Use the Maintenance dashboard
The Maintenance dashboard shows upcoming and past maintenance windows for Splunk initiated changes.
If you're using a Splunk Cloud Platform version lower than 9.0.2208 and SAML authentication, the Maintenance dashboard requires authentication extensions to be enabled or an identity provider that supports Attribute Query Request. See Configure Splunk Cloud Platform to use SAML for authentication tokens to learn more.
Currently, the Maintenance dashboard does not display any maintenance information for AWS GovCloud Splunk Cloud Platform deployments.
The Maintenance dashboard requires token authentication to be enabled. See Enable or disable token authentication to learn how.
Enabling token authentication doesn't impact CMC availability and requires no maintenance or downtime.
Review next maintenance window
If you have a scheduled maintenance window, you'll see a panel with information about your next maintenance window. This panel provides a timestamp, maintenance ID number, and progress timeline.
Select Configure global banner to get a sample message you can use to display a global banner that informs users about the next maintenance window.
Review upcoming and past maintenance windows
You can review upcoming and past maintenance windows in the Maintenance dashboard. Filter by Upcoming, Past, or All using the dropdown selection. The default display shows Upcoming maintenance windows.
The Upcoming filter shows upcoming maintenance windows for the next 30 days. The Past filter shows past maintenance windows for the past 180 days.
If there are no maintenance windows in this dashboard, there are no Splunk initiated updates scheduled on your stack for the next 30 days or in the past 180 days.
The Maintenance windows table shows maintenance windows and their following details:
|ID||Unique ID for the maintenance window.|
|Maintenance type||Splunk Cloud Service has three classes of maintenance types:
|Operation type||Type of maintenance being performed. Currently, only the Splunk Upgrade operation type is shown. The Splunk Upgrade operation type refers to a Splunk Cloud Platform version upgrade.|
|Start time||Refers to when the maintenance occurred for Past maintenance windows and refers to when the maintenance will occur for Upcoming maintenance windows. The start time is the local time that your Splunk Cloud Platform stack is set to.|
|Status||The current state of the maintenance window. The maintenance window status is updated at around 7:00pm PST daily, and does not reflect real time status.|
|Duration||The length of time the maintenance window will last. This value is an estimate for upcoming maintenance windows and an actual time for past maintenance windows.|
|Last updated||When information for this maintenance window was last updated.|
|Operations||Tasks required for maintenance.|
Select a maintenance window to view a brief description of the maintenance being performed, operation type, target version, and timeline.
The Operation type and Status values come from the Admin Config Service (ACS) API. To learn more about viewing maintenance windows with the ACS API, see View maintenance windows in the Splunk Cloud Platform Admin Config Service Manual.
Review the upcoming maintenance window operations and timeline
The Upcoming maintenance dashboard displays operation details and a progress timeline panel. Select Operations to view a description, the operation type, and target version for the operation. Select Timeline to view a timeline for the operation.
In CMC version 3.6.0, the timestamps represent the last time the status was updated, which might not be when the actual event occurred.
The timeline provides the following statuses:
|Tentative||Splunk has tentatively scheduled a maintenance window.|
|Confirmed||Splunk has confirmed the maintenance window.|
|InProgress||Splunk is currently performing the maintenance.|
|Completed||Splunk has successfully completed at least one maintenance operation.|
|Canceled||Splunk or the customer has cancelled the maintenance window.|
Add an upcoming maintenance window to your calendar
Select the calendar icon next to any confirmed upcoming maintenance window to download a .ics file. To add the event to your calendar, import this file to your calendar application.
The information in the .ics file does not update if any changes made to to the upcoming maintenance window.
Use the Health dashboard
Use the Alerts panel
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud Platform™: 9.0.2303, 9.0.2305 (latest FedRAMP release), 9.1.2308