Splunk Cloud Platform

Python 3 Migration

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Check this manual often for updated information about the Splunk platform Python 3 migration. The content is subject to change.

Splunk Cloud Platform supports Splunk Enterprise version 8.x, which supports both Python 2.7 and Python 3.7 and Splunk Enterprise 9.x which supports only Python 3.7. Splunk Cloud Platform will also continue to support prior versions of Splunk Enterprise 7.x, which support Python 2.7 only. Splunk will upgrade all supported apps vetted for Splunk Cloud Platform as soon as they can be made available.

Support for Python 2 -- and for any app that is compatible only with Python 2 -- will be removed from a future Splunk Cloud Platform release. All apps that use Python should be upgraded to Python 3 to continue to be deployed in Splunk Cloud Platform.

What Should I Do Next?

Complete the steps below to ensure all 3rd-party Splunkbase and private apps in your Splunk Cloud Platform instances are Python 3 compatible.

1. Splunkbase apps: all Splunk Cloud Platform customers - whether on 7.x, or 8.x - must install Splunk Cloud Platform 8.x compatible versions of all Splunkbase 3rd-party apps. Please note the following regarding Splunkbase apps and Python 3 compatibility:

2. Private apps: all private apps installed in all Splunk Cloud Platform environments need to also be upgraded for Python 3 compatibility. This may apply even if you are already on Splunk Cloud Platform 8.x, since there may be private apps still using Python 2 in your environment. Splunk provides multiple resources to help with the upgrade:

  • Upgrade your apps. Splunk Cloud Platform 7.0.x or 7.2.x customers need to use compatibility libraries to enable upgraded apps to continue to run on Python 2 until their instances are upgraded to Splunk Cloud Platform 8.x and Python 3. Splunk Cloud Platform customers should use the Six compatibility libraries for Python 2 and 3 compatibility.
  • To enable better self-service of your apps, leverage the Packaging Toolkit when building your apps.

3. Unused apps: any Splunkbase 3rd-party or private apps that have not been upgraded for Python 3.7 compatibility must be removed from your Splunk Cloud Platform environment.

App submission

Apps vetted for Splunk Cloud Platform must be resubmitted for new Cloud vetting after the app has been made Python 3-compatible.

Ensure that private apps and Splunkbase apps are compatible with both Splunk Enterprise version 7.x and version 8.x before submitting them for installation.

Apps for Splunk Cloud Platform will follow the same guidelines as on-premises apps, with the added requirement of passing Cloud vetting.

Last modified on 27 June, 2022
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud Platform: 8.2.2203, 8.1.2103, 8.2.2105, 8.2.2107, 8.2.2109, 8.2.2111, 8.2.2112, 8.2.2201 (latest FedRAMP release), 8.2.2202, 8.2.2106


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