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Splunk resource usage by users/searches

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Hi all,

We are seeing a scenario where there are a lot of unoptimised searches, dashboards etc which when run are exhausting our CPU on indexers. If some users run resource intensive adhoc searches/dashboards etc simultaneously, this is becoming a problem as so many searches running together resulting in 'server busy' error at indexer.


1. Is there any way we can throttle CPU/memory usage per user/role/searches?

2. Are there any documents on optimising searches for better performance and less resource usage?

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1. Check out the Workload Management feature.

2. That's about as much art as it is science.  The Search Manual has a chapter on it that should get you started.

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