Splunk® Enterprise

Monitoring Splunk Enterprise

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Multi-instance deployment monitoring console setup steps

This topic is an overview of the steps to set up your monitoring console for your entire Splunk Enterprise deployment. To configure the monitoring console on a standalone instance, see Single-instance Monitoring Console setup steps in this manual.

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

Step number Description of step How to proceed with this step
1 Decide which instance will host the monitoring console for your deployment. See Which instance should host the console?
2 Ensure your deployment meets the prerequisites. See Monitoring console setup prerequisites.
3 Set search head cluster and indexer cluster labels. See Set cluster labels.
4 Add all instances as search peers. See Add instances as search peers to the monitoring console.
5 Set up the monitoring console in distributed mode. See Configure the monitoring console in distributed mode.
6 (optional) Use the monitoring console forwarder dashboards. See Configure forwarder monitoring for the Monitoring Console.
7 (optional) Enable platform alerts. See Enable and configure platform alerts.
8 (optional) Modify or add Health Check items. See Customize Health Check.
9 (optional) Customize color mappings for the Overview page. Navigate to Monitoring Console > Settings > Overview Preferences.

Get started

To set up your monitoring console for a distributed deployment, first decide where to host it in your deployment. Begin with Which instance should host the console?

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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, 7.0.10, 7.0.11, 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.1.6, 7.1.7, 7.1.8, 7.1.9, 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.3.0, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 8.0.0


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