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Application Lifecycle Management: Splunk-Built Apps and Add-ons August 2019

Farewell, my young Muse! since we now can ne'er meet;
If our songs have been languid, they surely are few:
Let us hope that the present at least will be sweet---
The present---which seals our eternal Adieu.
Farewell To The Muse ~by Lord Byron

Today, we are announcing the end of availability for a number of Splunkbase apps and add-ons. This announcement starts the clock for a 90-calendar-day end of support window that concludes on Monday, October 30, 2019. The following lists of apps and add-ons are organized into four sections, to understand the difference between these sections and how these changes affect you please read the section descriptions below.

  • End of Support: The first section covers apps that are will be removed from support. This means after the 90 day window closes, any cases opened against these apps will no longer be covered by Splunk support or engineering, however all apps will still be available to download from Splunkbase “AS IS”. Any changes on the vendor side may break functionality of these addons
  • End of Life: The second section covers apps that are will be End of Life’d (EoL’d). This means after the 90 day window closes, the apps will no longer be supported and download links will be removed from Splunkbase.
  • Open Sourced: The third section are for those applications that have been open sourced for further development, following the close of the 90 day window the Splunkbase page will point to the Github repo, and support for these apps will be handed over to the community. 
  • Transferred to Partners: The final section are for those applications that have been transferred to partners for further development and either already have replacements available on Splunkbase, or will soon. Apps in the third section will be removed from Splunkbase and support requests will be redirected to the partner in question.
     

Section 1: End of Support

Splunk App for ServiceNow
Announced: August 1, 2019
Splunk has decided to cease development and support for the Add-on for IBM WebSphere. After the 90-day window this app will no longer be supported. Some 3rd-party replacements of this functionality exist on Splunkbase.

Section 2: End of Life

Splunk Add-on for Kafka
Announced: August 1, 2019
This application has been superseded by the Splunk Connect for Kafka and the functionality has been incorporated into it. Checkout the Splunk Connect for Kafka app.

Splunk Add-on for IBM WebSphere Application Server
Announced: August 1, 2019
Splunk has decided to cease development and support for the Add-on for IBM WebSphere. After the 90-day window this app will no longer be supported and removed from Splunkbase. Some 3rd-party replacements of this functionality exist on Splunkbase.

Section 3: Open Sourced

No apps in this section.

Section 4: Transferred to Partners

Splunk Add-on for Blue Coat ProxySG
Announced: August 1, 2019
In an effort to have 3rd parties take over development of integrations, Symantec has agreed to take over development of the Blue Coat Proxy add-on for Splunk. Check out their apps:

Splunk Add-on for Box
Announced: August 1, 2019
In an effort to have 3rd parties take over development of integrations, Box has agreed to take over development of the Box add-on for Splunk. Their replacement apps are in development and should be available soon.

Splunk Add-on for Checkpoint OPSEC LEA
Announced: August 1, 2019
In an effort to have 3rd parties take over development of integrations, Hurricane Labs has agreed to take over development of the Check Point add-on for Splunk. Check out their apps:

Splunk Add-on for F5 BIG-IP
Announced: August 1, 2019
In an effort to have 3rd parties take over development of integrations, F5 has agreed to take over development of the F5 add-on for Splunk. Check out their new apps:

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Alex is a former customer turned Splunker. He started his career with the Department of Energy at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a Splunk analyst. In February of 2015, Alex joined Splunk. He started by fighting fires in IT, where he was the product owner for the internal deployment of Splunk. Later, he transitioned into Product Management. Today, he works on add-ons and connectors for cloud providers and dev ops services. He grew up in central Indiana, and now lives in Hayward, CA with his wife where they do college and young adult ministry with their church. In his free time he enjoys roasting/brewing/drinking coffee, hiking, reading, gaming, and lots of movies.

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