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Monitoring Splunk Enterprise

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Multi-instance deployment DMC setup steps

This topic is an overview of the steps to set up your Distributed Management Console (DMC) to monitor your entire Splunk Enterprise deployment. To configure monitoring on a single instance, see Single-instance DMC setup steps in this manual.

1. Decide which instance should host the DMC for your deployment.

2. Make sure your deployment meets the prerequisites, including forwarding internal logs.

3. Set cluster labels.

4. Add all instances as search peers.

5. Set up DMC in distributed mode.

6. Set up forwarder monitoring if you want to use the DMC forwarder dashboards.

7. Enable preconfigured platform alerts.

Get started

Decide where in your deployment to host the Distributed Management Console. See Which instance should host the console?.

Last modified on 25 August, 2016
About the distributed management console
Single-instance DMC setup steps

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.3.0, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.3.4, 6.3.5, 6.3.6, 6.3.7, 6.3.8, 6.3.9, 6.3.10, 6.3.11, 6.3.12, 6.3.13, 6.3.14

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