Deployment Architecture

Is there a way to identify which search head a user logs into in a search cluster?

michael_leo
Explorer

Is there a way to identify which search head a user logs into in a search cluster?

There are times when there are issues, and I need for the user to tell me which search head they are on, and there is no easy way to determine that.

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BainM
Communicator

From one of our audit dashboards:
This can be run and deployed from any searchhead. It will also pick up anyone logged into the CM, Deployer, LM, etc.

index=_audit NOT user="n/a" NOT user="splunk-system-user" NOT "scheduler__nobody__search" "info=succeeded"
| bucket _time span=1mon
| stats values(user) as Users, first(action) as currentstate by _time, host
| where currentstate="login attempt" | xyseries _time, host, Users | fields - currentstate, _time

Note: Works as of 6.6.3

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BainM
Communicator

From one of our audit dashboards:
This can be run and deployed from any searchhead. It will also pick up anyone logged into the CM, Deployer, LM, etc.

index=_audit NOT user="n/a" NOT user="splunk-system-user" NOT "scheduler__nobody__search" "info=succeeded"
| bucket _time span=1mon
| stats values(user) as Users, first(action) as currentstate by _time, host
| where currentstate="login attempt" | xyseries _time, host, Users | fields - currentstate, _time

Note: Works as of 6.6.3

BainM
Communicator

I would fiddle around with the
bucket _time span=1mon
As right now it is set for 1 month. Don't set it for too low though, otherwise the users column will fill up with duplicates.

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michael_leo
Explorer

i have, and built a dashboard so anyone can use it. Very useful.

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michael_leo
Explorer

wicked!

thanks much!

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