Splunk® Enterprise

Managing Indexers and Clusters of Indexers

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Use the DMC to view index and volume status

You can use the distributed management console (DMC) to monitor most aspects of your deployment. This topic discusses the console dashboards that provide insight into indexing performance.

The primary documentation for the distributed management console is located in the Distributed Management Console Manual.

There are several dashboards that monitor the status of indexes and volumes. The dashboards are scoped either to a single instance or to the entire deployment. They are located under the Indexing menu:

  • Indexes and Volumes: Instance
  • Indexes and Volumes: Deployment
  • Index Detail: Instance
  • Index Detail: Deployment
  • Volume Detail: Instance
  • Volume Detail: Deployment

These dashboards provide a wealth of information about your indexes and volumes, such as:

  • Disk usage by index
  • Volume usage
  • Index and volume size over time
  • Data age
  • Statistics for bucket types
  • Bucket settings

View the dashboards themselves for more information. In addition, see "Indexing: Indexes and volumes" in the Distributed Management Console Manual.

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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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