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Measuring storage I/O latency


  • Product: Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud Platform
  • Feature: Search
  • Function: Storage latency monitoring

This search requires the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Windows or the Splunk Add-On for Unix and Linux, set up by a system administrator. In addition, the iostat script must be enabled in your Splunk deployment and the sysstat performance monitoring tools for Linux must be installed.


I/O bottlenecks can be a big problem. As a system administrator, you want to identify underlying hardware issues when systems experience storage latency.


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