Deployment & Upgrades

Deployment matrix

Splunk roles required
ITSI Search head yes
Indexer tiers no

If ITSI is running in Search Head Cluster (SHC), the ITSI module must be deployed by the SHC deployer.

The deployment and configuration of the ITSI module requires the creation of a dedicated metric index (by default called telegraf_kafka), see the implementation section.

Initial deployment

The deployment of the ITSI module for Telegraf Kafka is straight forward.

Deploy the ITSI module using one of the following options:

  • Using the application manager in Splunk Web (Settings / Manages apps)
  • Extracting the content of the tgz archive in the “apps” directory of Splunk
  • For SHC configurations (Search Head Cluster), extract the tgz content in the SHC deployer and publish the SHC bundle


Upgrading the ITSI module is pretty much the same operation than the initial deployment.

Upgrades of the components

Upgrading the different components (Telegraf, Jolokia, etc.) rely on each of the technologies, please consult the deployment main pages.