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Summary of performance recommendations

The table below depicts the performance recommendations based on the reference servers described earlier in this chapter. For specifics on those reference servers, read "Reference hardware."

Important: The table shows approximate guidelines only. You should modify these figures based on your specific use case. If you need additional guidance, contact Splunk. You might want to engage a member of Professional Services depending on the deployment's initial size.

Daily Volume Number of Search Users Recommended Indexers Recommended Search Heads
< 2 GB/day < 2 1, shared N/A
2 to 250 GB/day up to 4 1, dedicated N/A
250 to 500 GB/day up to 8 2 N/A
500 to 750 GB/day up to 12 3 1
750 GB to 1 TB/day up to 12 4 1
1 TB to 10 TB/day up to 20 5 to 25 1 to 5
10 TB to 100 TB/day up to 100 25 to 250 5 to 25

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.1.4, 6.1.5, 6.1.6, 6.1.7, 6.1.8, 6.1.9, 6.1.10, 6.1.11, 6.1.12, 6.1.13, 6.1.14


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