Prerequisites

Before you configure the Delphix Engine you will need to configure and make a note of the following in Splunk:

Please refer to the Splunk documentation for detailed steps on how to configure your values.
  1. In the Splunk web UI Enable SSL (this is optional but best practice for security) in your global HTTP Event Collector (HEC) settings.

  2. The Splunk hostname or IP Address.

  3. The HEC Port number for your Splunk instance (default 8088).

  4. Enable the HTTP Event Collector on Splunk, and create a new HEC Token with a new Splunk index set as an allowed index for the token. Make sure Enable Indexer Acknowledgement is unchecked for the token.

    If you wish, you can use a separate Splunk index for performance and capacity metrics (otherwise, the same index will be used for both events and metrics). If you are using Splunk 7.0+, it is recommended that you create this second index as a special “Metrics” type index that is optimized for indexing and searching metrics data.
  5. Note the HEC Token Value and the Allowed Indexes for the token.

    The following table provides an example of the data you will need.

    AttributeSample Data
    Splunk Server IP address192.168.8.8
    Splunk Server HEC Port Number8088
    Splunk HEC Token12345678-1234-1234-1234-1234567890AB
    Index Name for Eventsdelphix_events
    Index Name for Metricsdelphix_metrics

Configuring Delphix for Splunk

  1. Log in to the Delphix Server Setup UI as the sysadmin.

  2. From the Preferences menu select Splunk Configuration


  3. In the Splunk Configuration window, enter your Splunk values. To reduce the volume of data that will be sent to Splunk, you can optionally uncheck Enable Metrics.

    Host

    Splunk hostname or IP address

    HEC Port

    The TCP port number for the Splunk HTTP Event Collector (HEC)

    HEC Token

    The token for the Splunk HTTP Event Collector (HEC)

    Main Index

    The Splunk Index events will be sent to. Must be set as an allowed index for the HEC token.

    Events Push Frequency

    The frequency at which the Events will be pushed to Splunk. Specified in seconds.

    Enable SSL

    Whether to use HTTPS to connect to Splunk. Must match your HTTP Event Collector settings in Splunk.

    Metrics Index

    The Splunk Index metrics will be sent to. If none is specified then the Main Index will be used for metrics as well. Must be set as an allowed index for the HEC token.

    Metrics Push Frequency

    The frequency at which the Performance Metrics will be pushed to Splunk. Specified in seconds

    Performance Data Granularity

    The resolution of performance metrics data sent to Splunk. 
    This controls the granularity of system performance metric values sent to Splunk.
    For example: Setting this to "Per Minute" results in a system performance metric to have a per-minute aggregated value (as collected by the analytics subsystem of the Delphix Engine) instead of a per-second value.

    To reduce the volume of data that will be sent to Splunk, you can change the Performance Data Granularity to Per Minute or uncheck Enable Metrics.

  4. Click Send Test Data to verify your provided values. This will send a test event to the provided token and indexes.

  5. Click Save to enable the Splunk configuration and begin sending all new Actions, Job Events, Faults, Alerts, and Metrics to your Splunk instance.