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NetApp StorageGRID App for Splunk

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This app is NOT supported by Splunk. Please read about what that means for you here.
NetApp StorageGRID App for Splunk is an App for Splunk Enterprise. This works in conjunction with NetApp StorageGRID Add-on for Splunk. It provides visibility into StorageGrid Health, Accounts Usage information, Security audit details and resource usage and monitoring among others.

The App compatible with NetApp StorageGRID version 11.0, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 11.5 and 11.6
This App supports following Splunk versions 8.2, 8.1

NetApp StorageGRID App for Splunk

This is an app powered by the Splunk Add-on Builder.


The NetApp StorageGRID App for Splunk is used to build dashboards and run ad-hoc searches on top of the data collected and indexed by the NetApp StorageGRID Add-on for Splunk. The NetApp StorageGRID Add-on for Splunk can be downloaded from here

Compatibility Matrix

  • Splunk version: 8.2.x, 8.1.x
  • NetApp StorageGRID 11.x.
  • OS Support: Linux (Centos, Ubuntu) and Windows
  • Browser Support: Chrome and Firefox

Recommended System Configuration

  • Splunk forwarder system should have 4 GB of RAM and a quad-core CPU to run this app smoothly.

Topology and Setting up Splunk Environment


  • This app has been distributed in two parts.
  1. Install NetApp StorageGRID Add-on for Splunk, which runs collector scripts and gathers data from StorageGRID, does indexing and parsing on collected data.
  2. Install NetApp StorageGRID App for Splunk, which receives indexed data from NetApp StorageGRID Add-on for Splunk, runs searches on it and builds dashboards.
  • This App is supported on the Search head in case of distributed Splunk platform deployment and also on standalone Splunk instance. Below table provides the reference for installing the App on distributed Splunk deployment:

    Splunk instance type Supported Required Comments
    Search Heads Yes Yes This App is required on Search Heads as it has dashboards and searches.
    Indexers Yes No This App is not required on the indexers.
    Heavy Forwarders Yes No This App is not required on the heavy forwarders.


Follow the link mentioned below to install the App based on your deployment:

Upgrade the App

If there is already older version of app installed in your Splunk instance, then you can upgrade app by following two ways:

  1. Using the latest version available on Splunkbase.

    • From the Splunk Web home screen, click the gear icon next to Apps.
    • There will be option to update the App to the latest version in column name as - "Version".
    • Click on "Update to [version]"
    • Follow the installation steps to update the App.
  2. You can download latest version of App from Splunkbase and you can upload it into Splunk by navigating to

    • From the Splunk Web home screen, click the gear icon next to Apps.
    • Click on, Install app from file -> Choose File
    • Choose the location of App's build downloaded and make sure you have checked checkbox of "Upgrade app."
    • And then click on Upload
    • Restart the Splunk


Admin will have to update/replace name of the index in 'get_sg_index' macro if StorageGRID data is being indexed in any index other than main. There is no additional configuration required.

Update index in macro

  • On Splunk web go to Settings > Advanced search > Search macros.
  • Select NetApp StorageGRID App for Splunk in App. Change Visible in the App to Created in the App.
  • Search for macro name get_sg_index and click on it to edit.
  • Change definition of macro with the new index or indexes configured.
  • Ex. (index=storagegrid)
  • Click on Save.


  • sg_account_mapping - This is CSV file based lookup which consists details of tenant accounts having their names and ids.
  • sg_hierarchy - This is CSV file based lookup which consists details about hierarchy of configured storageGrid.
  • sg_storagenode_mapping - This is CSV file based lookup which consists details of all storage nodes.

Saved Searches

This app contains the following saved searches, which are used for populating data in the dashboard:

  • SG-accountMappingLookup - Used to populate - "sg_account_mapping" lookup and is triggered at an interval of 15 minutes.
  • SG-hierarchyLookup - Used to populate - "sg_hierarchy" lookup and is triggered at an interval of 15 minutes.
  • SG-storagenodeMappingLookup - Used to populate - "sg_storagenode_mapping" lookup and is triggered at an interval of 15 minutes.



  • Remove $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/netapp_app-sg
  • To reflect the cleanup changes in UI, Restart Splunk Enterprise instance


Test Your Install

The main app dashboard can take some time to populate the dashboards Once data collection is started by Add-on. A good test to see that you are receiving all of the expected data is to run below given search on Main app search dashboard after several minutes:

search `get_sg_index` | stats count by sourcetype

In particular, you should see these sourcetypes:

  1. grid:rest:api
  2. grid:auditlog

If you don't see these sourcetypes

  1. Verify the macro configurations in the App. Refer to "Configuration > Update index in macro" section for more details.
  2. Please check troubleshooting guide for the NetApp StorageGRID Add-on for Splunk.

If the dashboard filters are not being populated

  1. Make sure all the saved-searches in the App is enabled.
  2. Try restarting Splunk search head. In standalone restart Splunk.


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Release Notes

Version 3.2.0
April 15, 2022
  • Upgraded the jquery version to 3.6.
  • All the drill-downs will be open to a different Splunk tab.
Version 3.1.0
March 19, 2021

Added table for Alerts data for NetApp StorageGRID v11.4 onwards.
Added support for Splunk v8.1.x

Version 3.0.1
Nov. 25, 2020
  • Fix for "No. of Sites" and "No. of Nodes" panels' issue with large topology in the Summary dashboard.
  • Compatibility with NetApp StorageGRID Add-on v3.0.2.
Version 3.0.0
March 27, 2020
  • Added two new dashboards named as - "Load Balancer" and "Platform Services Overview".
  • Changed navigation menu for all of the dashboards.
  • Removed 7 panels from "Security Audit" dashboard as the required audit logs are deprecated in the newer version of the StorageGrid.
  • Added 2 new panels in "Security Audit" dashboard to audit the use of management APIs by the grid managers & the tenant accounts.
  • Replaced column "No. of Established Connections" with "Active Connections of Storage Nodes" in "Security Audit" dashboard.
  • Added 2 new panels in "ILM details" dashboard to monitor the objects dropped.
  • Removed 3 panels which were based on audit logs from "S3 details" and " Swift details" dashboards.
  • Added panels - "Average duration to perform Operations on S3 Objects" and "Average duration to perform Operations on Swift Objects" in "S3 details" and "Swift details" dashboards respectively.
  • Added multi-level drill-downs for the following panels in "S3 details" and "Swift details" dashboards.
Version 2.0.3
Oct. 11, 2019
  • Fixed issue of wrong Site Name on Storage per Node panel of Summary dashboard.
  • Fixed issue of count mismatch with storagegrid UI for few panels.
Version 2.0.2
April 16, 2018
Version 2.0.1
March 19, 2018
Version 2.0.0
March 5, 2018

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