Splunk® IT Essentials Work

Overview of Splunk IT Essentials Work

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Overview of Splunk IT Essentials Work

IT Essentials Work (ITE Work) is a free app that helps you start monitoring and analyzing your IT infrastructure.

ITE Work includes data integrations and investigation tools for operating systems, virtual infrastructures, and containers. Use ITE Work to automatically discover and bring in data in the form of entities. An entity represents an IT component that requires management to deliver an IT service. Entities are usually hosts, but can also be items such as cloud or virtual resources, network devices, or applications. Related dashboards are also created as part of the entity integrations. These dashboards give you insight into the health and performance of your entities.

ITE Work is available both for Splunk Cloud Platform customers and Splunk Enterprise customers.

What can I do with IT Essentials Work?

Find information about the tasks you'd like to perform in the following table:

Task Tool Documentation
Automatically discover and create entities from onboarded data for known entity types. Entity integrations


These default entity integrations are available in ITE Work:

  • Unix and Linux
  • Windows
  • VMware vSphere
  • Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring

See Overview of entity integrations in ITSI.

Import additional entities into ITE Work. Entity discovery searches See ITSI Entity discovery searches.
Classify data sources and create statistical calculations to measure the health of the data source. Entity types and vital metrics See Overview of entity types in ITSI.
Get a holistic view of all entities in your environment, as well as the health of those entities across various platforms. Infrastructure Overview dashboard See About the Infrastructure Overview in ITSI.
Investigate alerts caused by changes in the vital metrics for entity types in your environment. Alert Review dashboard See Overview of Alerts Review in IT Essentials Work.
Install prepackaged content to quickly set up your ITE Work environment and start using the data you've brought in. Splunk App for Content Packs and Splunk Content Packs for ITSI and ITE Work
Upgrade to ITSI to unlock service insights and event analytics capabilities. License manager

Get started with IT Essentials Work

To install IT Essentials Work and start monitoring your IT infrastructure, see Install IT Essentials Work.

Last modified on 22 November, 2021
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Install Splunk IT Essentials Work

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® IT Essentials Work: 4.9.1, 4.9.2, 4.9.3, 4.9.4, 4.10.0 Cloud only, 4.10.1 Cloud only, 4.10.2 Cloud only


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