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Monitoring Splunk Enterprise

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Set cluster labels

This topic is a step in the process of setting up the monitoring console for a Splunk Enterprise deployment.

Set labels on your indexer clusters and search head clusters, so that the monitoring console can identify the instances associated with them. The labels allow the monitoring console to populate the indexer clustering and search head clustering dashboards.

During cluster deployment

Set the label during initial deployment of the cluster. If necessary, you can set or change the label later.

To set the indexer cluster label during deployment, see Enable the indexer cluster master node in the Managing Indexers and Clusters of Indexers manual.

To set the search head cluster label during deployment, see Deploy a search head cluster in the Distributed Search manual.

After cluster deployment

If you are deploying a new cluster, set cluster labels during the deployment process. If your cluster is already deployed, set cluster labels at the beginning of the monitoring console setup according to the following tables.

Splunk Enterprise version and cluster type Where? How?
6.3.0+ indexer cluster On the cluster master See Configure the master with the dashboard in the Managing Indexers and Clusters of Indexers manual. Alternatively, run the following CLI command from the cluster master:

splunk edit cluster-config -cluster_label <CLUSTER LABEL>

Pre-6.3.0 indexer cluster On the monitoring console setup page Set label for all instances in cluster


Splunk Enterprise version and cluster type Where? How?
6.3.0+ search head cluster members On any search head cluster member See Configure the search head cluster in the Distributed Search manual. Alternatively, run the following CLI command from any cluster member:

splunk edit shcluster-config -shcluster_label <CLUSTER LABEL>

Pre-6.3.0 search head cluster members On the monitoring console setup page Set the label for all instances in the cluster
Search head cluster deployer On the monitoring console setup page Set the label for the deployer instance

Whichever method you use to edit cluster labels, go to the monitoring console setup page and click Apply Changes to update the monitoring console asset table.

About the monitoring console setup page

The monitoring console setup page in Splunk Web is at Monitoring Console > Settings > General Setup.

After editing cluster labels, click Apply Changes.


Next step

To continue setting up your monitoring console in a distributed deployment, see Add instances as search peers to the Monitoring 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, 7.1.0, 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


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