What can the Monitoring Console do?
There are three main configuration states for the Monitoring Console.
- You can leave the Monitoring Console unconfigured in standalone mode on your Splunk Enterprise instance. This means that you can navigate to the Monitoring Console on your individual instance in your deployment and see that particular instance's performance.
- You can go through the configuration steps, still in standalone mode, which lets you access the default platform alerts.
- You can go through the configuration steps for distributed mode, which lets you log into one instance and view the console's information for every instance in your deployment.
Find answers to common problems
The Monitoring Console is a rich source of troubleshooting information about your Splunk Enterprise deployment. Here are a few examples of problems you can investigate with this tool.
|My users are reporting errors when they run a search, like "Peer x is unresponsive", "Peer did not participate in search", or "Results might be incomplete".||Possible starting points include:
|My users' UI is slow||Resource usage: Instance for the instance experiencing problems.|
|My search performance is slow||Resource usage: Deployment, Scheduler activity, or Search activity|
|Is my indexer/search head up/down right now?||Overview > Topology|
|Is indexer workload distributed evenly across instances?||Indexing performance: Deployment|
|What are my indexes' retention policies?||Indexing > Indexes and Volumes: Instance|
|KV store is not initializing||Search > KV Store: Deployment|
|Splunk Web errors that disk space is full||Resource usage: Machine or Indexes and volumes dashboards|
About the Monitoring Console
How the Monitoring Console works
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, 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.3.0