Getting Data In

No dashboard graphs or entity info in Splunk App for VMware

Path Finder

Hi splunkers,

Last week I've installed Splunk and Splunk App for VMware, everything looks to work fine but to details which are driving me mad.

I installed Splunk 6.2 and Splunk App for VMware 3.1.2. Indexer and DSC in the same machine, DCN in other machine using the ova provided in the App package. I have not installed any forwarder in the only vCenter that is monitorized. Now my question, does anybody know why gauges/clocks graph in the dashboard are always showing 0%? And, I don't know if it's related or not, but I think so. There's no entity info such like CPU or memory assigned to a VM or a Host. Where is this information gathered?


PD: Isn't there a bugtrack or so for Splunk and apps??!!

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Path Finder


I'm seeing this same issue but i'm running splunk 6.3 with splunk app 3.2.2. any help would be greatly appreciated.

I see results not found for most of my data points? In addition, if i go to the search page I'm not seeing any data being ingested. i'm thinking I have to deploy the universal forwarder on the vcenter server but that's currently installed on pointing to a windows splunk instance. but i'm not sure if i need that since I have deployed the DCN and that's polling as well.

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New Member

Hi there,I

I'm facing the same issue, has anyone found a solution?

I tried adjusting the threshholds but nothing shows up

I also noticed that not all indexes that were created are beeing populated with data:

vmware-esxilog --> populated with esxi logs from the hosts and the vms
vmware-inv --> populated by api calls
vmware-perf --> populated by api calls
vmware-taskevent --> populated by api calls

vmware-vclog --> No logs showing (optional for VCenter logs I suppose)

vmware --> NO logs showing
summary_vmware --> NO logs showing

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0% is not a bad things means you are in good shape; assuming you are not getting the no data error. You may need to adjust thresholds if you want to see issues sooner.

The App Health dashboard is a good place to look.

There is also a hidden dashboard that will help with health.



Hi Afef.
Unfortunately I did not find a solution yet. It's a pity though, since this feature is really important for me. I am sure it is a configuration problem.

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Thanks, but i have another problem is that the host system detail dashboard and the virtual machine detail dashboard don't work. Any help please ?

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Something like that I am facing as well. The difference is that I see "no data" mark on the graph. I believe that your problem has to do with thresholds (if it still exists since your post is a bit old). Any opinion or answer will be appreciated.


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