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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 2022

CMC version 3.2.1
Release date 26 September 2022
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:

Overview dashboard

  • Added a drilldown functionality that allows customers to navigate to a URL based on the value they clicked.

Health (preview) dashboard

  • Added an Alerts column in the Indicator table of the Health (preview) dashboard that displays alert status and provides a link to the Alerts dashboard. When you click the link, the Alerts page has a preset filter to show the selected alert.
  • Renamed health indicators to be more specific and reflective of what's being measured

HTTP Event Collector dashboard

  • Added a new panel to display the average and max observed delays for the HTTP Event Collector per sourcetype, source, index or host.

Alerts dashboard

  • Improved the Alerts dashboard design and added alerts related to the Health (preview) dashboard.
  • Added a dashboard description and link to documentation to the Alerts Dashboard.
  • Added a column called Related Dashboards. New Health Dashboard alerts have the Related Dashboard data.

Archive Storage (DDAA) dashboard

  • Updated the Data Archive and Restoration Summary panel to no longer pull data from archived disabled buckets.
  • Added DDAA retention days to the Archive Storage dashboard.

Workload dashboard

  • Added two panels called Search seconds by top 10 Apps and Search seconds by search type and that show relative search execution time for users, apps, and search processes per consumer in a given time window. These views provide more accurate data than the SVC Usage by Search Type and SVC Usage by Top 10 Apps panels.

Ingest dashboard

  • Added a time picker to view data for a certain period of time in the Daily License Usage panel.

Forwarders: Deployment dashboard

  • Added a new panel to display top errors by component or IP.

New configured alerts

  • Added configured alerts that notify customers when any of the following conditions are met on their stack:
  • There are less than 15 days until the end of support for their universal forwarder.
  • There are less than 15 days until the end of support for their heavy forwarder.
  • 10% of an index's buckets are quarantined
  • More than 50% of buckets on an index are less than half the max size of that bucket (small)
  • Less than 50% of buckets have reached their full size
  • A search head has more than 25% skip ratio.
  • Bucket download size is higher than 10% of total disk space on all indexers.
  • Search size is higher than 10% of instance memory.
Fixed issues The following issue has been fixed in this release:
  • Fixed the issue that was causing some customers to observe a blank Overview page, Health dashboard, or Alerts page.
Known issues This release has the following issue:
  • The saved search that creates the forwarder lookup uses the tstats command. This command performs queries in tsidx files, which are lowercase. This can cause duplicate forwarder names and falsely trigger the missing forwarder alert.

August 2022

CMC version 3.1.0
Release date 23 August 2022
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Updated Skipped Searches by Name and Reason panel to include the app where the search is contained.
Fixed issues The following issues have been fixed in this release:
  • The Health dashboard drilldown searches should not be set to "All time" time range. We updated the time ranges in the following searches from the Health dashboard to match original searches:
    • High memory searches
    • Skipped searches
    • Bucket status
    • Heavy forwarder status
    • Universal forwarder status
  • Daily License Usage dashboard was showing a different total when default or a different timezone is selected. The timezones are now consistent when default or a different timezone is selected.
  • The SVC Consumers panel in the Workload dashboard was not showing correct values. Search, Ingest, and Shared Services now populate this panel and add up to the top level SVC value.
Known issues
  • Some customers are observing a blank Overview page, Health dashboard, or Alerts page.
    • Workaround: Contact Splunk Support and file a ticket for a fix. Or for an immediate workaround in the United States, switch en_US in the URL to en_GB . For an immediate workaround in Great Britain, switch en_GB to en_US

July 2022

CMC version 3.0.1
Release date 28 July 2022
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:

The following panels in the Overview dashboard now have time labels:

  • Indexes with events
  • Total indexes
  • Total ingest volume
Fixed issue CMC version 3.0.0 reported a 7-day ingest volume in the "Total ingest volume" panel in the Overview dashboard. This panel is supposed to report a 1-day ingest volume. CMC version 3.0.1 now reports the 1-day ingest volume in this panel.

