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Advanced Splunk by Ashish Kumar Tulsiram Yadav

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Intelligent job scheduling

This section will explain in detail how Splunk Enterprise handles scheduled reports in order to run them concurrently. Splunk uses a report scheduler to manage scheduled alerts and reports. Depending on the configuration of the system, the scheduler sets a limit on the number of reports that can be run concurrently on the Splunk search head. Whenever the number of scheduled reports crosses the threshold limit set by the scheduler, it has to prioritize the excess reports and run them in order of their priority.

The limit is set by a scheduler so as to make sure that the system performance is not degraded and fewer or no reports get skipped disproportionally more than others. Generally, reports are skipped when slow-to-complete ...

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