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Dashboards overview

This topic introduces you to all of the dashboards in the Splunk App for VMware.

More detailed descriptions of each of the dashboards are available in the Dashboard Reference.

Dashboard description

Menu name: Dashboard name Description
Home On the Home page you can find details about virtual machines and hosts that are in a critical state in your environment.

This is the first place to look to see if there’s any trouble in your environment. Get high level information about your datastores and check on recent VMware alarms. See Home.

Knowledge Objects: Reports Extend the current app functionality or create custom dashboards by editing the properties of a report or adding a report to a dashboard. See Knowledge Objects.
Knowledge Objects: Dashboards Edit dashboards to extend the current app functionality and customize them to meet your own needs.

This a list of of all of the dashboards that the Splunk App for VMware uses. See Knowledge Objects.

Proactive Monitoring Use the proactive monitoring view to get an overall view of the topology of your VMware environment.

Drill down and view specific areas of your environment or pin entities for later comparison. See Proactive Monitoring.

Proactive Monitoring: Entity view: Virtual Machine Detail Get more detailed information about a specific virtual machine in your environment such as the configuration and status of the virtual machine, changes to the virtual machine configuration, migration history, and so on. See Virtual Machine Detail.
Proactive Monitoring: Entity view: Host System Detail Get more detailed information about a specific host system such as the host configuration and status, recent tasks and events, and more information specific to the selected host. See Host System Detail.
Proactive Monitoring: Entity view: Cluster Detail Get more detailed information about a cluster. See Cluster Detail.
Proactive Monitoring: Entity view: Datastore Detail Get more detailed information about your data stores, such as the type of storage, the capacity of the storage, the free space available, and so on. See Datastore Detail.
Performance and Capacity planning:Performance of Hosts and VMs Chart the performance of selected host systems or selected virtual machines for specific performance metrics over the selected time period.

Visually compare the performance of hosts and virtual machines in your environment. See Performance of Hosts and VMs.

Performance and Capacity planning: Capacity Planning Hosts See how the hosts in your environment use memory and cpu resources. Knowing resource usage helps you plan to reduce bottlenecks. See Capacity Planning Hosts.
Performance and Capacity planning: Capacity Planning Clusters See how a cluster uses memory and cpu resources. See Capacity Planning Clusters.
Performance and Capacity planning: Capacity Planning for Clusters (CPU Headroom) Get detailed information about cpu usage for a cluster and the virtual machines in the cluster.

Plan cluster capacity for virtual machines based on available cpu headroom. See Capacity Planning for Clusters - CPU Headroom.

Performance and Capacity planning: Capacity Planning for Clusters (Memory Headroom) Get detailed information about memory usage for a cluster and the virtual machines in the cluster.

Plan cluster capacity for virtual machines on available memory headroom. See Capacity Planning for Clusters-Memory Headroom.

Performance and Capacity planning: Capacity Forecasting Predict the usage of the resources (cpu, memory, and disk) in your virtual environment over time. See Capacity Forecasting.
Performance and Capacity planning:Virtual Machine Snapshot Get information about snapshotting activities for virtual machines in your environment. See Virtual Machine Snapshots.
Troubleshooting and Security: Security Overview Look at a record of events for logins and user roles. See Security Overview.
Troubleshooting and Security: ESX/i Log Browser Get quick access to ESX/i log data (collected via syslog) by filtering the results using the Log Browser. See ESXi Log Browser.
Troubleshooting and Security: vCenter Log Browser Get quick access to vCenter log data (collected via syslog) by filtering the results using the Log Browser. See vCenter Log Browser.
Troubleshooting and Security: ESX/i Host Task Overview Get quick access to the tasks performed on hosts and virtual machines in your environment. See ESXi Hosts Task Overview.
Troubleshooting and Security: Task and Event Detail Monitor tasks and events in your environment over a selected time period.

Get insight into user and system actions. See Task and Event Details.

Troubleshooting and Security: Useful Saved Searches Use the reports to extend the functionality of dashboards or to create new custom dashboards. See Useful Saved Searches.
Settings: Threshold Configuration See a list of metrics collected by the Splunk App for VMware that have default threshold values set.

Configure values for thresholds for existing metrics. Add or remove performance metrics collected by the Splunk App for VMware. See Threshold Configuration.

Settings: Collection Configuration Configure the Splunk App for VMware to collect data from your virtual environment. See Collection Configuration.
Settings: App Install Health Check that the Splunk App for VMware is set up correctly and that it collects data from your environment. See App Install Health.
Settings: App Data Volume Get information about the data that is indexed. Check the status of the Splunk App for VMware licenses that you have installed. See App Data Volume.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for VMware: 3.4.0, 3.4.1, 3.4.2


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