Splunk® Supporting Add-on for NetApp

Deploy and use the Splunk Supporting Add-on for NetApp

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On January 20, 2023, the Splunk Supporting Add-on for NetApp will reach its end of life and Splunk will no longer maintain or develop this product.
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About the Splunk Supporting Add-on for NetApp

Use the Splunk Supporting Add-on for NetApp with the Splunk Add-on for NetApp Data ONTAP to get real-time and historical visibility into the performance and configuration of your NetApp storage infrastructure. Use this supporting supporting add-on with the Splunk Add-on for NetApp Data ONTAP to collect NetApp API data from one or more NetApp FAS controllers.

The supporting add-on uses the capabilities of a scheduler and the domain-specific data collection nodes (DCNs) to process the data from your storage layer and map it to the app. The Splunk Add-on for NetApp Data ONTAP uses splunkd to index and process your data and the SplunkWeb application server to enable you to search and navigate your data using the dashboards in the Splunk Supporting Add-on for NetAPP.

The supporting add-on package contains simple XML dashboards to monitor NetApp storage infrastructure. See Dashboard reference for the Splunk Supporting Add-on for NetApp.

The Splunk Supporting Add-on for NetApp and the Splunk App for NetApp Data ONTAP contain identical knowledge objects that cause a conflict when installed on the same search head. To avoid conflict, do not install both apps on the same search head.

Download the Splunk Supporting Add-on for NetApp

  1. Download the Splunk Supporting Add-on for NetApp package from Splunkbase [LINK HERE] and accept the license agreement.
  2. Locate the downloaded package called splunk_supporting_add_on_for_netapp-<version>-.tgz and confirm it contains a component called SA_ITSI_Netapp.

Platform and hardware requirements for Splunk Supporting Add-on for NetApp

The Splunk Supporting Add-on for NetApp works on Splunk platform instances deployed in a *nix and Windows environment.

Supported Browsers

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 and above
  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome

Compatibility Matrix

Compatible Splunk platform version Compatible Splunk Supporting Add-on for NetApp version Compatible Splunk Add-on for NetApp ONTAP version
7.2.x, 7.3.x, 8.0.x and 8.1 1.0.0 3.0.1

Types of data collected

Data source Data type Description
API Inventory data This data is collected from the Net App filers in 7-mode and Cluster mode and contains information about specific object instances. These objects are volume, disk, LUN, aggregate, vFiler, QTree, and Quota.
API Performance data Performance data is collected from the following NetApp filer objects in 7-mode and Cluster mode: volume, disk, LUN, aggregate, vFiler, QTree, and Quota. Performance counters collect data for performance objects.
API Options data The app collects 7-mode options data and Cluster cifs-options data.
API EMS data The app collects details of critical activities from the NetApp filer Event Management System (EMS).
syslog NetApp filer logs These are log files generated by the NetApp filer in 7-mode and cluster mode. This data is collected by configuring the NetApp filers to send the logs to a syslog server (over the network).
Last modified on 13 January, 2021
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supporting Add-on for NetApp: 1.0.0


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