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Search: Search Usage Statistics

This topic is a reference for the Search Usage Statistics: Instance and Search Usage Statistics: Deployment dashboards in the Monitoring Console. See About the Monitoring Console.

What do these dashboards show?

These dashboards provide statistics about search usage across all search heads in your deployment as well as detail for each instance.

Interpret results in these dashboards

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 dashboards

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 dashboards

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 are forwarding your introspection logs to your indexers.

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

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.5.1612 (Splunk Cloud only), 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, 6.5.5, 6.5.6, 6.5.7, 6.5.8, 6.5.9, 6.5.10, 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 6.6.4, 6.6.5, 6.6.6, 6.6.7, 6.6.8, 6.6.9, 6.6.10, 6.6.11, 6.6.12, 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, 7.2.0, 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, 7.3.0, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 8.0.0


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