Splunk Amazon Kinesis Modular Input v1.7.6


The Python code in this App is dual 2.7/3 compatible. This version of the App enforces Python 3 for execution of the modular input script when running on Splunk 8+ in order to satisfy Splunkbase AppInspect requirements. If running this App on Splunk versions prior to 8 , then Python 2.7 will get executed.


This is a Splunk Modular Input Add-On for indexing records from Amazon Kinesis.

What is Kinesis ?



Binary File Declaration

This App contains a custom modular input written in Java

As such , the following binary JAR archives are required


Activation Key


Modular Input logs will get written to $SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk/kinesismodinput_app_modularinput.log

These logs are rotated after a max size of 5MB with a backup limit of 5.

Setup logs will get written to $SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk/kinesismodinput_app_setuphandler.log

These logs are rotated daily with a backup limit of 5.

The Modular Input logging level can be specified in the input stanza you setup. The default level is INFO.

You can search for these log sources in the _internal index or browse to the Logs menu item on the App's navigation bar.

Any Splunk internal errors can also be searched like : index=_internal kinesis.py ERROR

JVM Heap Size

The default heap maximum is 64MB. If you require a larger heap, then you can alter this in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/kinesis_ta/bin/kinesis.py

JVM System Properties

You can declare custom JVM System Properties when setting up new input stanzas. Note : these JVM System Properties will apply to the entire JVM context and all stanzas you have setup

Customized Message Handling

The way in which the Modular Input processes the received Kinesis records is enitrely pluggable with custom implementations should you wish.

To do this you code an implementation of the com.splunk.modinput.kinesis.AbstractMessageHandler class and jar it up.

Ensure that the necessary jars are in the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/kinesis_ta/bin/lib directory.

If you don't need a custom handler then the default handler com.splunk.modinput.kinesis.DefaultMessageHandler will be used.

App Object Permissions

Everyone's Splunk environment and Users/Roles/Permissions setup are different.

By default this App ships with all of it's objects globally shared (in metadata/default.meta )

So if you need to limit access to functionality within the App , such as who can see the setup page , then you should browse to Apps -> Manage Apps -> Amazon Kinesis Modular Input -> View Objects , and adjust the permissions accordingly for your specific Splunk environment.



BaboonBones.com offer commercial support for implementing and any questions pertaining to this App.