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Mastering Splunk

By : James D. Miller
Book Image

Mastering Splunk

By: James D. Miller

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Mastering Splunk
About the Author
About the Reviewers


An option to monitor Splunk itself (even in the most complicated environments) is the Splunk Deployment Monitor app. This app is designed to help manage and troubleshoot medium- to large-scale deployments. It also keeps track of all your Splunk instances and delivers early warning signals of the potential failures.

The Splunk Deployment Monitor app provides you with out-of-the-box dashboards and drilldowns—giving you information that will help you monitor your Splunk environment's health, such as the following:

  • Index throughput (based on time)

  • Forwarder connections to the indexer over time

  • Indexer and forwarder abnormalities

  • Status and forwarding volume over time

  • Source types being indexed by the system

  • License usage

Where is this app?

Prior to Version 5.0, this app was part of the core distribution. Not anymore! You now need to download it from Splunk Apps, so do the following:

  1. Go to the Splunk apps' home page to download and install the Splunk Deployment Monitor app with Splunk Web or using...