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Website Monitoring: Can we configure a new index to use with this app?

jeremyhaggard
Explorer

I may have overlooked this, but I am using the Website Monitoring app in Splunk and I want to set up a new index for this app to use. Does anyone know if you can configure the index with the Website Monitoring app?

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LukeMurphey
Champion

You can. Here are the steps:

  1. First, create the index in Splunk's manager page.
  2. Then, click the checkbox next to "More settings" on the modular input configuration page for the input you want to go to that index. You should see a dropdown under the "Index" area that will allow you to select the index.
  3. Save the input. The data will now go to that index.
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donaldhendrix
New Member

Hey,

I know this is an old post, but it is relevant to what I am experiencing. I installed Website Monitoring 2.6 in our development Splunk environment and I am assessing if it can do what we need for our URL monitoring. I have created a new index for the website monitoring app, and can select if from the dropdown in the setup for a URL check. I also selected the web_ping sourcetype manually. I created a few checkers using the defaults and one using the new index I created. When I do a search for sourcetype=web_ping I only see the URL checkers that are defined to the default "main" index, and no information for the checker I setup using the new index I created. I cannot even see that it ran. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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itradeclayton
Path Finder

You need to specify the index in your search or add that index to your user's list of indexes searched by default.

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donaldhendrix
New Member

Never mind on answering this. It looks like it is our development environment that is the issue and not the app.

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LukeMurphey
Champion

I made some directions in a wiki here in case someone wants directions in the future: https://lukemurphey.net/projects/splunk-website-monitoring/wiki/Use_An_Alternative_Index

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