Splunk® Business Flow (Legacy)

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Splunk Business Flow is no longer available for purchase as of June 20, 2020. Customers who have already purchased Business Flow will continue to have support and maintenance per standard support terms for the remainder of contractual commitments.

How does the SBF hybrid architecture work?

Splunk Business Flow (SBF) uses a hybrid on-premises and hosted architecture. The user interface is served from the SBF Hosted Environment, and event processing occurs on your on-premises Splunk Enterprise deployment. To use Splunk Business Flow, your local Splunk search head and browser must be connected to the internet. Your local Splunk search head must have outbound access to the SBF Hosted Environment and your browser must be also able to access the SBF Hosted Environment, so that you can register the SBF application and access the user interface. You can facilitate access between the local search head and SBF Hosted Environment by allowing direct connections, adding a allow rule to your network configuration, or configuring a proxy. To set up an HTTPS proxy server, see Customize proxy settings in sbf.conf.

The following diagram shows a high level overview of the SBF architecture.
The SBF event processing occurs on your on-premises splunk deployment. Journey metadata is stored in the SBF Hosted Environment. The SBF UI is served from a browser. The browser must be able to connect to your search head.

How the SBF hybrid architecture affects releases

The hybrid architecture allows SBF to release new features, and fix issues without an on-premises update facilitated by a Splunk admin.

Last modified on 11 August, 2020
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Business Flow (Legacy): -Latest-

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