Splunk® App for VMware (Legacy)

Installation Guide

On August 31, 2022, the Splunk App for VMware will reach its end of life. After this date, Splunk will no longer maintain or develop this product. The functionality in this app is migrating to a content pack in Data Integrations. Learn about the Content Pack for VMware Dashboards and Reports.

About the Splunk App for VMware

The Splunk App for VMware provides real-time visibility into the health of virtual environments. It leverages the Splunk platform to collect metrics, logs, tasks, events, and topology from hosts, virtual machines, and virtual centers. It identifies performance and capacity bottlenecks from the following sources:

  • Storage for data stores, such as SAN or NAS
  • Network devices providing the networking backbone of the virtualization environment
  • Authentication logs from sources such as Active Directory, LDAP, and so on
  • DNS, DHCP, BootP logs
  • Operating system and application logs from virtual machines

Supported VMware operating environments

Use the table to identify which operating environment works with each Splunk platform component within the Splunk app for VMware.

Component Linux Supported Windows Supported
Search Head X X
Indexer X X
Forwarder (Universal, Heavy, Light) X X

Download the Splunk App for VMware

  1. Download the Splunk App for VMware package from Splunkbase and accept the license agreement.
  2. Confirm the contents of the download package, splunk_app_for_vmware-<version>-<buildnumber>.tgz.
  • splunk_for_vmware
  • SA-Threshold
  • SA-VMW-HierarchyInventory
  • SA-VMW-LogEventTask
  • SA-VMW-Performance
  • SA-VMNetAppUtils
Last modified on 13 April, 2022
  Create vCenter user accounts

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for VMware (Legacy): 4.0.4

Was this topic useful?

You must be logged into splunk.com in order to post comments. Log in now.

Please try to keep this discussion focused on the content covered in this documentation topic. If you have a more general question about Splunk functionality or are experiencing a difficulty with Splunk, consider posting a question to Splunkbase Answers.

0 out of 1000 Characters