Troubleshooting Manual

 


Splunk on Splunk app

Splunk on Splunk app

Splunk on Splunk is an app that uses Splunk diagnostic tools to analyze and troubleshoot your Splunk configuration. SoS contains views and tooling that allow you to do the following:

  • View, search and compare Splunk configuration files.
  • Detect and expose errors and anomalies in your installation, including inspection of crash logs.
  • Measure indexing performance and expose event processing bottlenecks.
  • View details of scheduler and user-driven search activity.
  • Analyze data volume metrics captured by Splunk.

Download the Splunk on Splunk app from Splunkbase.

Looking at your Splunk installation with Splunk on Splunk

Each view offers help to explain the significance of the different charts and panels shown, as well as the searches that populate them.

The SoS app (version 1.0) contains the following views:

Home: Provides an introduction to SoS.

Configuration File Viewer: Provides a layered view of the Splunk configuration files, allowing you to search and compare files side by side.

Errors: Parses Splunk's internal logs to help expose errors and abnormal behavior. Contains dedicated search controls to help you locate the source of problems.

Warnings: Detects known problems that may exist on your Splunk instance.

Crash Log Viewer: Detects and displays recent crash logs and correlates them with Splunk log files.

Indexing Performance: Tracks indexing performance, allowing you to correlate measured latency and data volume with the size of event processing queues.

Search Detail Activity: Displays CPU utilization for all searches, providing various ways to analyze and compare searches.

UI and User Search Activity: Provides analysis of dashboards most viewed, user activity, time to completion, and other related data for searches.

Scheduler Activity: Shows a variety of performance and usage metrics for the search scheduler. Also, displays statistics on alert actions associated with scheduled searches.

Metrics: Shows license usage over time as well as different breakdowns of indexing throughput (per source, per source type, per host, per index) recorded in metrics.log. Also provides statistics on incoming and outgoing network traffic.

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk: 4.2.3 , 4.2.4 , 4.2.5 , 4.3 , 4.3.1 , 4.3.2 , 4.3.3 , 4.3.4 , 4.3.5 , 4.3.6 , 4.3.7 , 5.0 , 5.0.1 , 5.0.2 , 5.0.3 , 5.0.4 , 5.0.5 , 5.0.6 , 5.0.7 , 5.0.8 , 6.0 , 6.0.1 , 6.0.2 , 6.0.3 View the Article History for its revisions.


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