Get started with the Splunk Supporting Add-on for VMware
You now have the Splunk Supporting Add-on for VMware installed in your environment and the Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics is configured to collect performance data from your vCenter servers. Use the app to proactively monitor and troubleshoot your environment.
- You have a Splunk Enterprise username and password. Use this to log in to the Splunk Supporting Add-on for VMware. Contact your system administrator for more information.
- The Splunk Supporting Add-on for VMware is set up to run on a search head and you have network access to it.
Log into Splunk Web
To log into Splunk Web and access the Splunk Supporting Add-on for VMware, perform the following steps:
- Make sure Splunk Enterprise is running in your environment.
- Open a browser and log into Splunk Web on your search head. Access Splunk Web at http://<hostname>:port where hostname is the host system and port is the port you specified during the installation (the default port is 8000).
- Log in using the default login,
- When using a Splunk Enterprise license, launching Splunk Web for the first time takes you to the login screen. Follow the message that asks you to authenticate with the default credentials.
- When you sign in with your default password, you are asked to create a new password. You can either skip this step or create a new password (optional). You do not need to authenticate to use Splunk Enterprise with a free license. In this case, when you start Splunk Web you are directed to the Home page or to the default App for your account.
- Select App > Splunk Supporting Add-on for VMware to navigate to the app
This section introduces you to all of the dashboards in the Splunk Supporting Add-on for VMware.
More detailed descriptions of each of the dashboards are available in the Dashboards Reference.
|Capacity Planning (Clusters)||See how a cluster uses memory and CPU resources. See Capacity Planning Clusters.|
|Capacity Planning (Hosts)||See how the hosts in your environment use memory and cpu resources. Knowing resource usage helps you plan to reduce bottlenecks. See Capacity Planning Hosts.|
|Capacity Planning for Clusters - CPU Headroom||Get detailed information about CPU usage for a cluster and the virtual machines in the cluster.
Plan cluster capacity for virtual machines based on available CPU headroom. See Capacity Planning for Clusters - CPU Headroom.
|Capacity Planning for Clusters - Memory Headroom||Get detailed information about Memory usage for a cluster and the virtual machines in the cluster.
Plan cluster capacity for virtual machines based on available memory headroom. See Capacity Planning for Clusters - Memory Headroom.
|Capacity Forecasting||Predict the usage of the resources (CPU, memory, and disk) in your virtual environment over time. See Capacity Forecasting.|
|Virtual Machine Snapshots||Get information about snapshotting activities for virtual machines in your environment. See Virtual Machine Snapshots.|
Install the Splunk Supporting Add-on for VMware
Dashboard reference for the Splunk Supporting Add-on for VMware
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Supporting Add-on for VMware: 1.0.0