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Dell EMC ECS Add-on for Splunk

The Splunk Technology Add-on (TA) for Dell EMC ECS collects data from ECS to be used by the Dell EMC ECS App for Splunk Enterprise

Dell EMC ECS Add-on for Splunk

The Splunk Technology Add-on (TA) for Dell EMC ECS collects data from ECS to be used by the Dell EMC ECS App for Splunk Enterprise.


Splunk Enterprise:

  • Version 7.1.x, 7.2.x and 7.3.x


  • Version 2.7

Tested on CentOS, Windows.
Dell EMC ECS Add-on for Splunk TA should be installed on a Heavy Forwarder and Search Head.
This app also requires the Dell EMC ECS App for Splunk

Recommended System Configuration

Standard Splunk Enterprise configuration of Search Head, Indexer, and Forwarder.


Documentation for this add-on is located here.

This TA can be installed through UI using following steps.

  1. Log in to Splunk Web and navigate to Apps > Manage Apps.
  2. Click install app from file.
  3. Click Choose file and select Dell ECS Add-on installation file.
  4. Click on Upload.
  5. Restart Splunk.

Application Setup


After Installation

  1. Click on the Configuration tab next to the Inputs tab.
  2. Click on the Add button to add an ECS VDC.
  3. Provide the ECS VDC Management credentials and Click on Add.
Parameter Required Description
Account name Yes Provide unique name to uniquely identify Dell EMC ECS Sever details
Server Address Yes Provide the Server Address to a VDC node (IP Address)
Username Yes Provide User name of Dell EMC ECS server
Password Yes Provide Password of Dell EMC ECS server
*Verify SSL Certificate Optional Use SSL to access the ECS Management API

* Note that if the SSL checkbox is enabled, then you need to append the API certificate in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/TA-dellecs/ta_dell_ecs/requests/cacert.pem file. For safety purposes, please take a backup of cacert.pem before appending the SSL certificate

  1. To configure log-level, Select Logging.
  2. Select the log level from dropdown and click on Save.


  1. Go to the apps list and open Dell ECS Add-on for Splunk. From the inputs screen, click on Create New Input. It has multiple input configuration Dell ECS Input , Dell ECS Namespaces Input, Dell ECS Buckets Input.
  2. Dell ECS Input will index all the data into the Splunk except Namespace and Bucket data.
  3. Dell ECS Namespace Input will index Namespace data only.
  4. Dell ECS Buckets Input will index Buckets data only.
    Note that if multiple inputs are created with the same global account, there will be duplicate Events in Splunk.
Parameter Required Description
Name Yes Provide unique name to uniquely identify a Dell EMC ECS Sever details
*Interval Yes Interval in seconds for the cron schedule.
Index Yes Index in which you want to store your data.
Global Account Yes Select previously configured ECS Server details.
Start Time Optional Start time in GMT from which Data Collection will start. "%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M".

*The input will be triggered at every interval time and fetch the data from Dell EMC ECS endpoints. cron schedule e.g. for every one minute cron schedule will be /1 * * *.


To see data logged by the Dell ECS Add-on for Splunk, select the Search tab. Search Dell_ECS_index macro.

External Libraries used

Libraries(Python) Version Repository link License
croniter 0.3.25 https://pypi.org/project/croniter/ https://github.com/kiorky/croniter/blob/master/docs/LICENSE
dateutil 2.6.1 https://pypi.org/project/python-dateutil/ https://github.com/dateutil/dateutil/blob/master/LICENSE


To troubleshoot Dell ECS Add-on, check following log files
* $SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk/ta_dell_ecs_dell_ecs_buckets_input.log file.

User can search for ERROR logs in the Splunk using following query
* index="_internal" source=**ta_dell_ecs_dell_ecs_*.log** ERROR

Release Notes

Version 1.1.0
Feb. 12, 2020

Added support of Splunk 8.x
Made Add-on Python2 and Python3 compatible
Added proxy support
Added extraction for CAS logs

Version 1.0.0
Oct. 18, 2019

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