Splunk® Enterprise

Workload Management

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Monitor workload management

The monitoring console includes workload management dashboards that provide insight into various aspects of your workload management deployment, including configuration information, resource usage, and activity details for both single instance and distributed deployments.

To view workload management dashboards:

  1. In Splunk Web, click Settings > Monitoring Console.
  2. Click Resource Usage > Workload Management.
  3. Select from the following dashboard pages:
    • Workload Management Overview
    • Workload Management Activity: Instance
    • Workload Management Activity: Deployment

Workload Management Overview

The Workload management overview page includes these dashboards:

  • Workload management status and workload pool configuration
  • CPU and memory usage

Workload management status and workload pool configuration

These dashboards shows information about your deployment, including whether workload management is supported and enabled on individual Linux instances. They also displays error messages and workload pool configuration details.

WLM MC dashboard.png

CPU and memory usage

The CPU and memory usage dashboards show resource consumption on a per pool basis. You can use these dashboards to monitor the total amount of resources that assigned search processes are consuming within individual pools.

Monitoring workload pool consumption can help you provision resources efficiently and help you avoid assigning too many searches to a pool, which can impact search performance.

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Workload Management Activity: Instance

This set of dashboards let you monitor workload management activity on a per instance basis. Use the snapshot view to monitor current resource usage across all workload pools.

WLM mc activity snapshot.png

Use the historical view to monitor cpu and memory usage of individual workload pools over a selected time range.

The historical view also displays the top 10 memory-consuming searches in a pool. This dashboard can help you identify searches that are consuming large amounts of CPU and memory resources.

WLM mc instance historical.png

Workload Management Activity: Deployment

This set of dashboards lets you monitor workload management activity across a distributed deployment. Use the snapshot view to monitor the the current status of workload pools across multiple instances.

WLM mc deployment snapshot.png

Use the historical view to monitor cpu and memory usage of individual workload pools over a selected time range across your distributed deployment.

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Last modified on 10 September, 2019
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 7.3.0, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 7.3.4, 7.3.5, 7.3.6, 7.3.7, 7.3.8, 7.3.9

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