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TA for Nutanix Prism

The Nutanix Prism TA for Splunk Enterprise allows Nutanix Prism customers to ingest data from Nutanix Prism's Rest API providing customers insight into their virtual environments managed by Nutanix Prism.

Table of Contents


  • About the TA for Nutanix Prism
  • Release notes
  • Support and resources


  • Hardware and software requirements
  • Installation steps
  • Deploy to single server instance
  • Deploy to distributed deployment
  • Deploy to distributed deployment with Search Head Pooling
  • Deploy to distributed deployment with Search Head Clustering
  • Deploy to Splunk Cloud
  • Configure TA for Nutanix Prism

About the TA for Nutanix Prism

  • Author: Nutanix
  • App Version: 1.0
  • Has index-time operations: true, this add-on must be placed on indexers
  • Create an index: true
  • Implements summarization: false

The Nutanix Prism TA for Splunk Enterprise allows customers using Splunk to collect, ingest, and index data about their virtual environments and their hosts managed by Nutanix Prism.

Release notes

About this release

Version 1.0 of the TA for Nutanix Prism is compatible with:

  • Splunk Enterprise versions: 8.0, 7.3
  • Platforms: Platform independent
  • Lookup file changes: None
Third-party software attributions

Version 1.0 of the TA for Nutanix Prism incorporates the following third-party software or libraries:

Support and resources
Hardware and software requirements
Hardware requirements

TA for Nutanix Prism supports the following server platforms in the versions supported by Splunk Enterprise:

  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Solaris
Software requirements

To function properly, TA for Nutanix Prism requires the following software:

  • Nutanix Prism Console
Splunk Enterprise system requirements

Because this add-on runs on Splunk Enterprise, all of the Splunk Enterprise system requirements apply.


Download the TA for Nutanix Prism at ENTER DOWNLOAD LOCATION.

Installation steps

To install and configure this app on your supported platform, follow these steps:

  1. Download and Deploy the add-on to either a single Splunk Enterprise server or a distributed deployment.
  2. Configure your inputs to get your Nutanix Prism's API data into Splunk Enterprise.
Deploying the TA for Nutanix Prism
Using the Web Interface:
  • In Splunk Web, click Apps > Manage Apps.
  • Click Install app from file.
  • Locate the downloaded file and click Upload.
  • Verify that the add-on appears in the list of apps and add-ons. You can also find it on the server at $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/TA-nutanix.
Using the configuration files:
  • Untar the downloaded app.
  • Copy or Move the TA-nutanix folder to the forwarder and put into the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps directory.
  • Restart Splunk

Deploy to single server instance

Install the TA for Nutanix Prism on the single server using one of the methods described above.

Deploy to distributed deployment
In a distributed deployment, the TA for Nutanix Prism should be installed on the following:
Heavy Forwarder: The inputs contained within the TA should be configured on the Heavy Forwarder.
Indexer: The inputs does not need to be configured on the indexer unless there is only one indexer in the deployment and no Heavy Forwarder. The TA contains index time conifgurations and should be installed on the Indexer.
* Search Head: The inputs does not need to be configured on the Search Head. The TA does contain search time configurations and should be installed on the Search Heads.

Configure Nutanix Prism API Inputs

There are two ways to configure the inputs for this app:

Using the Web Interface:

On you Splunk Enterprise instance, navigate over to Settings —> Data Inputs —> and select the Nutanix Prism API endpoints you want to ingest into Splunk. For each input you want to add, select the endpoint then select new —> and fill out the required form.

Input Form

The input form requires the following information from users:

  • name : Unique identifier the input
  • username: The username for the Nutanix Prism API Console. The format should be: username@nutanixbd.local
  • password: The password for the Nutanix Prism API Console.
  • ip: The ip or hostname of the Nutanix Prism API Console.
  • port: The Nutanix Prism API Console port. This defaults to 9440.
  • start_time: This number should be in seconds. This signifies how far back for the current time you would like to retrieve data. By default the time is either 900 seconds or 3600 seconds depending on the input.

After successfully completing the input form, ensure to enable the input by navigating over to Settings —> Data Inputs —> Select the Input —> Under Status —> Select Enable. By default, the host, source, index and sourcetype fields are configured.

Using the configuration files:

  • Download the TA from Splunkbase : ENTER DOWNLOAD LOCATION
  • Add the TA to your Splunk App directory typically found under: $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps.
  • Create a local directory under $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/TA-nutanix and add an inputs.conf file in the local directory. Using the inputs.conf.spec file located in the README directory as a guide, add the ip, username, and password of Nutanix Prism Console to each input. Please note, the username should be in the following format: username@nutanixbd.local. In addition,there are default time intervals, port numbers, and start_times set. To override the default of any of these stanzas, create a new entry for each in local directory's copy of inputs.conf. Also, each input is disbled by default. To enable an input, add disabled = 0 under each input in the local directory's copy of inputs.conf.

Configure Nutanix Syslog Data

  • Ensure that TA-nutanix is installed on the Splunk instance collecting the syslog data.
  • The index time and search time configurations for this TA are configured for the sourcetype nutanix_syslog. Ensure that the sourcetype for Nutanix syslog data is set to nutanix_syslog in your environment.

Release Notes

Version 2.2.0
Sept. 30, 2021

Added the usage stats of the cluster for cluster storage summary.

Version 2.1.0
Aug. 18, 2020
  • Added Support for dual-compatibility with Python 3 and Python 2.
Version 2.0.0
Jan. 9, 2020

Better log handling to $SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/TA-nutanix

Version 1.4
Jan. 17, 2019

New Version(1.4),

New additional features of security including password encryption, better log handling.

Version 1.3
March 20, 2018
Version 1.1
April 5, 2016

Added additional syslog handling configurations.

Version 1.0
March 22, 2016

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