Use the monitoring console to view index and volume status
You can use the monitoring console to monitor most aspects of your deployment. This topic discusses the console dashboards that provide insight into indexing performance.
The primary documentation for the monitoring console is located in Monitoring Splunk Enterprise.
There are several dashboards that monitor the status of indexes and volumes. The dashboards are scoped either to a single instance or to the entire deployment. They are located under the Indexing menu:
- Indexes and Volumes: Instance
- Indexes and Volumes: Deployment
- Index Detail: Instance
- Index Detail: Deployment
- Volume Detail: Instance
- Volume Detail: Deployment
These dashboards provide a wealth of information about your indexes and volumes, such as:
- Disk usage by index
- Volume usage
- Index and volume size over time
- Data age
- Statistics for bucket types
- Bucket settings
View the dashboards themselves for more information. In addition, see "Indexing: Indexes and volumes" in Monitoring Splunk Enterprise.
Determine which indexes.conf changes require restart
Back up indexed data
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.5.1612 (Splunk Cloud only), 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, 6.5.5, 6.5.6, 6.5.7, 6.5.8, 6.5.9, 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 6.6.4, 6.6.5, 6.6.6, 6.6.7, 6.6.8, 6.6.9, 6.6.10, 6.6.11, 7.0.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.0.7, 7.0.8, 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.0, 7.2.1