Splunk® Enterprise

Monitoring Splunk Enterprise

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Single-instance Monitoring Console setup steps

This topic is an overview of the steps to set up your monitoring console for a standalone Splunk Enterprise instance. To configure the monitoring console for your entire Splunk Enterprise deployment, see "Multi-instance deployment setup steps."

To set up a monitoring console for a standalone deployment, perform the following steps:

Step number Description of step How to proceed with this step
1 Ensure your deployment meets the prerequisites. See Monitoring console setup prerequisites.
2 Set up the monitoring console in standalone mode. See Configure Monitoring Console in standalone mode.
3 (optional) Use the monitoring console forwarder dashboards. See Configure forwarder monitoring for the Monitoring Console.
4 (optional) Enable platform alerts. See Enable and configure platform alerts.
5 (optional) Modify or add Health Check items. See Customize Health Check.
6 (optional) Customize color mappings for the Overview page. Navigate to Monitoring Console > Settings > Overview Preferences.

Get started

To configure your monitoring console for standalone deployment, first verify the prerequisites on your instance. Begin with Monitoring Console setup prerequisites.

Multi-instance deployment monitoring console setup steps
Which instance should host the console?

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.5.1612 (Splunk Cloud only), 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, 6.5.5, 6.5.6, 6.5.7, 6.5.8, 6.5.9, 6.5.10, 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 6.6.4, 6.6.5, 6.6.6, 6.6.7, 6.6.8, 6.6.9, 6.6.10, 6.6.11, 6.6.12, 7.0.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.0.7, 7.0.8, 7.0.9, 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.1.6, 7.1.7, 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6

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