You need to have familiarity with the Splunk platform in order to install and configure this add-on. If you are new to using Splunk Enterprise or to Splunk Cloud, see the Additional Resources topic in this manual.
Do the following before you install or configure this add-on:
- Make sure you have a Splunk Cloud deployment that is installed, running, and meets the hardware capacity requirements specified in the Splunk Enterprise Capacity Planning manual.
- Make sure you have access to Splunk Web.
- Make sure your user role permits app installation.
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.
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, 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