App for Microsoft Exchange (EOL)

Deploy and Use the Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange

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On October 22 2021, the Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange will reach its end of life. After this date, Splunk will no longer maintain or develop this product. The functionality in this app is migrating to a content pack in Data Integrations. Learn about the Content Pack for Microsoft Exchange.
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About the Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange


The Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange gives you deep visibility into the health and performance of your Microsoft Exchange environment, from Edge and Hub Transport servers to the Client Access servers and the Mailbox Store itself.

It includes components that let you monitor system availability and client activity. It helps you immediately answer the eternal question facing every Exchange admin: "what happened to my email?".

New for this version, it also includes modules which allow you to monitor other aspects of your Windows network, including:

  • Microsoft Windows Server (through the separately available Splunk Add-on for Windows)
  • Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory (through the included Splunk Add-on for Active Directory suite)

Use the Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange to:

  • Identify infrastructure problems, such as non-running services and load issues
  • Monitor the performance of all servers throughout your Exchange environment
  • Track messages throughout your messaging environment
  • Monitor client usage, including mobility usage via ActiveSync or Outlook Anywhere
  • Monitor security events, such as virus outbreaks and anomalous logons
  • Track administrative changes to the environment
  • Analyze long-term mail operations trends
  • Plan for capacity expansion
  • Monitor your organization's outbound email sender reputation

Important: Read and understand the Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange platform and hardware requirements before downloading and attempting to install the app. Also, learn what data the app collects.

How does it work?

Splunk universal forwarders gather logs and performance metrics from the following components of your Microsoft Exchange deployment:

  • Edge Transport
  • Hub Transport
  • Client Access Server (CAS)
  • Mailbox Server
  • Windows Server (via the Splunk Add-on for Windows)
  • Active Directory

and send them to a central Splunk instance that runs Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange. The app provides reports and dashboards that allow you to review the status of your Exchange mail services.

How do I get it?

The Splunk for Microsoft Exchange app is available as a paid download from Splunk Apps.

How do I install it?

The Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange has a revamped installation procedure. See "How to deploy the Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange" to read about it.

Does the app require its own license?

Yes. You must have a license for the app in addition to having a license for Splunk Enterprise.

How do I upgrade from a previous version?

How you upgrade from previous versions depends on a number of factors. Read "How to upgrade the Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange" to learn about the various upgrade scenarios for the app.

For information on what's new and what's been fixed from the previous version, as well as any known issues in this version, review the release notes.

Last modified on 17 December, 2014
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for Microsoft Exchange (EOL): 3.1.1

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