Other internal improvements and bug fixes

Known issues
  • Drilldowns don't work in the following Overview dashboard panels. A fix is currently in progress and will be released in a future update.
    • Searches by type (last 24 hours)
    • Throughput by index (last 24 hours)
    • Data parsing issues (last hour)
  • Some customers are observing a blank Overview page, Health dashboard, or Alerts page.
    • Workaround: Contact Splunk Support and request a CMC app refresh. Or for an immediate workaround in the United States, switch en_US in the URL to en_GB . For an immediate workaround in Great Britain, switch en_GB to en_US
  • Daily License Usage dashboard is showing a different total when default or a different timezone is selected.
  • The SVC Consumers panel in the Workload dashboard are not showing correct values.


CMC version 3.0.0
Release date 13 July 2022
New feature or enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Added the new Health dashboard for Splunk Cloud Platform administrators to review the status of their deployment. The dashboard is released as a public preview and provides information about the overall health of the deployment and its data collection, indexing, and search performance. Administrators review the displayed indicators to track specific health metrics indicators and use the suggested steps to mitigate any non-optimal performance. The Feedback button in the interface lets administrators submit comments and report issues.
  • Updated three panels and their titles in the Overview of the Search Usage Statistics dashboard. Instead of showing the number of searches dispatched, completed, and canceled, the panels now show Splunk Cloud Platform administrators the number of searches finished and successfully and unsuccessfully completed.
  • Enhanced the local overwrites feature to alert Splunk Cloud Platform administrators only when changes to any delivered app file prevent the automatic update functionality. Administrators will no longer see these alerts when there are any changes to a custom file because custom files are not included in the automatic update process.
  • Added a "What's New?" popup to the CMC interface so Splunk Cloud Platform administrators can review release notes information without having to leave the CMC app.
  • Made internal improvements and bug fixes.
Known issue Drilldowns don't work in the following Overview dashboard panels:
  • Searches by type (last 24 hours)
  • Throughput by index (last 24 hours)
  • Data parsing issues (last hour)

A fix is currently in progress and will be released in a future update.

June 2022

CMC version 2.9.0
Release date 09 June 2022
New Feature or Enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Enhanced the information displayed in two tables of the Search > Expensive Searches dashboard. Splunk Cloud Platform administrators can now review data about runtime and memory usage of their deployment's expensive searches in the Top 20 Most Expensive Scheduled Searches and Top 20 Most Expensive Ad Hoc Searches tables.
  • Enhanced the functionality of the SVC Usage by Top 10 <variable> panel of the Workload dashboard to include information about the deployment's search heads. When Splunk Cloud Platform administrators use this panel to review SVC usage by apps, searches, or users, they can now select to include data about all search heads in their deployment or a specific search head.
  • Updated the integration between CMC and the Splunk Mobile apps. Splunk Cloud Platform administrators can now enable the pre-configured CMC and SIM alerts to automatically display on registered mobile devices that use a Splunk Mobile app.
  • Added the following interface text to the Workload dashboard to clarify a data gap in SVC in the dashboard's charts: "The displayed data excludes data gathered during the past 2 hours".
  • Added host information to the HEC Token Usage (Last 7 Days) panel of the HTTP Event Collector dashboard.
  • Relabeled the Memory Usage (MB) column to Memory Usage (KB) on the Top 20 Most Memory Consuming Searches panel on the Search > Expensive Searches dashboard.
  • Made internal improvements and bug fixes.
Fixed issue Fixed an issue that caused a calculation discrepancy and an incorrect value displayed in the Top 20 Most Expensive Ad Hoc Searches panel of the Search > Expensive Searches dashboard.

