Monitoring Splunk

What are the best practice searches for server & OS monitoring?

sloshburch
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I'd like to implement some basic searches for server and OS monitoring without getting caught up in the differences between sourcetypes and field names.

I already implemented the Splunk Add-on for Microsoft Windows and the Splunk Add-on Unix and Linux but I find that enumerating each sourcetype and coalescing the common fields is feeling unnecessarily complicated.

Are there any basic searches that provide server and OS monitoring without me having to deal with the complexities of the sourcetype differences? Something akin to the Performance Model of the Common Information Model, perhaps?

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sloshburch
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Replaced the answer with its new homes.

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sloshburch
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Updated "Storage Free" search to display by different mount/disks.

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sloshburch
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Added a section about Alerts and incoming link What are the best event-data inputs for basic server and os monitoring?.

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gjanders
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Does the existence of the Splunk App for Infrastructure change any of your recommendations?

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sloshburch
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

@gjanders - You're spot on. That's the intent of the "Future" section here. We'll eventually update this for the metrics and Splunk App for Infrastructure which is quickly becoming a game changer in this domain.

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