Splunk® Add-on for Unix and Linux (Legacy)

Deploy and Use the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux

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Release notes for Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux

This topic contains information on new features, known issues, and updates as we version the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux.

The Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux was last updated in December 2017.

What's new

See the known issues and fixed issues of these release notes for product updates.

Fixed issues

Version 5.2.4 of the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux fixed the following issues:

Date resolved Issue number Description
2017-04-17 ADDON-8472 Logic failure in rlog.sh creates duplicates when the seekpointer file cannot be updated and silently fails
2017-03-28 ADDON-13680 The dest field is not extracted for some events

Known Issues

Version 5.2.4 of the Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux has the following known issues:

Date filed Issue number Description
2019-04-24 ADDON-21887 cpu.sh and vmstat.sh return aggregate results for SunOS as opposed to snapshot

Current workaround is to implement (for example):

mpstat -p 1 2

as opposed to mpstat -p 1 1 to reflect the most recent non-aggregated result from the script output.

2018-08-27 ADDON-19194 Incorrect value in swapUsedPct field in FreeBSD os
2018-04-18 ADDON-17753 Truncation of COMMAND field value in UI of FreeBSD 9,10 and 11 version
2018-04-18 ADDON-17747 package.sh not working in FreeBSD 10 and FreeBSD 11
2018-04-03 ADDON-17607 openPorts.sh script indexed "Header" information into Splunk as an extra event.
2018-03-28 ADDON-17571 AWS TA and *nix TA lack spec files for eventgen.conf, which causes cluster bundle validation errors, and breaks Manage Indexes page in clustered Splunk Cloud

Splunk Cloud customers who cannot create indexes on their own due to this bug should file a support case when they need new indexes created.
2018-03-20 ADDON-17448 CPU core is not properly indexed with Splunk_TA_nix with FreeBSD11 OS
2018-03-19 ADDON-17431 Eventtype unix_runlevel_change name mismatch in eventtypes.conf and tags.conf
2017-03-13 ADDON-14093 vmstat script error on AIX
2017-03-06 ADDON-13986 cpu.sh indexed output is missing core number.

Edit contents of cpu.sh script as follows:

#Need to change to always be 24Hour time with export LC_TIME=POSIX export LC_TIME='POSIX' FORMAT='{cpu=$2; pctUser=$3; pctNice=$4; pctSystem=$5; pctIowait=$6; pctSteal=$7; pctIdle=$NF}'

2016-11-10 ADDON-12085 recursive search for bash_histories is expensive
Last modified on 02 November, 2021
Source types and CIM data model info

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Add-on for Unix and Linux (Legacy): 5.2.4

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