Splunk® Enterprise

Monitoring Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise version 9.0 will no longer be supported as of June 14, 2024. See the Splunk Software Support Policy for details. For information about upgrading to a supported version, see How to upgrade Splunk Enterprise.

About the Monitoring Console

What is the Monitoring Console?

The Monitoring Console is the Splunk Enterprise monitoring tool. It lets you view detailed topology and performance information about your Splunk Enterprise deployment. Before Splunk Enterprise version 6.5.0, the Monitoring Console was called the Distributed Management Console.

The available dashboards provide insight into the following areas of your deployment or instance:

  • search performance and distributed search framework
  • indexing performance
  • operating system resource usage
  • Splunk app key value store performance
  • search head and indexer clustering
  • index and volume usage
  • forwarder connections and Splunk TCP performance
  • HTTP Event Collector performance
  • and license usage.

The Monitoring Console dashboards use data from Splunk Enterprise's internal log files such as metrics.log, as well as data available from Splunk Enterprise platform instrumentation.

Find the Monitoring Console

From anywhere in Splunk Web, click Settings, and then click the Monitoring Console icon on the left.

This screen image shows the settings menu. The icon for the Monitoring Console is on the left of the image, about two-thirds of the way down.

The Monitoring Console is visible only to users with the Splunk Enterprise admin role.

For information about the Monitoring Console in Splunk Cloud Platform, see Introduction to the Cloud Monitoring Console in the Splunk Cloud Platform Admin Manual.

Last modified on 10 August, 2021
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 8.0.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4, 8.0.5, 8.0.6, 8.0.7, 8.0.8, 8.0.9, 8.0.10, 8.1.0, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.1.6, 8.1.7, 8.1.8, 8.1.9, 8.1.10, 8.1.11, 8.1.12, 8.1.13, 8.1.14, 8.2.0, 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.2.3, 8.2.4, 8.2.5, 8.2.6, 8.2.7, 8.2.8, 8.2.9, 8.2.10, 8.2.11, 8.2.12, 9.0.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.3, 9.0.4, 9.0.5, 9.0.6, 9.0.7, 9.0.8, 9.0.9, 9.1.0, 9.1.1, 9.1.2, 9.1.3, 9.1.4, 9.2.0, 9.2.1

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