Monitoring Splunk

Search head CPU Utilization

gharpe2
Explorer

How can I find out what is taking up the CPU on a search head? Yesterday the utilization was 20% on avg., and today it is 80%.

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jt_splunk
Explorer

The default search app has 2 dashboards which will tell you CPU utilization issues related to indexing and searching. They can be accessed by:

http://:8000/en-US/app/search/search_detail_activity
http://:8000/en-US/app/search/index_status

Also, what version of Splunk are you using? I had similar issues when I upgraded from 4.2 to 4.3. Then I upgraded to 4.3.1 and the problem went away.

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yannK
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Install sos app on the Search-head, enable the ps_sos.sh scritped input.
It will collect measures cpu/memory per splunk process, you may be able to see the detail. (if this is splunkd, splunkweb, or user searches)

http://splunk-base.splunk.com/apps/29008/sos-splunk-on-splunk

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