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Search head pooling

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Hi, the search dashboard on my search head is empty but when I entered index="myindex", I got results back with fields like source, sourcetype and host. Results also returned when I entered index="myindex" sourcetype="my.sourcetype". However, no result is returned if I just entered sourcetype="my.sourcetype".

I suspect this has something to do with search head pooling but just wondered if anyone saw this before?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Search head pooling

Champion

Not quite, by default the search app summary page only displays results from the main (default) index. Furthermore, your standard user role only searches the main index.

Follow the link below to learn about changing the default index you search, you can add your "myindex" to your role to search it by default without specifying index=myindex.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0.3/Security/Addandeditroles

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