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Overview
Details
The Microsoft Azure Inventory Add-on for Splunk contains inputs to gather inventory data including:
Virtual Machine metadata, Managed Disk metadata, and Topology data.

* Virtual Machine Metadata (diagnostics, hardware, network, OS, and storage profiles, images, snapshots)
* Virtual Networks (location, address space, subnets, configuration)
* Security Center (alerts, tasks, recommendations)
* Managed Disk Metadata (name, location, size, state, OS type)
* Resource Groups (name, location, id)
* Topology associations (instance, virtual network, network interface, resource groups)

Microsoft Azure Inventory Add-on for Splunk

This add-on collects instance metadata from Microsoft Azure including the following:

  • Virtual Machine
    • Name
    • Diagnostics Profile
    • Hardware Profile
    • Network Profile
    • OS Profile
    • Storage Profile
  • Virtual Networks
  • Security Cetner
    • Alerts (action, description, remediation steps)
    • Tasks
  • Managed Disks
    • Name
    • Location
    • Size
    • State
    • OS Type
  • Topology associations
    • Instance
    • Virtual Network
    • Network Interface
    • Resource Groups

About

Prerequisites

  • An active Azure Subscription
  • For topology data collection, the Azure AD application registration should be assigned the Network contributor built-in role, or a custom role can be created allowing Microsoft.Network/networkWatchers/topology/action

Installing

Where to install this add-on

Unless otherwise noted, all supported add-ons can be safely installed to all tiers of a distributed Splunk platform deployment. See Where to install Splunk add-ons in Splunk Add-ons for more information.

This table provides a reference for installing this specific add-on to a distributed deployment of Splunk Enterprise.

Splunk platform component Supported Required Comments
Search Heads Yes Yes This add-on contains search-time knowledge. It is recommended to turn visibility off on your search heads to prevent data duplication errors that can result from running inputs on your search heads instead of (or in addition to) on your data collection node.
Heavy Forwarders Yes No (but recommended) It is recommended to install this add-on on a heavy forwarder for data collection. Data collection should be configured in only 1 place to avoid duplicates.
Indexers Yes No Not required as the parsing operations occur on the forwarders.
Universal Forwarders No No Universal forwarders are not supported for data collection because the modular inputs require Python and the Splunk REST handler.

Configuration

Ensure the prerequisites are met above.

  1. Access Splunk Web on the node of your Splunk platform installation that collects data for this add-on.
  2. Launch the add-on, then click Configuration > Add-on Settings.
  3. Enter the Client ID that Azure AD automatically assigned to your integration application.
  4. In the Client Secret field, enter the secret key that you created for your application in the Azure AD console.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Click the Inputs menu item.
  7. Click Create New Input.
  8. Give the input a name.
  9. Enter an interval (how often this input collects data). Recommended = 86400.
  10. Select an index.
  11. Enter the Subscription ID and Tenant ID

Release Notes

Version 1.2.0

  • Fixed issue with paging results from Azure REST APIs
  • Added collection for Resource Groups

Version 1.1.0

  • Consolidated inputs into categories - Compute, Network, Security
  • Added collection for Images
  • Added collection for Snapshots
  • Added collection for Subscriptions
  • Added collection for Security Alerts
  • Added collection for Security Tasks
  • Added collection for Virtual Networks
  • Added collection for Network Interfaces
  • Added collection for Network Security Groups
  • Added collection for Public IP Addresses

Version 1.0.0

  • Initial release

Privacy

Use of this add-on is permitted subject to your obligations, including data privacy obligations, under your agreement with Splunk and Splunk's Privacy Policy.

Contributors

  • Jason Conger

Third-party software attributions

The Microsoft Azure Inventory Add-on for Splunk is built using Splunk Add-on Builder version 2.2.0, which includes the following third-party software or libraries with this add-on. We wish to thank the contributors of these projects. http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/AddonBuilder/2.2.0/UserGuide/Thirdpartysoftwarecredits

Release Notes

Version 1.2.0
Feb. 11, 2019

* Fixed issue with paging results from Azure REST APIs
* Added collection for Resource Groups

Version 1.1.0
Dec. 21, 2018

* Consolidated inputs into categories - Compute, Network, Security
* Added collection for Images
* Added collection for Snapshots
* Added collection for Subscriptions
* Added collection for Security Alerts
* Added collection for Security Tasks
* Added collection for Virtual Networks
* Added collection for Network Interfaces
* Added collection for Network Security Groups
* Added collection for Public IP Addresses

Version 1.0.0
July 25, 2018

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