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Implementing Splunk: Big Data Reporting and Development for Operational Intelligence by Vincent Bumgarner

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Scheduling the generation of dashboards

As we stepped through the wizard interface to create panels, we accepted the default value of Run search each time dashboard loads. If we instead select Run scheduled search, we are given a time picker.

Scheduling the generation of dashboards

When the dashboard is loaded, the results from the last scheduled run will be used. The dashboard will draw as quickly as the browser can draw the panels. This is particularly useful when multiple users use a dashboard, perhaps in an operations group. If there are no saved results available, the query will simply be run normally.

Be sure to ask yourself just how fresh the data on a dashboard needs to be. If you ...

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