What's New in Splunk Light
Splunk Light 7.1 includes the following new features. This release also includes improvements and enhancements from the related Splunk Enterprise 7.1 release.
For a full list of Splunk Light features see Splunk Light features in the Getting Started Manual.
Before proceeding, review the Known Issues for this release.
What's New in 7.1
|New Feature or Enhancement||Description|
|SplunkWeb user interface update||Significant visual updates to Splunk Web, the interactive graphical user interface in Splunk software.|
|User Preferences dialog||The Account menu on the Splunk bar has a new option, "Preferences", where users can change global and SPL Editor settings, such as using the Full mode with the Search Assistant, turning on line numbers and auto-format in the Search Bar, and selecting a different color theme. See Change the search assistant mode in the Getting Started Manual.|
|Upgrades to internal Splunk password capabilities|| The admin user must specify a non-default password when installing Splunk Light. See updated installation procedures for your platform in the Installation Manual.
|Metrics||Improvements in metrics storage and query. See mstats in the Splunk Enterprise Search Reference.|
||Two new search commands allow you to convert event data into metric data. See mcollect and meventcollect in the Splunk Enterprise Search Reference.|
|Diag UI||Ability to generate diagnostic files for customer support from Splunk Web, for specific nodes or an entire deployment. See Generate a diagnostic file in the Installation Manual.|
|Telemetry scheduling||Ability to schedule telemetry collection during off-peak hours. See the "Schedule instrumentation collection" section of Share data in Splunk Light in the Installation Manual.|
|KV store live backup and restore||Backup and restore the KV store without first shutting down the instance that hosts it.|
|Data models||Improved data model drilldown.|
Known issues in Splunk Light
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Light: 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3