Types of Splunk Cloud deployment
Splunk Cloud is offered in two ways:
- Self-service: You purchase Splunk Cloud directly from the Splunk website.
- Managed: You work with Splunk Sales to obtain your Splunk Cloud deployment.
To determine whether your deployment is self-service or managed, look at the format of the URL you use to connect to Splunk Cloud:
The following table lists details about the differences between managed and self-service deployments.
|Access your Splunk Cloud deployment||Log into your Splunk account on the Splunk corporate web site (www.splunk.com) and go to the Access Instances page||Using the URL you specified when you purchased Splunk Cloud 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)||20GB||Per your contract|
|Active Directory/Single sign-on integration||Not supported||Supported|
|AWS regions||US East||Multiple including GovCloud|
|Whitelist and blacklist IP addresses||No||Yes|
|Premium apps available||Yes, but you might need to add capacity to your Splunk Cloud deployment, which entails additional costs. ("Premium" apps and add-ons are purchased from Splunk Sales, as opposed to free apps, which you can install without contacting Splunk Sales or Support.)||Yes|
|Concurrent search limit||20 max||Depends on the topology you purchase|
|REST API URL||Use the following URL for self-service deployments. To get the required non-SAML user credentials, submit a support case. The URL format must include the "input-" prefix:
|Use the following URL for clustered deployments. If necessary, submit a support case to open port 8089 on your deployment. The "input-" prefix is not required: |
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud™: 6.6.3, 7.0.0, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.5, 7.2.0