Splunk® Enterprise

Distributed Search

Acrobat logo Download manual as PDF

Splunk Enterprise version 7.3 is no longer supported as of October 22, 2021. See the Splunk Software Support Policy for details. For information about upgrading to a supported version, see How to upgrade Splunk Enterprise.
This documentation does not apply to the most recent version of Splunk. Click here for the latest version.
Acrobat logo Download topic as PDF

Select timing for configuration refresh

In version 5.0.2 and earlier, the defaults for synchronizing from the storage location were set to very frequent intervals. This could lead to excessive time spent reading configuration changes from the pool, particularly in deployments with large numbers of users (in the hundreds or thousands).

The default settings have been changed to less frequent intervals starting with 5.0.3. In server.conf, the following settings affect configuration refresh timing:

# 5.0.3 defaults
poll.interval.rebuild = 1m
poll.interval.check = 1m

The previous defaults for these settings were 2s and 5s, respectively.

With the old default values, a change made on one search head would become available on another search head at most seven seconds later. There is usually no need for updates to be propagated that quickly. By changing the settings to values of one minute, the load on the shared storage system is greatly reduced. Depending on your business needs, you might be able to set these values to even longer intervals.

Last modified on 02 August, 2019
Deployment server and search head pooling
Upgrade a search head pool

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.5.7, 7.0.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.0.7, 7.0.8, 7.0.9, 7.0.10, 7.0.11, 7.0.13, 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.1.6, 7.1.7, 7.1.8, 7.1.9, 7.1.10, 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.2.9, 7.2.10, 7.3.0, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 7.3.4, 7.3.5, 7.3.6, 7.3.7, 7.3.8, 7.3.9

Was this documentation topic helpful?

You must be logged into splunk.com in order to post comments. Log in now.

Please try to keep this discussion focused on the content covered in this documentation topic. If you have a more general question about Splunk functionality or are experiencing a difficulty with Splunk, consider posting a question to Splunkbase Answers.

0 out of 1000 Characters