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The Splunk App for Cisco UCS app is used to gather data from one or more Cisco UCS Managers. This release is a PREVIEW version, and as such, does not reflect the final product.
ABOUT THIS APP
The Splunk App for Cisco UCS app is used to gather data from one or more Cisco UCS Managers. This release is a PREVIEW version, and as such, does not reflect the final product. To be more specific:
- The TA-CiscoUcsSyslog collector app is in a stable state. However, it will be obsoleted in a future release and replaced by streaming events using the UCS XML API.
- The TA-CiscoUcsPs collector app is in a stable state. However, it is planned for this app to be ported from using Windows PowerShell to a cross-platform language (Python), so it will necessarily change.
- It is expected that the field names used by the above apps (especially Splunk fields like index and eventtype, and most if not all UCS data fields) will remain the SAME in future versions of this app. thus easing upgrades.
- The base app has two mature dashboards ("Home", and "Faults"). These will change very little in subsequent versions (subject to customer feedback). The remaining dashboards and reports are in various stages of development and will change drastically.
The Technology Add-On "TA-CiscoUcsPs" has the following requirements:
- Windows Server 2003 or later
- Windows PowerShell version 2 or later
- PowerShell execution policy must be set to RemoteSigned (or less restrictive, e.g. Unrestricted. See <http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb648601(v=vs.85).aspx>)
- Cisco UCS PowerTool version 0.9.8 or later (<http://developer.cisco.com/web/unifiedcomputing/pshell-download>)
- Splunk Universal Forwarder version 4.0 or later
- The collector system must have network access (HTTP/HTTPS) to one or more UCS Managers which are to be Splunked.
- A read-only user ID and password for collecting data from UCS Manager
The syslog Technology Add-On "TA-CiscoUcsSyslog" has the following requirements:
- Each UCS Manager should be configured to send syslog messages to your Splunk Indexer(s). Complete instructions can be found here: <http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10281/products_configuration_example09186a0080ae0f24.shtml>. Use the "info" level and the default facility settings.
- Note: This requirement will change in the future. Syslog is a "legacy" means of gathering data from UCS. Future versions will instead use the XML API to stream data from UCS in a manner similar to syslog (i.e., it will be pushed), however, the data will be richer.
HOW TO INSTALL
- Unpack the app archive to $SPLUNK_HOME$/etc/apps on your Search Head
- Copy the TA-CiscoUcsSyslog folder from appserver/addons to $SPLUNK_HOME$/etc/apps on your Indexer
- Copy the TA-CiscoUcsPs folder from appserver/addons to $SPLUNK_HOME$/etc/apps on a Windows system (the "collector") which meets the above requirements and is running the Universal Forwarder.
- Copy the file ciscoucs.conf.template from TA-CiscoUcsPs/default/ to local/, and rename to "ciscoucs.conf".
- Read the file to understand the layout, and using the format described therein, edit the UcsmAuthRealm setting, specifying one "authority realm" (comma-separated) per each set of credentials to be supplied to your UCS Managers.
- For each auth realm, specify one or more servers (comma-separated), one username, and one password.
- Don't forget to remove or comment out any examples from the template which are not in use.
- Restart Splunk instances as needed.
- Login to Splunk web, go to the new app and inspect the home dashboard to ensure that data is being indexed.
The above tasks can (and should) be performed by using the Splunk Deployment Server or another configuration management tool.
- Home dashboard: paginator shows incorrect number of pages (related to SPL-36073, fixed in v5)
- Several dashboards are at very early stages of development and do not reflect a final product.
25 Jul '12, 09:15