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Splunk Cloud Platform Admin Manual

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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:

Feature Free trial Purchased
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
https://<deployment-name>.splunkcloud.com:8089
HTTP Event Collector (HEC) URL https://<host>:8088/<endpoint>

or
https://inputs.<host>:8088/<endpoint>

https://http-inputs-<host>:443/<endpoint>

or
https://http-inputs.<host>:443/<endpoint> for Splunk Cloud Platform on Google Cloud

Inputs Data Manager (IDM) Not supported Supported
Last modified on 09 August, 2021
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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, 8.2.2109


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