Welcome to the official PowerMax for Splunk documentation!


PowerMax for Splunk provides Splunk users with a backend Technology Add-on (TA) and frontend app to simplify interaction with Splunk Enterprise environments.

The Splunk Technology Add-on for PowerMax allows a Splunk Enterprise administrator to collect inventory, performance information, alert, and audit log information from VMAX/PowerMax storage arrays. The TA is a wrapper around the opensource library PyU4V, providing programmatic access to the Unisphere for PowerMax REST API. You can directly analyse data use it as a contextual data feed to correlate with other operational or security data in Splunk Enterprise.

The Splunk App for Dell EMC PowerMax allows a Splunk Enterprise administrator to data from PowerMax arrays through the TA and present them in pre-built dashboards, tables, and time charts for in-depth analysis.

The TA and App can be downloaded from the links below:

From the PowerMax for Splunk 3.x release code for both the TA and app will be actively managed and maintained from the public Dell GitHub repo. The source for both code can be viewed and downloaded from the links below:

Version Info

PowerMax for Splunk


Technology Add-On


Minimum Unisphere Version

Array Model

VMAX-3, VMAX AFA, PowerMax

Array uCode

HyperMax OS, PowerMax OS

Minimum Splunk Version

Splunk Enterprise 8.1


Linux, Windows


Splunk Native 3.7


To get full support of all features in PowerMax for Splunk 3.x you will need to have your array u-code at level 5978.7xx.xxx (Hickory SR) or newer and use both Solutions Enabler 9.2.1 and Unisphere for PowerMax 9.2.1. PowerMax for Splunk uses new efficiency statistics which are only available in the Hickory SR release. If your array is lower than 5978.7xx.xxx then these statistics will not be reported on in PowerMax for Splunk.


PowerMax for Splunk has been tested and verified only against Python 3.x. There is no support for Python 2.x, it reached end-of-life in January 2020.

Getting Started


About the TA and App, what’s new, contact information, and hours of operation.


Supported versions, enabling performance metrics collection in Unisphere, configuring Unisphere users permissions for Splunk, SSL configuration, and installing the TA and App.


Configuring PowerMax for Splunk TA and App for your environment.

Unisphere for PowerMax Performance Metrics

Detailed list of all Splunk supported Unisphere performance category metrics.


How to get open issues or get support for PowerMax for Splunk.

Build your own Docs

PowerMax for Splunk docs have been included with the PowerMax for Splunk TA and App source code, if you would like to build the docs from scratch to view locally use the following commands:

$ pip install sphinx
$ pip install sphinx-rtd-theme
$ cd {powermax_for_splunk}/docs
$ make clean && make html

All of the necessary make files and Sphinx configuration files are included with PowerMax for Splunk so you can build the docs after the required dependencies have been installed.

Once the above commands have been run you will find newly generated html files within the {powermax_for_splunk}/docs/build folder. Open index.html within a browser of your choosing to view the docs offline. Generating the docs is not required, we have bundled the most up-to-date docs with PowerMax for Splunk so you can still navigate to {powermax_for_splunk}/docs/build/index.html within your browser to view PowerMax for Splunk docs offline.


PowerMax for Splunk 3.x is distributed under the Splunk EULA for Third-Party Content. Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an “as is” basis, without warranties conditions of any kind, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.