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Cloud Monitoring Console

This page contains information about new features, known issues, and issues resolved for the Cloud Management Console (CMC) app, grouped by release version and the generally available release date.

The release date indicates when updates to the CMC app were made available to all Splunk Cloud Platform customers. If you don't see these updates, this may be due to a local change that you made to your CMC app that overrides the automatic update process. For more information, contact your Splunk account representative.

Determine your CMC app version

To determine your current CMC app version and build, look at the About page. Click Support & Services > About. The CURRENT APPLICATION area at the bottom of the About page shows the app's version and build numbers.

September 2021

CMC version 2.3.4
Release date 16 September 2021
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Removed unused lookup to ensure knowledge bundle download size is as minimal as possible.
  • Made minor improvements to internal logging.
  • Removed the all-time search functionality from the License Entitlement panel of the Workload dashboard as it conflicted with specific workload management settings. Customers who have workload management rules to prevent all-time searches subsequently did not see a license entitlement value.
  • 2.3.3 known issue resolution: Removed the Search Performance Analysis dashboard because it displayed an incorrect bundle size value. A revamped Search Performance Analysis dashboard will be available in a future release.

August 2021

CMC version 2.3.3
Release date 17 August 2021
New feature or enhancement The following enhancement is available in this release:
  • Fixed a bug that caused an incorrect day offset calculation on the Ingest Volume panel of the Ingest dashboard.
Known issue The Search Performance Analysis dashboard displays an incorrect bundle size value. A fix is currently in progress and will be released in a future update.


CMC version 2.3.2
Release date 16 August 2021
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Provided important updates to the SVC functionality, as follows:
    • Updated the SVC calculation and redesigned the SVC Usage panel to show hourly SVC consumption. For customers with workload-based subscriptions, the redesign includes color-coded bars and lines to indicate when your deployment is performing within its licensed entitlement, or if it is close to meeting or exceeding certain thresholds.
    • Renamed the Workload Pricing dashboard to Workload and the Volume Licensing dashboard to Ingest and updated their respective URLs and menu navigation paths.
    • Revamped the Workload dashboard to include the following six new panels that contain charts showing your deployment's overall SVC usage, based on hourly calculations:
      • Data Ingestion: Shows the hourly rate of ingestion in GB.
      • Dispatch and Skipped Search Count: Shows the number of searches per hour that are dispatched or skipped.
      • SVC Consumers: Shows SVC consumption per hour utilized by system processes and resources.
      • SVC Usage by Search Type: Shows SVC consumption per hour by the assigned search type.
      • SVC Usage by Ingestion: Shows SVC consumption per hour by ingestion source.
      • SVC Usage by Top 10 <variable>: Shows high consumers of SVC per hour grouped by Apps, Searches, or Users.
  • Fixed a date offset issue that caused a data discrepancy error between the Split by and No Split charts on the Ingest dashboard (formerly called the Volume Licensing dashboard).
  • Fixed an issue with the Data Archive and Restoration Summary dashboard that caused some totals to display in bytes instead of gigabytes.

June 2021

CMC version 2.2.3
Release date 15 June 2021
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Fixed an issue with the Data Quality dashboard by ensuring double quotation marks surround the source and sourcetype in the underlying query.
  • Made internal improvements and bug fixes.

April 2021

CMC version 2.2.1
Release date 21 April 2021
New feature or enhancement The following enhancement is available in this release:
  • Enhanced the user experience for users viewing the User Detail and Forwarders: Instance dashboards. CMC now automatically populates the User field for the User Detail dashboard and the Instance field for the Forwarders: Instance dashboard with the first menu value to display data in the respective dashboard. Splunk Cloud Platform administrators can then change this default value to the desired user or instance.
CMC version 2.2.0
Release date 07 April 2021
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Added a new panel to CMC. The new Data Archive and Restoration Summary panel available under the License Usage tab shows summary information about your archived and restored data for indexes that are enabled with Dynamic Data Active Archive (DDAA). Splunk Cloud administrators can use the information in this panel to better monitor and optimize how their deployment uses DDAA.
  • Clarified a chart label value that appears in the Throughput: Last 24 Hours (GB) chart of the Index Detail dashboard. The Unknown Host value is now the Undefined Host value. This value appears when CMC encounters an index configuration issue that generally indicates the index host name is either not configured or incorrectly configured for a forwarder.

