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Monitor Splunk Cloud deployment health

The Monitoring Console lets Splunk Cloud administrators view information about the status of your Splunk Cloud deployment. Monitoring Console dashboards provide insight into how the following areas of your Splunk Cloud deployment are performing:

  • search
  • indexing
  • forwarder connections
  • indexer clustering and search head clustering, if applicable
  • license usage, if applicable.

Locate the Monitoring Console

If you have a self-service Splunk Cloud deployment, to find the Monitoring Console:

  1. Click Settings.
  2. Click the Monitoring Console icon on the left.

If you have a managed Splunk Cloud deployment, the Monitoring Console is an app.

  1. From anywhere in Splunk Web, click Apps.
  2. Click Monitoring Console.

On the App Management page, the Monitoring Console is named splunk_instance_monitoring.

Enable Platform Alerts

The Monitoring Console provides preconfigured alerts that you can enable. If a platform alert is triggered, the Monitoring Console displays a notification. In addition, you can set up an alert action (for example, send an email) to be performed when a platform alert is triggered. See Set up alert actions in the Alerting Manual for more details.

  • Self-service Splunk Cloud: Go to Monitoring Console > Settings > Alerts setup and click Advanced edit. Notifications are displayed in the Overview dashboard.
  • Managed Splunk Cloud: Go to Settings > Searches, reports, and alerts and select Monitoring Console in the App filter. Click the alert name and scroll down to Alert actions.

Dashboards

The Splunk Cloud Monitoring Console app provides information about your Splunk Cloud performance. The information is organized into several dashboards.

Dashboard Description For more information
Overview Information about the performance of your Splunk Cloud deployment, including license usage (if applicable), indexing performance, and search performance information. About license violations in the Splunk Enterprise Admin Manual
What Splunk Cloud does with your data in Getting Data In

About jobs and job management

Search Usage Statistics Information about how your users are running searches. Write better searches in the Splunk Enterprise Search Manual
Configure the priority of scheduled reports in the Reporting Manual
Scheduler Activity Information about how search jobs (reports) are scheduled. Configure the priority of scheduled reports in the Reporting Manual
HTTP Event Collector Status of HTTP event collection, if you have enabled this feature. Set up and use HTTP Event Collector in Getting Data In
Data Quality Displays any line breaking, aggregation, or event breaking errors in your incoming data. Resolve data quality issues in Getting Data In
Forwarders: Instance and Forwarders: Deployment Information about forwarder connections and status. To get data to appear on the two forwarder dashboards, navigate to Monitoring Console > Settings > Forwarder Monitoring Setup, or click the setup link in either of the forwarder dashboards and follow the setup instructions. Troubleshoot forwarder/receiver connection in Forwarding Data
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud: 6.6.3, 7.0.0, 7.0.2, 7.0.3


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