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Using Deployment Monitor app to monitor a cluster

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As written above - are there any good practices for installing Deployment Monitor on a cluster? Is it also pushed from the master to the nodes or installed on search head?

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Re: Using Deployment Monitor app to monitor a cluster

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Splunk Employee

That's a good ask. I opened DEPMON-119 for the request and linked to this answer.

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Splunk Employee

Have you looked at the cluster master dashboard? It provides a great deal of useful information for monitoring a cluster.

If you need more details on the health of your cluster, the S.o.S. app is a great way to go. See http://splunk-base.splunk.com/apps/29008/sos-splunk-on-splunk?utm_source=featured&utm_medium=%2Fapps...

If you want to install the deployment monitor app on your peers, your only choice at this time (5.0.2) is to install it on each individual peer for monitoring only the forwarders talking to that peer. The configuration bundle method, which would allow you to install across all peers at one time, does not currently support Splunk Web components, as described here: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0.2/Indexer/Updatepeerconfigurations#Limitations_on_cl...

I am not sure whether by installing it on the search head instead you will garner any useful information. Perhaps someone else can offer their experience with that approach.

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Re: Using Deployment Monitor app to monitor a cluster

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Finally I asked this question during a Splunk Advanced Administration Course. I got the answer that the DM should be installed on the search head. However, in my case the License Manager is not a part of a cluster so to gain the licensing info, I had to add it as a peer to another search head to be queried.

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