Splunk® App for Microsoft Exchange

Deploy and Use the Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange

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Confirm and troubleshoot DNS data collection

Check the indexer for data

After you configure and deploy the Splunk Add-on for Windows DNS into your DNS deployment client, check the deployment server to see that data has arrived.

  1. In the system bar, click Apps > Search & Reporting. Splunk Enterprise loads the Search & Reporting app.
  2. Click Data Summary. Splunk brings up the data summary page with the "Hosts" tab active.
  3. Scan through the list of host names for the name of your DNS deployment client.
    • If you do not see the deployment client host name, then there is a problem occurring between the client and the indexer. Confirm that:
      • You have properly configured receiving on the indexer.
      • You have properly configured the "send to indexer" app to forward data to the indexer.
      • No network issue exists between the deployment client and the indexer.
  4. Click the host name in the list. Splunk Enterprise displays a search window that shows all events associated with the deployment client host name.
  5. Search through the data to see that all of the events you configured in the Splunk Add-on for Windows DNS have been sent to the indexer. See Sample Active Directory searches and dashboards.
    • If you do not see the events you expect, try these steps:
      • Confirm that you have placed the add-on in the deployment apps directory and reloaded the deployment server.
      • Confirm that the deployment client does not have errors attempting to collect the data.
      • More troubleshooting steps are available in the Splunk Troubleshooting manual.

Next Step

You have configured and deployed the Splunk Add-on for Windows DNS to your DNS Server deployment clients. This now means that DNS data is present on your Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange indexer. The next step is to get Exchange data onto the indexer.

Get Exchange Data: Configure Exchange servers

Last modified on 13 January, 2017
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for Microsoft Exchange: 3.4.1


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