About the Content Pack for Monitoring Microsoft Windows
The Content Pack for Monitoring Microsoft Windows provides the elements necessary for monitoring your OS health related to Windows servers. It uses the heavy or universal forwarder and an add-on to collect and send data to event indexes. This content pack relies on the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Windows, where the collected data is sent to event indexes. For more information, see the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Windows.
The content pack includes a preconfigured service template for monitoring OS health metrics for CPU, memory, disk, and network. The KPIs in the service template are configured for general purposes only and must be tuned to accommodate your specific use case.
On-premises users currently need to download the embedded backup ZIP file from the installation steps in the documentation and restore it in ITSI using the backup/restore functionality. The Content Library will be made available to on-premises users in a future release. See the installation instructions for this content pack to access the ZIP file.
This content pack contains the following objects:
- OS-level KPIs
- Eight KPI base searches:
- A service template:
Windows server health
- A sample service to use for testing entity filtering and KPI thresholds:
SAMPLE - Windows server healthto use for testing entity filtering and KPI thresholds.
Use the following table to determine ITSI version compatibility with various versions of the Content Pack for Monitoring Microsoft Windows:
|Content pack version||ITSI version|
|1.0.1||4.7.0 or higher|
|1.0.0||4.2.1 - 4.6.2|
- For ITSI deployment planning guidelines, see Plan your ITSI deployment in the Install and Upgrade Splunk IT Service Intelligence manual.
- For ITSI version compatibility with Splunk Enterprise versions, see Splunk products version compatibility matrix.
- For data collection requirements for this content pack, see Data requirements for the Content Pack for Monitoring Microsoft Windows.
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Release notes for the Content Pack for Monitoring Microsoft Windows
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Content Packs for ITSI and IT Essentials Work: current