Splunk® Enterprise

Add AWS VPC Flow Log data: Single instance

Acrobat logo Download manual as PDF

Splunk Enterprise version 7.2 will no longer be supported as of April 30, 2021. See the Splunk Software Support Policy for details. For information about upgrading to a supported version, see How to upgrade Splunk Enterprise.
This documentation does not apply to the most recent version of Splunk. Click here for the latest version.
Acrobat logo Download topic as PDF


The Guided Data Onboarding (GDO) documentation assumes you are familiar with the Splunk software. If you are new to using Splunk Enterprise or to Splunk Cloud, see the Additional Resources topic in this manual.

You should have the following before using this manual:

  • A single instance Splunk Enterprise deployment that is installed, running, and meets the hardware capacity requirements specified in the Splunk Enterprise Capacity Planning manual.
  • Access to Splunk Web.
  • A user role that permits apps installation.

AWS account prerequisites

In order to set up your AWS configuration to work with your Splunk Platform deployment, make sure you have the following AWS account privileges:

  • A valid AWS account with permissions to configure the AWS services that provide your data.
  • Permission to create Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles and IAM users. This lets you set up either AWS account IAM roles or Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) IAM roles to collect data from your AWS services.

AWS region limitations

The Splunk Add-on for AWS supports all services offered by AWS in each region. To learn which geographic regions around the world support which AWS services, see the region table on the AWS global infrastructure page.

In the AWS China region, the add-on only supports the services that AWS supports in that region. For an up-to-date list of what products and services are supported in this region, see the AWS Products page.

For an up-to-date list of what services and endpoints are supported in AWS GovCloud region, see the AWS documentation: Services in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

Network configuration requirements

The Splunk Add-on for AWS makes REST API calls using HTTPS on port 443. Note that data inputs for this add-on use large amounts of memory. See Performance Reference for the Splunk Add-on for AWS data inputs for more information.

Splunk platform requirements

There are no Splunk platform requirements specific to the Splunk Add-on for AWS.

  • To manage on-premise heavy forwarders to get data into Splunk Cloud, see System Requirements in the Installation Manual in the Splunk Enterprise documentation, which includes information about forwarders.
  • To run this add-on in an on-premises deployment of Splunk Enterprise, see System Requirements in the Installation Manual in the Splunk Enterprise documentation.
  • To run this add-on in a self-managed AWS instance, there are no additional requirements. See the Splunk Enterprise, self-managed in the cloud page for more information on sizing considerations specific to AWS.

For information about installation locations and environments, see Install the Splunk Add-on for AWS.

Last modified on 25 May, 2021
Configure Amazon Web Services to collect data

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.2.9, 7.2.10, 7.3.0, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 7.3.4, 7.3.5, 7.3.6, 7.3.7, 7.3.8, 7.3.9, 8.0.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4, 8.0.5, 8.0.6, 8.0.7, 8.0.8, 8.0.9

Was this documentation topic helpful?

You must be logged into splunk.com in order to post comments. Log in now.

Please try to keep this discussion focused on the content covered in this documentation topic. If you have a more general question about Splunk functionality or are experiencing a difficulty with Splunk, consider posting a question to Splunkbase Answers.

0 out of 1000 Characters