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Add AWS CloudWatch Metrics data: Distributed deployment with indexer clustering

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Configure AWS services

Before configuring your Splunk platform deployment to work with your AWS data, make sure that your AWS deployment is properly configured to send data.


  • You must have administrator access to your AWS account. If you do not have necessary permissions, work with an AWS administrator to complete the tasks described in this manual.

If your account is 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 AWS China Products or AWS product services.

If your account is in the AWS GovCloud region, the add-on only supports the services that AWS supports in that region. For an up-to-date list of what services and endpoints are supported in this region, see the AWS GovCloud User Guide

Configure CloudWatch

To enable AWS to produce billing metrics in CloudWatch, turn on Receive Billing Alerts in the Preferences section of the Billing and Cost Management console.

The CloudWatch service is automatically enabled to collect free metrics for your AWS services and requires no additional configuration for the Splunk Add-on for AWS. However, you do need to grant permissions to the AWS accounts that the add-on uses to connect to the CloudWatch API. See Configure AWS permissions for details.

Last modified on 05 November, 2019
Configure Amazon Web Services to collect data
Configure AWS permissions

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

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