Splunk® App for VMware (Legacy)

Installation Guide

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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.
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Assign user roles for Splunk App for VMware

Splunk App for VMware creates roles called splunk_vmware_user splunk_vmware_admin within the Splunk platform. Assign these roles to existing users or groups of users to grant them access to the Splunk App for VMware and the Splunk Add-on for VMware. Make sure that you add these roles to the admin user of your Splunk platform instance.

  1. Log in to Splunk Web on the search head using the IP address and port number of the search head: https://<ipaddress>:8000/. Use https (not http) to access the dashboards.
  2. From the Apps menu, select Splunk App for VMware.
  3. Provide admin_all_objects capability to the splunk_vmware_admin role. Go to the Settings > Access controls > Roles > splunk_vmware_admin and add admin_all_objects capability and click Save.
  4. Accept the default settings, and click Save.
  5. To assign user roles for the Splunk App for VMware and the Splunk Add-on for VMware, select Settings > Access controls > Users.
  6. Assign both the splunk_vmware_admin and the splunk_vmware_user roles to the admin user of your Splunk Enterprise instance. Users with the administrator role can configure data collection or thresholds for Splunk App for VMware.
  7. Assign the splunk_vmware_user role to each user or user group that requires access Splunk App for VMware.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for VMware (Legacy): 4.0.4

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