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Indexer clustering: Service activity

This topic is a reference for the Indexer clustering: Service activity dashboard in the distributed management console. See “About the distributed management console.”

What does this view show?

Several panels about indexer clustering.

Interpret results in this view

The panels in this dashboard might show no data. They show data only when bucket repair activity has occurred.

These panels help identify how many fixup tasks Splunk Enterprise has to undertake (that is, its backlog). A fixup task can result in more than one job.

The last two panels measure the time spent hitting the clustering endpoints.

Splunk Support and/or engineering might look at this data to profile the type of activity the cluster master is doing.

What to look for in this view

Use this view when an unforeseen event occurs in the cluster, such as a peer going down.

Ideally you will never have tasks pending.

If the search factor is not met, your search results will be incomplete.

If generation is not met, the entire cluster is unsearchable. This is unlikely to happen with clusters after 6.1.

After an event, you can watch this dashboard to make sure that the numbers of tasks (and jobs) trend down. For a healthy cluster, you want these panels to have no data.

Troubleshoot this view

Make sure you have completed all of the DMC setup steps.

In particular:

  • Forward logs from search heads and deployers to indexers. See "DMC prerequisites."
  • All indexer clustering dashboards need members of an indexer cluster. See "Set cluster labels."
Last modified on 02 August, 2016
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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, 6.4.0, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 6.4.4, 6.4.5, 6.4.6, 6.4.7, 6.4.8, 6.4.9, 6.4.10, 6.4.11


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