Splunk® Enterprise

Monitoring Splunk Enterprise

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About the Distributed Management Console

What is the Distributed Management Console?

The Distributed Management Console (DMC) is the Splunk Enterprise monitoring tool. It lets you view detailed topology and performance information about your Splunk Enterprise deployment.

The available dashboards provide insight into the following areas of your deployment or instance:

  • search performance and distributed search framework
  • indexing performance
  • operating system resource usage
  • Splunk app key value store performance
  • search head and indexer clustering
  • index and volume usage
  • forwarder connections and Splunk TCP performance
  • HTTP Event Collector performance
  • and license usage.

The DMC dashboards use data from Splunk Enterprise's internal log files such as metrics.log, as well as data available from Splunk Enterprise platform instrumentation.

Find the Distributed Management Console

From anywhere in Splunk Web, click Settings, and then click the Distributed Management Console icon on the left.

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DMC is visible only to users with the Splunk Enterprise admin role.

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What can the DMC do?

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 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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