Single-instance DMC setup steps
This topic is an overview of the steps you'll take to set up your distributed management console (DMC) to monitor a single Splunk Enterprise instance and its forwarders, and to use the DMC's platform alerts. To configure DMC monitoring on a Splunk Enterprise deployment, see "Multi-instance deployment setup steps."
- Make sure your instance meets the prerequisites.
- Set up DMC in standalone mode.
- Set up forwarder monitoring if you want to use the DMC's forwarder dashboards.
- Enable preconfigured platform alerts.
Verify the prerequisites on your instance. See DMC setup prerequisites.
Multi-instance deployment DMC setup steps
Which instance should host the console?
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