May 2022

CMC version 2.8.0
Release date 19 May 2022
New Feature or Enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Added the Indexer - Blocked Queues by Queue Type panel to the Indexing Performance dashboard. This new panel lets Splunk Cloud Platform administrators troubleshoot situations when their deployment's indexers have blocked queues.
  • Added the Cache Activity panel to the Search Usage Statistics dashboard. This new panel lets Splunk Cloud administrators view their deployment's cache activity to ensure optimal performance.
  • Made internal improvements and bug fixes, including eliminating consideration for unbalanced indexer tier utilization.
Known issue A bug that causes a calculation discrepancy and an incorrect value displayed in the Top 20 Most Expensive Ad Hoc Searches panel of the Search > Expensive Searches dashboard. A fix is currently in progress and will be released in a future update.

April 2022

CMC version 2.7.0
Release date 27 April 2022
New Feature or Enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Fixed a chart legend placement issue that constricted the full chart display. Chart legends now appear under a chart for panels on the License Usage > Workload dashboard for improved usability and clarity.
  • Made internal improvements and bug fixes.
Fixed issue Fixed an issue reported for the CMC Usage > User Details dashboard with the release of Splunk Cloud Platform 8.2.2201. The removal of the apiStartTime and apiEndTime fields from the _audit index prevented data from populating the User Search Details table in this dashboard.

March 2022

CMC version 2.6.1
Release date 29 March 2022
New Feature or Enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Revised the DDAA calculation to ensure that there is date parity between the Archive Storage (DDAA) dashboard and the Archive Management panel. This update includes changes to the Index Storage Usage Details table. The Earliest Event and Latest Event columns now show that event times are in UTC.
  • Updated source_type in the cloud_monitoring_console.log to ensure that indexed realtime searches are properly categorized as realtime instead of scheduled.
  • Updated the splunk-svc-consumer query to include the following additional details for reporting purposes:
    • search_mode field: Shows if the search is historical, realtime (displays as RT), realtime indexed (displays as RT indexed), or some other mode.
    • search_label field: Includes the SID value as _ACCELERATE_{SID_NUMBER} for accelerated events to enable filtering by this unique value.
  • Made internal improvements and bug fixes.
Fixed issue Fixed an issue reported in CMC 2.6.0 that caused a calculation discrepancy and an incorrect value to display in the SVC Consumers panel of the License Usage > Workload dashboard.


CMC version 2.6.0
Release date 04 March 2022
New Feature or Enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Added the following three new alerts to the Alerts panel to help Splunk Cloud administrators better monitor their deployment. Note that these new alerts use the prefix CMC Alerts to help clarify that they are generated from the CMC app. CMC still supports the alerts with the prefix SIM Alerts.
    • CMC Alerts - New Data in Index Specified as "lastchanceindex"
    • CMC Alerts - Storage Capacity Exceeds 80%
    • CMC Alerts - SVC Utilization Exceeds 80% for 3 Hours
  • Added the following three panels of restoration information to the Storage Summary and Searchable Storage (DDAS) dashboards to help Splunk Cloud administrators better monitor their restoration entitlement and usage. For most Splunk Cloud Platform customers, their restoration entitlement is generally 10% of the amount that displays in the Searchable Storage (DDAS) Entitlement panel.
    • Restored Entitlement
    • Restored Searchable Storage (DDAS) Usage
    • Restored Searchable Storage (DDAS) Usage Percent
  • Made internal performance improvements to the Storage Summary, Searchable Storage (DDAS), and Archive Storage (DDAA) dashboards.
  • Added explanatory labeling (UX/UI copy) to the Entitlements, Ingest, and Workload dashboards and panels available from the License Usage tab. Splunk Cloud Platform administrators now have concise dashboard and panel descriptions without having to consult the documentation.
  • Made internal improvements and bug fixes.
Known issue A bug that causes a calculation discrepancy and an incorrect value displayed in the SVC Consumers panel of the License Usage > Workload dashboard. A fix is currently in progress and will be released in a future update.

Workaround: In an ad hoc search page, use the following procedure to modify the underlying SPL query:

  1. Click the magnifying glass under the SVC Consumers chart.
  2. Replace | dedup _time svc_consumer with | dedup keepempty=t _time svc_consumer search_type search_app search_label search_user svc_usage and save the change.
  3. Select the Visualization tab to view the chart.

