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RTI Connext DDS Splunk Modular Input

A Splunk Modular Input to allow inserting into Splunk data being sent over RTI Connext DDS


You need to have Splunk and node.js installed on your machine. The modular input uses RTI Connext DDS Connector. Please refer to Connector's release notes for supported platforms and node.js versions.


  1. Manually clone this repository directly into the Splunk app's home dir:
cd /opt/splunk/etc/apps
git clone
  1. Install RTI Connext DDS Connector on the root directory of the project:
cd /opt/splunk/etc/apps/rticonnextdds-splunk-modinput
npm i rticonnextdds-connector
  1. Restart Splunk so it will detect the new App.

  2. Log in Splunk as Administrator, then select Settings -> Data inputs

  3. You should see now a new data input called "RTI Connext DDS Splunk Modular Input". Click on the "+ Add new" button on the right to create an instance

  4. Enter the requested parameters and save it.


Name: Name of the stanza. This value identify the source of the events that are coming from this instance. The form of the source field is: rticonnextdds://<stanzaName> .

Participant: Fully qualified name of the DDS Domain Participant to use in form "ParticipantLibrary::ParticipantName"

Data Readers: A comma-separated value of fully qualified data readers that are defined in the provided XML file. The format of each data reader name is: "SubscriberName::DatareaderName". Make sure you include ALL the data readers defined in the supplied XML file here!

Transformation plug-ins: A comma-separated list of plugins (as defined in the transform_plugins directory) that will be invoked after the reception of each sample from DDS. The plugin can be used to filter out or transform the received data before sending it to Splunk. Multiple plug-ins are invoked in the same order as declared here.

UserXML: The full path of the XML file containing the configuration to use. If this parameter is not specified, the application will use a file called "USER_QOS_PROFILES.xml" located in the app's home directory

Example with Shapes Demo

This repository contains a User QoS Profile XML file under the examples directory that allow the reception of the data coming from Shapes Demo. This example will also demonstrate the use of transformation plug-ins. will Follow this script to see this modular input in action to filter and insert data from Shapes Demo.

Create an instance of the RTI Connext DDS Splunk Modular Input and use the following parameters:

  • name=ShapeDemo
  • Participant = SplunkParticipantLibrary::SplunkParticipant
  • Data Readers List = SquareSubscriber::SquareReader, CircleSubscriber::CircleReader
  • Transformation plug-ins: changedir
  • User XML: /opt/splunk/etc/apps/rticonnextdds_splunk_modinput/examples/ShapesDemo.xml
  • Verbose: FALSE

Select the Search & Reporting App from Splunk and enter the following real-time filter: sourcetype=rticonnextdds . Select a 30 second window

Start Shapes demo, and start publishing a Square using Shapes Extended data type (the default type).

You should see periodically some samples coming into Splunk. The selected transformation plug-in changedir filters out all the samples received from Shapes Demo, except when a change in direction is detected either on the x or y direction.

The same modular input can be used for multiple participants, create a new instance and now use the following parameters:

  • name=BasicShapeDemo
  • Participant = SplunkParticipantLibrary::BaseParticipant
  • Data Readers List = TriangleSubscriber::TriangleReader
  • Transformation plug-ins: changedir
  • User XML: /opt/splunk/etc/apps/rticonnextdds_splunk_modinput/examples/ShapesDemo.xml
  • Verbose: FALSE

Start a new instance of Shapes Demo. Select Controls -> Configuration.

Stop the participant and select "Shape" as data type. Start the participant and now publish a triangle.

You should receive triangle samples in Splunk whenever the triangle change direction.

Important Notes

The modular input requires an XML file containing the types, the domain definitions and the declaration of all the participant and entities (the data readers) that will receive the DDS samples. Since this modular input is based on RTI Connext DDS Connector, you must list all the data readers declared in the XML file in the "Data Readers". Failure to do so, will result in a high CPU usage since Connector will still instantiate all the data readers, but the modular input will not read samples from all of them, causing the notification event of "new sample received" to remain in the event loop forever.

Refer to the code if you want to implement new transformation plug-ins.


A Splunk Modular Input that allows inserting RTI Connext DDS data into Splunk.






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