Connecting to Splunk
The Splunk SDK for C# v1.0.x is deprecated, and has been replaced by the Splunk SDK for C# 2.0. Unlike the Splunk SDK for C# 1.0.x, the Splunk SDK for C# 2.0 abides by .NET guidelines, as well as FxCop and StyleCop rules.In addition, the API client in Splunk SDK for C# 2.0 is a Portable Class Library (PCL), and supports cross-platform development.Version 2 of the SDK is incompatible with version 1, and applications built with Splunk SDK for C# version 1.0.x will not recompile using Splunk SDK for C# version 2.0. See Migrating from Splunk SDK for C# v1.0.x for more information.
The ElastiCube Manager enables easy and quick access to Splunk. The steps below detail how to connect to this type of data source.
- Click Add data in the top menu of the ElastiCube Manager.
- Under the Database Servers category, select Splunk.
- You will be prompted to enter the following information:
- Database server location: Enter the computer/server IP address which holds the Splunk instance.
- Select either Windows Authentication if configured with the database or alternatively, Use the Following User Name & Password, and enter the database credentials.
A list of available Splunk instances will appear in the list box below.
All saved searches associated with the Splunk instance will appear in a new window.
To preview data contained in a particular Splunk search, highlight the search in the list and in click in the Preview pane. To preview the search, select the Preview checkbox.
Fields with similar names can be linked by selecting the Automatically create relationships for fields with the same name checkbox.