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How can I keep a dashboard open so no one has to manually log in if the Splunk server or network goes down?

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I have a dashboard that displays system status on a wall monitor. It is set to autorefresh every 2 minutes. However, if the Splunk session is lost -- e.g., if the network or the Splunk server goes down for a while -- the browser logs out and someone has to manually click the login button (or every reenter the password).

How do I avoid this?

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Re: How can I keep a dashboard open so no one has to manually log in if the Splunk server or network goes down?

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If the Splunk server goes down you will have to log back in. There are probably a bunch of browser extensions out there that will do it for you, a quick google should do the trick.

If you just lose network connectivity you shouldn't have to log back in if your session has not yet expired. Have a look here: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.2.0/admin/Configureusertimeouts

Splunk's alerting capabilities are also pretty good - I would consider building alerts and only using dashboards for actual investigation (although every good NOC needs a big wall monitor for management :))

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