Knowledge Management

Summary indexing not working



I have a job set up to create a summary index off the license data for longer term storage. The job ran, but my summary index is empty. Not sure why... here's my saved search:

[Hourly_License_byHost_Summary_Index] = 1 = = 1
action.summary_index = 1
action.summary_index._name = test
alert.digest_mode = True
alert.suppress = 0
alert.track = 0
auto_summarize = 1
auto_summarize.dispatch.earliest_time = -1y@d
cron_schedule = 0 0 * * *
description = Create hourly summary index for license info
dispatch.earliest_time = -1d@d
dispatch.latest_time = @d = 0
display.general.type = statistics = verbose = 0.7 = statistics
display.visualizations.custom.donut.donut.drilldown = 1
display.visualizations.custom.donut.donut.log = 1
display.visualizations.custom.donut.donut.show_legend = 1
display.visualizations.custom.markdown.markdown.log = 0
display.visualizations.custom.scatterplot_matrix.scatterplot_matrix.log = 0
display.visualizations.custom.scatterplot_matrix.scatterplot_matrix.show_legend = 1
display.visualizations.custom.scatterplot_matrix.scatterplot_matrix.show_trend = 1
display.visualizations.custom.type = aplura_viz_donut.donut = 0
display.visualizations.type = custom
enableSched = 1
realtime_schedule = 0
request.ui_dispatch_app = search
request.ui_dispatch_view = search
schedule_window = 300
search = index=_internal source=*license_usage.log type="Usage" | eval indexname = if(len(idx)=0 OR isnull(idx),"(UNKNOWN)",
idx) | eval sourcetypename = st | bin _time span=1h | stats sum(b) as b by _time, pool, indexname, sourcetypename, h | eval 
GB=round(b/1024/1024/1024, 3) | fields _time, pool, indexname, sourcetypename, h, GB

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OK. Figured it out. Index didn't exist. Not sure why it didn't generate any messages for the search though... that's a bit strange.

That said, it's putting the entire event in the summary index. I just want certain fields - _time, pool, indexname, sourcetypename, h, GB - how would I do that?

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Can you add your answer as the answer to your own question and then mark it as such?


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Revered Legend

"it's putting the entire event in the summary index." Could you post the event that you get in your summary index? Even if you see the data in tabular form from your search, it will be stored as raw events (with fields appearing as key value pair with some additional info) in summary index.

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Instead of fields try | table _time, pool, indexname, sourcetypename, h, GB ?


Thanks. Not sure if this is normal... I get the following, which has the fields but also a bunch of other stuff. I was expecting just the fields that I stated:

06/16/2016 23:00:00 -0400, search_name=Hourly_License_byHost_Summary_Index, search_now=1466172480.000, info_min_time=1466049600.000, info_max_time=1466136000.000, info_search_time=1466172481.206, GB="0.000", h="", indexname=summary, pool=auto_generated_pool_enterprise, sourcetypename=meta_woot

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The additional fields search_now, info_min_time, etc., are inserted by the summary indexing command, so that's normal.

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Agreed - that all looks normal.

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