Splunk® Content Packs for ITSI and IT Essentials Work

Splunk Content Packs for ITSI and IT Essentials Work

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Use the Content Pack for VMware Dashboards and Reports

You now have the Content Pack for VMware Dashboards and Reports installed in your environment and the Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics is configured to collect performance data from your vCenter servers. Use the Content Pack dashboards to proactively monitor and troubleshoot your environment.

Requirements

  • You have a Splunk Enterprise username and password. Use this to log in to Splunk. Contact your system administrator for more information.
  • The ITSI or IT Essentials Work app and ITSI Content Library is set up to run on a search head and you have network access to it.

Use the content pack dashboards

To use the content pack dashboards, log in to Splunk Web and follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the search head where the Splunk App for Content Packs is installed along with ITSI or IT Essentials Work.
  2. Select App > IT Service Intelligence or IT Essentials Work to navigate to the app.
  3. Go to Dashboards > Dashboards to view the list of the dashboards installed.
  4. From the list of dashboards, those with " - VMware" are from the Content Pack for VMware Dashboards and Reports.

For a description of each of the dashboards, go to the Dashboard Reference for the Content Pack for VMware Dashboards and Reports.

Use the content pack reports

To use the content pack reports, log in to Splunk Web and follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the search head where the Splunk App for Content Packs is installed along with ITSI or IT Essentials Work.
  2. Select App > IT Service Intelligence or IT Essentials Work to navigate to the app.
  3. Go to Dashboards > Reports to view the list of the reports installed.

For a description of each of the reports, go to Reports Reference for the Content Pack for VMware Dashboards and Reports.

Customize the report search

The reports in the content pack are created from saved searches. You can use the default reports or you can customize the reports to suit your needs. To customize the report follow these steps:

  1. Open the report you want to customize.
  2. Select Edit > Open in Search.
  3. Edit the search.
  4. Select Save or Save As > Report if you want to save as a new report.

Clone a report

To make customizations to a clone of a report follow these steps:

  1. Open the report you want to customize.
  2. Select Edit > Clone to make customizations to a new report.
  3. Enter a report name and description in the New Title and New Description fields.
  4. For Permissions you can select Private or Clone to clone the existing report's permissions.
  5. Select Clone Report.

Edit the report description and the permissions

To edit the report description, select Edit > Edit Description.

To edit the report permissions, select Edit > Edit Permissions.

Schedule a report

To schedule a report, select Edit> Edit Schedule.

Last modified on 03 August, 2021
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Content Packs for ITSI and IT Essentials Work: current


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