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Introduction to monitoring the system health of your Splunk Cloud Platform deployment

To help you monitor Splunk Cloud Platform deployment health, the friendly Splunk Customer Success team created this quick reference list that highlights how Splunk administrators can use the Cloud Monitoring Console to gain insight into system health, including indexing and search performance, OS resource usage, and license usage.

  • Set up the Splunk Cloud Platform monitoring console. Review your data retention capacity and configure Splunk Cloud Platform to generate an alert when the value exceeds your usage license.

  • Locate the Splunk Cloud monitoring console and get familiar with the dashboards and the information they show. From the Overview dashboard, check the CPU usage of your indexer(s). Is it in the green (0-59%), orange (60-79%), or red (80% or more) status range? Are there any triggered alerts? From the Topology view under Indexers, toggle to show the indexing rate per second.

  • As a best practice, incorporate the monitoring console dashboards into a regular schedule of health maintenance checks. For example, you can monitor search efficiency on a weekly interval, and monitor overall deployment health every month. You can also configure the priority of the scheduled reports.

  • Ensure you have healthy searches for optimal performance of your entire Splunk Cloud Platform environment. Check for skipped searches, review searches by user, and review long-running searches. Check for and resolve data quality issues, such as line or event breaking issues.

  • Search Splunk Answers for answers, or ask a question of your own. If you're still not sure, contact Splunk support by submitting a case on the Splunk Support and Services portal! Don't forget to generate a diagnostic file to give Support insight into your configuration and performance history.