Unable to successfully configure the CiscoSplunkConnector ACI app to connect to Splunk deployment. How to get hands on some configuration documentation.
The Splunk ACI app is actually a full-blown installation of Splunk on the APIC in a heavy forwarder configuration. So in order for this to work, you must configure a Receiver port on your Indexer/Receiver to consume this data from the APIC. At this time, the Splunk ACI app will only forwards data unencrypted over TCP, so you must configure your Receiver port accordingly.
The Splunk ACI app gathers data by making REST calls to the APIC. At this time, these REST calls only support HTTP (not HTTPS), so you must configure your APIC Management Policy to allow management access over HTTP. This policy was found in Fabric > Fabric Policies > Pod Policies > Policies > Management Access > Default. The developers do have a way to reconfigure the Splunk ACI app to work over HTTPS, but it was only something the developer is able to do -As a end user you won't have access to this. Planning to provide this as an option in a future Splunk ACI app release.
One final item...When you look on the Splunk web site, you will find 'Cisco ACI App for Splunk Enterprise' and 'Cisco ACI Add-on for Splunk Enterprise'. In order to see the data from the Splunk ACI app, all you need is to create an index on your indexer named 'apic' and install the 'Cisco ACI App for Splunk Enterprise' on your Search Head. But there is an alternative. You could also install and configure the 'Cisco ACI Add-on for Splunk Enterprise' on your indexer instead of installing the Splunk ACI app on your APIC. The Splunk Add-on will gather exactly the same data.
Having said all of that, here is a general understanding of how to configure the Splunk ACI app:
Splunk Appliance IP Address - this is the address of your Indexer/Receiver
Username/Password: This is the credentials the Forwarder (Splunk ACI app) will use to register with the Receiver.
Active Port Number: This is the receiver port on your Receiver/Indexer
The configuration screen will be improved for clarity in upcoming releases.