Splunk® DB Connect

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Check DB Connect installation health

Beginning with version 3.1.0, DB Connect provides health checks for the Splunk Access and customize health check to help you diagnose common issues.

Note:

  • The Monitoring Console is only visible to users with the Splunk Enterprise admin role.
  • The health check feature is available with Splunk version 6.5 and higher.

To use the health check, go to Settings of your Splunk instance and select Monitoring console. On the monitoring console page, select Health Check tab. There are seven configured health check items provided by DB Connect. You can check the health of these items by selecting DB Connect and clicking Start, or leave the filters blank to run all available health checks.

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The Splunk DB Connect health check items are:

  • DB Connect connection configuration.
    Checks that database connection configurations (identities and connections) are syntactically correct and that you can resolve all dependencies between stanzas.
  • Data lab configuration.
    Checks that data access configurations (inputs, outputs, lookups) are syntactically correct and that you can resolve all dependencies between stanzas.
  • Note:

    • Configuration entries with incorrect syntax don't display in the user interface, and you must correct them using configuration files.
  • JDBC driver installation.
    Checks that connections configured in DB Connect have the corresponding JDBC driver and version installed correctly.
  • DB Connect file permission.
    Checks the existence and permission settings of the folders that the DB Connect processes needs to read and write: DB Connect application folder, checkpoint folder and log folder.
  • JVM installation.
    Checks the existence and version of the JVM that you configured DB Connect to use to run individual commands and the Task Server.
  • Java server configuration.
    Checks the JVM bootstrap conditions of the DB Connect Task Server.
  • Kerberos environment configuration.
    Checks the configuration file for Kerberos is correctly configured to support Microsoft Active Directory authentication. This item is only performed on Linux servers when at least one database connection uses Kerberos.


After the health check process is complete, the result summary (how many succeeds, how many errors or warning messages) displays on the page. You can expand each health check item to see the detailed result.

Example 1: After checking all the health check items, all the health check items are successful.

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Example 2: After checking all the DB Connect health check items, there are some issues in Data lab configuration and JDBC driver installation.
You can expand the health check item JDBC driver installation, it shows the error messages and suggested action provided by Splunk. You can also view the details of the issue in the Result table.

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Besides installation health check, DB Connect also provides pre-built panels for you to monitor DB Connect input health, input performance and the connection health with the database. See Monitor database connection health for details.

Last modified on 29 September, 2022
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® DB Connect: 3.11.0, 3.11.1


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