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Configure Amazon Kinesis Firehose to send data to the Splunk platform

Go to the AWS Management Console to configure Amazon Kinesis Firehose to send data to the Splunk platform. See Choose Splunk for Your Destination in the AWS documentation for step-by-step instructions. Repeat this process for each token that you configured in the HTTP event collector, or that Splunk Support configured for you.

When prompted during the configuration, enter the following information:

Field in Amazon Kinesis Firehose configuration page



Select Splunk.

Splunk cluster endpoint

If you are using managed Splunk Cloud, enter your ELB URL in this format: For example, if your Splunk Cloud URL is, enter

If you are on a distributed Splunk Enterprise deployment, enter the URL and port of your data receiver node. For example, if you have an ELB that proxies traffic to your indexers with DNS name and port 443, enter

If you want to send data directly to multiple Splunk indexers acting as your data collection nodes, you need a URL that resolves to multiple IP addresses (one for each node) with the port enabled for HTTP event collector on those nodes. For example, if the hostname that resolves to your indexers is, enter

If you are on a single-instance Splunk Enterprise deployment, enter the HEC endpoint URL and port. For example, if your HEC endpoint is, enter

Splunk endpoint type

Select raw for most events using Kinesis Data Firehose. If your AWS Lambda function specifically makes your events into JSON format, then select event. For more information about preprocessing events, see Event formatting requirements.

Authentication token

Enter your HTTP event collector token that you configured or received from Splunk Support.

S3 backup mode

Best practice: Backup all events to S3 until you have validated that events are fully processed by the Splunk platform and available in Splunk searches. You can adjust this setting after you have verified data is searchable in the Splunk platform.

After you configure Amazon Kinesis Firehose to send data to the Splunk platform, go to the Splunk search page and search for the source types of the data you are collecting. See Source types for the Splunk Add-on for AWS for a list of source types that this add-on applies to your Firehose data. Validate that the data is searchable in the Splunk platform before you adjust the S3 backup mode setting in the AWS Management Console.

If you are unable to see your data in the Splunk platform, see Troubleshoot the Splunk Add-on for Amazon Web Services.