On my system, I have 2 CPU cores
In $SPLUNKHOME/etc/system/local/limits.conf file I got below details,
maxsearchesper_cpu = 1
basemaxsearches = 6
maxrtsearch_multiplier = 1
on search head, Access controls » Roles » demorole
User-level concurrent search jobs limit = 10
now, the demorole role will choose which option? 8 or 10?
As you have 2 CPU cores only, you can maximum run 8 searches concurrently based on default settings. Due to resource limitation splunk will not hit
User-level concurrent search jobs limit which is 10 in your case.
Thanks @harsmarvania57. So whatever role we create should have user-level concurrent search limit less than number of concurrent search defined in limits.conf. Correct me if my understanding is wrong. Also I have one more query here. Should we define limits.conf at search head or in indexer?
Even if you provide higher user-level concurrent search limit then also it will not take into effect because before splunk will hit user-level concurrent search limit, it will hit CPU resource limitation so yes set user-level concurrent search limit less than or equal to your CPU core (Calculation is maxhistsearches = maxsearchespercpu x numberofcpus + basemax_searches )
Do you want to change any parameter value in limits.conf ? If yes then it should be on Search Heads but if you want to run on default settings then you do not need to set anything, splunk will automatically take default config from