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Written by: Kinney Group | Last Updated:

January 29, 2024
App Awareness

Originally Published:

November 11, 2022

Over time the installation, upkeep, and management of applications in your Splunk environment can become increasingly difficult. The more apps you install and use, the more you have to keep track of. What apps are installed? Are the versions of my apps the same throughout my environment? Is anyone even using these apps? While there’s not an easy way to answer these questions from within Splunk natively, App Awareness in the Atlas Platform allows you to get these answers and more, all from one easy-to-use interface.

Better Management of Splunk Apps

App Awareness Atlas allows admins to see which Splunk apps are deployed in Splunk environment, how they are being used, and who is using them. App Awareness also identifies any inconsistencies in your Splunk apps that may exist by displaying differences in app versions or default/local Knowledge Objects that are distributed across your Splunk deployment.

App Awareness is useful for helping to identify changes made to Splunk Apps over time, and understanding if any customizations or other preparations are needed before migrating to other servers, data centers, or Splunk Cloud (App Awareness is a companion application to the Atlas Splunk Migration Helper application).

Better Management of Splunk Knowledge Objects

App Awareness also provides expanded information for each installed application which includes a list of all known knowledge objects for that app, their type, owner, who can see them, where they are stored, and the last time that KO was updated.

Tracking local knowledge objects is notoriously difficult without a tool like App Awareness. This information is crucial for troubleshooting problematic apps, planning a migration to other Splunk servers, or considering a move from Splunk On-premise to Splunk Cloud.

Now that you know how the Atlas App Awareness application can take the guess work out of your Splunk migration and application management, why not check out our Atlas documentation for a closer look, or schedule a 1:1 discovery session to answer any questions you may have?

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