Splunk Cloud Platform deployment types
Splunk Cloud Platform version 8.x and higher offers two deployment types:
- Purchased: Paid subscription to the Splunk Cloud Platform service.
- Free trial: Limited duration free trial initiated from the Splunk website.
If the URL you use to access Splunk Cloud Platform begins with
https://prd-p-* you are using a free trial.
The following table shows the differences between the free trial and purchased deployment types:
|Access your Splunk Cloud Platform deployment||Log into your Splunk account on the Splunk web site (www.splunk.com) and go to the Instances page.||Using the URL you specified when you purchased Splunk Cloud Platform from Splunk Sales. This URL is included in the Welcome email you received when your deployment was enabled for you.|
|Create inputs (including file uploads, HTML event ingestion, and app-related inputs)||Configure forwarders on-premises or use Splunk Web||Configure forwarders on-premises or contact Splunk Support|
|Data ingestion (daily maximum)||5 GB per day for 15 days||Per your contract|
|Send data securely using Splunk Universal Forwarder||Yes||Yes|
|Active Directory/Single sign-on integration||Not supported||Supported|
|Splunk Cloud Platform regions||US East||Multiple including GovCloud|
|Allow list and deny list IP addresses||No||Yes|
|Premium apps available||No||Yes|
|Concurrent search limit||10 max||Depends on the topology you purchase|
|REST API URL||Free Trial users do not have access to the REST API. Contact your Splunk sales representative for possible alternative methods during your trial period.||Use the following URL for purchased deployments. If necessary, submit a support case to open port 8089 on your deployment |
|HTTP Event Collector (HEC) URL||https://<host>:8088/<endpoint>
|Inputs Data Manager (IDM)||Not supported||Supported|
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud Platform™: 8.0.2006, 8.0.2007, 8.1.2009, 8.1.2011, 8.1.2012, 8.1.2101, 8.1.2103, 8.2.2104, 8.2.2105 (latest FedRAMP release), 8.2.2106, 8.2.2107