February 2021

CMC version 2.1.2
Release date 23 February 2021
New feature or enhancement Made minor improvements to internal data logging.
CMC version 2.1.1
Release date 18 February 2021
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Streamlined the CMC Alerts functionality. The new Triggered and Configured Alerts page available through the new Alerts tab shows Splunk Cloud administrators only the two preconfigured CMC alerts, SIM Alert - Missing Forwarders and SIM Alert - Skipped Searches, and any custom CMC alerts configured for their organization. Splunk Cloud administrators can enable and disable these alerts and also access the global Searches, Reports, and Alerts page to perform advanced actions.
  • Revised two panels in the Workload Pricing dashboard to better reflect the searchable storage of your deployment's active indexes and help you stay within your licensed data retention limits. The Searchable Index Storage panel now shows a table of the current searchable amount in GB for each actively searched index. The Current Searchable Index Storage now shows the current searchable index storage total in GB, and is calculated from the individual index totals that display in Searchable Index Storage.

January 2021

CMC version 1.20.1
Release date 19 January 2021
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Updated the Workload Pricing dashboard with the following:
    • Added the Indexer CPU Utilization chart to show the distribution of SVCs across an organization's indexers so customers can take action when usage approaches the maximum.
    • Updated the underlying SVC calculation of the SVC Usage panel to exclude the last 24 hours of data. This change improves the clarity of the displayed data. Also fixed a license display issue in the panel.
    • Updated the chart axis labels of the Top 10 SVC Consumers panel to indicate that the chart shows the percentage of SVC units over time consumed by the indexes, sources, or source types.
    • Made internal improvements to the SVC Entitlement query. Added UI copy and documentation link to the SVC Entitlement panel that the panel displays zero (0) for the following scenarios:
      • The organization has an ingest-based subscription.
      • The organization purchased a new workload pricing subscription that is still being processed and the SVCs aren't yet assigned.
  • Improved the underlying query of the Potentially Inefficient Searches panel on the Expensive Searches dashboard to better exclude false positives.
  • Updated the UI of various dashboards, panels, and charts to better the user experience through improved design consistency and standardization.
  • Fixed an issue introduced in 1.19.7 that caused erroneous restart messages to appear. Note: The 1.20.1 release does not automatically remove any existing restart messages. To remove these messages from your deployment, do the following:
  1. In the Splunk Cloud bar at the top of the page, clear the restart messages in the Messages tab.
  2. Request that Splunk restart the stack for your organization. If you have a support contract, file a new case using the Splunk Support Portal at Support and Services. Otherwise, contact Splunk Customer Support.

October 2020

CMC version 1.19.7
Release date 30 October 2020
New feature or enhancement Made various internal improvements and minor bug fixes.
CMC version 1.19.6
Release date 13 October 2020
New feature or enhancement Fixed an issue that prevented the Searchable Index Storage panel from displaying on CMC version 1.19.4 with Splunk version 8.0.2007.1.