Note: Be sure to save this change in an ad hoc search page. Otherwise, saving this change to the CMC dashboard results in a local override that will prevent the automatic update process.

February 2022

CMC version 2.5.2
Release date 02 February 2022
New Feature or Enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Added detail to search type breakdowns and included subsearches on the following:
    • Searches by Type (Last 24 Hours) panel of the Overview dashboard
    • Searches panel of the Search Usage Statistics dashboard
  • Added a link from the Storage Summary and Archive Storage (DDAA) dashboards to the Archive Management panel in Splunk.
  • Updated the Time Range field to display standard time options on the Workload and Storage dashboards.
  • Made internal improvements and bug fixes.

January 2022

CMC version 2.5.0
Release date 11 January 2022
New Feature or Enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Added three dashboards to the License Usage menu: Storage Summary, Searchable Storage (DDAS), and Archive Storage (DDAA). These new dashboards provide comprehensive entitlement, usage, and data restoration information to help Splunk Cloud Platform administrators better stay within their organization's licensed limits when using the Dynamic Data Active Archive (DDAA) and Dynamic Data Active Searchable (DDAS) subscription options. This update includes the following changes in the CMC app:
    • Transferred the information in the Current Searchable Index Storage and Searchable Index Storage panels of the Workload dashboard to the new storage dashboards.
    • Removed the Data Archive and Restoration Summary panel from the License Usage menu.
    • Removed the Indexes and Storage dashboard from the Indexing menu.
  • Enhanced the search type information for the SVC Usage by Search Type panel of the Workload dashboard. This provides Splunk Cloud Platform administrators with greater insight into how different types of searches performed by human and virtual users consume SVCs.
  • Made internal improvements and bug fixes.
Known issue A bug that causes a calculation discrepancy and an incorrect value displayed in the Searchable Storage Usage Percent panel when compared to the same value calculated in the Searchable Storage Against Entitlement panel. The Searchable Storage Usage Percent panel appears in the Storage Summary and Searchable Storage (DDAS) dashboards. A fix is currently in progress and will be released in a future update.

November 2021

CMC version 2.4.0
Release date 18 November 2021
New Feature or Enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Added the Entitlement dashboard to the License Usage tab. This overview dashboard shows the license, storage, and active archive limits for all CMC customers, whether they purchased an ingest-based or workload-based subscription.
  • Rearranged the panel display in the Ingest and Workload dashboards, based on customer feedback. The License Entitlement panel is now the top panel in each dashboard.
  • Made internal improvements and bug fixes.

October 2021

CMC version 2.3.9
Release date 28 October 2021
New Feature or Enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Changed the color of the license limit line on the Ingest Entitlement panel to red.
  • Updated the search calculation for the Search Count (Yesterday) panel on the Overview dashboard to ensure it displays the correct value.
  • Made internal improvements and bug fixes.
CMC version 2.3.8
Release date 12 October 2021
New Feature or Enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Added the Ingest Entitlement panel to the Ingest dashboard. The panel displays a value in GB so customers can now view their organization's ingest-based subscription limit without having to contact their Splunk account representative.
  • Updated the Forwarder Versions dashboard with the correct supported versions.
  • Moved the Forwarder Monitoring Setup page to the Forwarders tab, updated the Cancel button title on this page to Reset, and removed the Settings tab from the CMC navigation bar.
  • Fixed a filter issue on the Forwarders: Deployment, Forwarders: Instance, and Forwarder Versions pages that was incorrectly excluding data from view.
  • Made internal improvements and bug fixes.
CMC version 2.3.5
Release date 01 October 2021
New Feature or Enhancement The following enhancements are available in this release:
  • Removed the Upgrade Readiness dashboard. This dashboard was deprecated and removed from CMC as its purpose was to help customers who were migrating from 7.x to 8.x versions of Splunk Cloud Platform.
  • Made internal improvements and bug fixes.

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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