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Search usage statistics dashboards

This topic is a reference for the Search usage statistics: Instance and Search usage statistics: Deployment dashboards in the Distributed Management Console. See About the Distributed Management Console in this manual.

What do these views show?

Statistics about search usage across all search heads in your deployment as well as detail for each instance.

Interpret results in these views

The following descriptions apply to the Long-Running Searches table in each dashboard:

  • If “Earliest Time” or “Latest Time” is empty, it is probably a real-time search.
  • If “Earliest Time” is “-“, it means the earliest time is not specified and will be the start of computer epoch time. For most *nix environments, this is 1 January, 1970.
  • If “Latest Time” is “-“, it means the latest time is not specified and will be “now.”

In Search Usage Statistics:: Instance > Common Search Commands, runtimes are in seconds.

What to look for in these views

A good practice is to look at long-running searches. You might find a search that you can optimize.

For more information, see Write better searches in the Search Manual.

Troubleshoot these views

The historical panels in this view get their data from audit.log. If a panel is blank or missing information from non-indexers, verify that you're forwarding your introspection logs to your indexers.

The Long-Running Searches panel also uses information from a REST endpoint.

Last modified on 02 August, 2016
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.4.0, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 6.4.4, 6.4.5, 6.4.6, 6.4.7, 6.4.8, 6.4.9, 6.4.10, 6.4.11


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