Splunk® App for Unix and Linux

Install and Use the Splunk App for Unix and Linux

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Release notes for the Splunk App for Unix and Linux

This topic contains information on new features, known issues, and updates for the Splunk App for Unix and Linux.

The Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux was last updated in January 28, 2021.

What's new

Splunk App for Unix and Linux is now compatible with Splunk Add-on for Unix and Linux version. 8.1.0

In The Splunk App for Unix and Linux version 6.0.1, occurrences of biased terms such as master, slave, blacklist, and whitelist have been replaced with appropriate non-biased terms. The occurrences of biased terms that are Splunk platform references or present in the third-party library have not been removed.

If you're upgrading in a cluster environment, use the -preserve-lookups option with a "true" value while pushing the configuration bundle using splunk apply shcluster-bundle command on the search head.

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

Known issues

This version of the Splunk App for Unix and Linux has the following reported known issues and workarounds. If no issues appear below, no issues have yet been reported.

Date filed Issue number Description
2021-02-15 TAG-13640 Alerts Dashboard - alert model is not working properly in alert summary table
2020-02-20 TAG-12982 Unix app | There's an invalid key error on Splunk 7.x because the Addon uses the Python 3 interpreter by default.
2020-01-07 TAG-12828 The Splunk App for Unix and Linux doesn't work in Internet Explorer.


Fixed issues

This version of the Splunk App for Unix and Linux has the following reported fixed issues. If no issues appear below, no issues have yet been reported.

Date resolved Issue number Description
2021-01-08 TAG-13433 Splunk app for unix not showing heat map for more than 100 hosts on hosts page
2020-12-14 TAG-13440 Unix app get_hosts api taking too much time causing the timeout in cloud environment
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for Unix and Linux: 6.0.1


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