September 2020

CMC version 1.19.4
Release date 30 September 2020
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Changed the term infrastructure-based licensing to either workload pricing subscription or workload pricing in the CMC app and documentation.
  • Removed the Index Ingest Usage panel and added the Searchable Index Storage and Current Searchable Index Storage panels to the Workload Pricing dashboard. These new panels let you monitor your organization's total actively searchable storage. For more information, see Review the Workload Pricing dashboard.
  • Made minor updates to the UI.
CMC version 1.19.3
Release date 24 September 2020
New feature or enhancement Fixed a query issue that caused a "No results found" message to display on the Source and Source Type graphs of the Top 10 SVC Consumers panel.
CMC version 1.19.1
Release date 04 September 2020
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Added high consumers of SVC by source and source type to the Infrastructure-based Licensing dashboard. Note: The Top 10 SVC Consuming Indexes panel is now titled Top 10 High Consumers to indicate high consumers of index, source, and source data resources. The panel formerly titled Top 10 High Consumers is now titled Top 10 High Users to indicate human and virtual Splunk Cloud administrators who are high consumers of resources.
  • Enhanced the Overview dashboard to alert Splunk Cloud administrators about overwritten local files that will prevent the automatic upgrade process. The dashboard now displays a warning and a new panel titled Files with Local Overwrites when the CMC app detects modified files.
  • Updated the underlying XML file for the Skipped Scheduled Searches dashboard for better display on mobile devices.
  • Fixed these issues:
    • An error in the underlying query for scheduled searches that misidentified and omitted certain scheduled searches from results.
    • Minor edits to UI copy.
  • Removed biased language: As part of an ongoing process across releases, user-facing mentions of the following terms were changed to neutral terms in the documentation where applicable. For more information, see Biased Language Has No Place in Tech.
    • blacklist changed to deny list and whitelist changed to allow list
    • master changed to manager and slave changed to peer

August 2020

Release date 07 August 2020
New feature or enhancement The following enhancement was made to the Splunk Inputs Data Manager (IDM):
  • Updated the CMC on the IDM to CMC version 1.18.1. (The CMC version number of 2.x referred to a previous numbering sequence that is now outdated.)
  • Note: If your deployment uses the IDM, be sure to review the Upgrade Readiness dashboard on the IDM and also the main search head. For more information about the IDM, see "Work with Inputs Data Manager (IDM)" in Introduction to Getting Data In.
CMC version 1.18.1
Release date 06 August 2020
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Added a new panel, Top 20 Memory Consuming Searches, to the Expensive Searches dashboard.
  • Made various updates to the Splunk Upgrade Dashboard:
    • Changed the name of the dashboard to Upgrade Readiness and split it into three smaller dashboards: Summary, Applications, and Forwarders, accessed from a new submenu added to the navigation tab.
    • Removed the SHA and DUO fields that displayed on the Overview panel when upgrading from Splunk Cloud 7.0.x to 7.2.x.
    • Added a message that custom apps using Python 2 must be upgraded to Python 3 when upgrading from Splunk Cloud 7.2.x to 8.0.x.
    • Fixed an error that caused a failure when the number of apps to upgrade exceeded 100.
  • Fixed these issues:
    • An erroneous message that instructed users to restart stacks that had been upgraded to Splunk Cloud 8.0.2003.
    • A 404 error appearing in the splunk_access_web logs due to a CMC search referencing two JavaScript files that no longer exist.
    • The Scheduler Errors and Warnings panel not displaying errors that contain "message=" in the log.
    • A typo in the underlying search for the Top 20 Most Expensive Ad Hoc searches panel of the Expensive Searches dashboard that caused incorrect search filtering behavior.
    • A typo in the underlying search for the Missing forwarder alerts panel of the Forwarders: Deployments dashboard that prevented triggered alerts from appearing.

June 2020

CMC version 1.17.0
Release date 17 June 2020
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Updated the Splunk Upgrade Dashboard for improved functionality. The dashboard now directly queries Splunkbase for compatibility information instead of using potentially stale lookup files.
  • Added a new panel to the Infrastructure-based Licensing dashboard to show customers if they are subscribed to the infrastructure-based licensing model and their Splunk Virtual Compute entitlement amount.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the drilldown panels from loading on the Data Quality dashboard.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the internal-monitoring-user to display in results on the Expensive Searches dashboard.
  • UX improvements:
    • Updated various panel titles, labels, and other UI copy on all dashboards for consistency and clarity.
    • Added a message to the Workload Monitoring Management dashboard to alert customers when workload management rules aren't configured or triggered.

