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Where is the OVA for Netapp TA Data Collection?

archspangler
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The release notes at https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/3418/#/overview

States " Additionally the ready to deploy OVA for deploying a Data Collection Node has been shipped separately as a standalone download on Splunkbase"

I am having trouble locating the OVA download on Splunkbase.

Can someone post the URL?

Thanks!

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mdonnelly_splun
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

@archspangler, I bet you've already worked around this by now - but I'm answering for everyone else with the same question.

A Data Collection Node is basically a Splunk heavy forwarder, configured and scheduled by a central Splunk process called "hydra". The collection of data from VMware and from NetApp ONTAP each use this approach.

There isn't a specific OVA for use with Netapp collection, BUT there's no reason you can't simply jumpstart the process by using the VMware OVA. (That's what I do, anyway.) This gives you benefits of an easily-deployed / easily configured virtual appliance as a starting point, where Splunk and the OS are ready to go.

To that, you simply add the NetApp components - and ignore the VMware components or disable or delete the VMware pieces. (They can live side-by-side without conflict, but don't try to use the same DCN for dual roles. The scheduler doesn't know how to balance such wildly different work loads.)

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woodcock
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"Data Collection Node" ("DCN") is a VMWare term; is it this one?
https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/3216/

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archspangler
Path Finder

I guess I am confused why in the release notes of the Netapp TA they talk about a VMWare Data Collection node?

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