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Cisco Networks Add-on for Splunk Enterprise

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The Cisco Networks Add-on for Splunk Enterprise (TA-cisco_ios) sets the correct sourcetype and fields used for identifying data from Cisco IOS, IOS XE, IOS XR, NX-OS devices using Splunk® Enterprise.

Install this Add-On on your search head and indexers/heavy forwarders. Install the Cisco Networks (cisco_ios) App on your search head.

The Cisco Networks Add-on (TA-cisco_ios) sets the correct sourcetype and fields used for identifying data from Cisco IOS, IOS XE, IOS XR, NX-OS devices using Splunk® Enterprise.

Install this Add-on on your search head and indexers/heavy forwarders. Install the Cisco Networks (cisco_ios) App on your search head.

Supported data inputs:

  • Syslog
  • Smart Call Home (HTTP XML)

Please post a question on Splunk Answers and tag it with "Cisco Networks Add-on" if there is anything you would like to see in this app.

Application Details

Sourcetype(s): cisco:ios, Cisco:SmartCallHome
Supported Technologies: Cisco IOS, IOS-XE, NX-OS, IOS XR, WLC devices

Installation Instructions

The Cisco Networks Add-on can be downloaded, installed, and configured to receive Cisco IOS and WLC data by either using the Splunk app setup screen or by manually installing and configuring the app.
This app does not add any new inputs, it merely rewrites syslog events matching the IOS format. You need to already have IOS events coming in as the syslog OR cisco:ios sourcetype.

Setup and configuration

1. Install in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/TA-cisco_ios

2. Make sure your Cisco devices by default log to one of the following sourcetypes: cisco:ios OR syslog (A regex match will be performed to rewrite the events to the cisco:ios sourcetype)

3. (OPTIONAL for Smart Call Home support)

3.1. OPTIONAL - Add a new TCP data input on a port of your choice, set sourcetype to Cisco:SmartCallHome

3.2. OPTIONAL - On your Cisco devices:

service call-home
call-home
contact-email-addr YOUR.EMAIL@ADDR.ESS
site-id "YOUR_SITE_NAME"
profile "Splunk"
destination transport-method http
destination address http http://SPLUNK.SERVER.IP:TCP_PORT_FROM_3.1
subscribe-to-alert-group diagnostic severity debug
subscribe-to-alert-group environment severity debug
subscribe-to-alert-group inventory
subscribe-to-alert-group inventory periodic daily 22:30
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4. Restart Splunk

Getting Help

Release Notes

Version 2.3.4
Oct. 27, 2016

NOTE: The OPTIONAL index transform was removed by mistake. If you use this feature please stay on your current version. This will be re-added in 2.3.5


##### New features

Cisco Networks Add-on includes the following new features:

- App certification

##### Fixed issues
Version 2.3.4 of the Cisco Networks Add-on fixes the following issues:

- Improvements to the general extractions contributed by m4dc0w
- Better handling of NGFW events
- Fixes for IOS-XE extractions
- Extra Nexus VIM IF_ATTACHED extraction (Thanks rsethre)

##### Known issues
Version 2.3.4 of the Cisco Networks Add-on has the following known issues:

- None known

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