May 2020

CMC version 1.16.1
Release date 08 May 2020
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • 1.16.0 known issue resolution: Fixed a lookup conflict that prevented the Index Ingest Usage panel on the License Usage > Infrastructure-based Licensing dashboard from displaying for customers using Splunk 7.x.
  • Fixed a bug that caused certain Splunk core apps to display with a status of "Unknown" on the Splunk Upgrade Dashboard.

April 2020

CMC version 1.16.0
Release date 28 April 2020
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • New Workload Management Monitoring dashboard: Customers running Splunk 8.0.0 or higher now have insight into their workload management utilization to determine any necessary performance optimization. The dashboard provides the following functionality:
    • Users can see all workload management activity, or focus their analysis on the activity of the search heads or the indexers.
    • Users can opt to break down the activity by actions, rules, user, app, or search type.
  • Fixed totals shown in the Split by option graphs on the License Usage > Volume Licensing dashboard. The graphs generated by a Split by option showed incomplete totals that did not match the total shown in the graph generated by the No Split option. All graph totals now match.
  • Fixed a bug that occurred on the Indexing > Data Quality dashboard when internal sourcetypes were excluded.
  • Updated the Splunkbase lookup for the Upgrade Readiness Dashboard.
  • Updated the storage consumption calculation of the License Usage > Infrastructure-based Licensing dashboard to use an ingest license usage query instead of a disk usage query.
Known issue A lookup conflict prevents the Index Ingest Usage panel on the License Usage > Infrastructure-based Licensing dashboard from displaying for customers using Splunk 7.x. An error message states: [subsearch]: The lookup table 'disk-license' is invalid. A fix is currently in progress and will be released in 1.16.1.
CMC version 1.15.3
Release date 08 April 2020
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Corrected behavior in the Splunk Upgrade Dashboard to reflect that the upgrade is blocked only when the Upgrade Blocker, Pending Compatibility column shows incompatible apps. For more information, see Check your app compatibility.
  • Made various improvements to index panels in the Overview dashboard.
  • Fixed broken links.
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes.

March 2020

CMC version 1.15.1
Release date 22 March 2020
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • New Upgrade Readiness Dashboard: This dashboard provides the status of apps and forwarders to assist with your Splunk upgrade.
  • New Lookup File Size panel: This new panel in the Search Performance Analysis dashboard gives insights into the size of lookups stored locally.
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes:
    • On the Infrastructure-based Licensing dashboard, improved the consumption graph of the Index Disk Usage panel and the query for the Top 10 SVC Consumers panel. Also removed an erroneous GB label.
    • Improved the base index size query for the Indexes and Storage dashboard.
    • Fixed the version displayed in the Current Splunk>Cloud Version panel on Forwarder Versions dashboard.

February 2020

CMC version 1.14.0
Release date 03 February 2020
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • New License Usage dashboard tab accesses dashboards for both Volume Licensing and Infrastructure-based Licensing models. These dashboards enable visibility into current usage across both licensing models.
  • New Infrastructure-based Licensing usage dashboard:
    • View usage by infrastructure licensing units, Splunk Virtual Compute (SVC). Note: If you are a Splunk infrastructure-based licensing customer, you will also see your SVC entitlement in the dashboard.
    • View SVC consumption by top 10 consumers, indexes, and search types.
  • New Volume Licensing dashboard that includes Daily License Usage and Average and Peak Daily Volume panels. You can opt to split the data by source type, host, source, or index.
  • Minor improvements:
    • License usage in overview and license summary views covered slightly different time periods, leading to feedback about inconsistency in presentation. The time periods now match.
    • Optimized index discovery query performance.

January 2020

CMC version 1.13.1
Release date 24-28 January 2020
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Bug fixes
  • Minor improvements
CMC version 1.13.0
Release date 13 January 2020
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Minor tweaks to the Expensive Searches dashboard.
  • More insights for customers using the new Infrastructure-based Licensing model.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
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