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Prioritizing scheduled searches


You are a Splunk platform user seeking to prioritize scheduled reports that run concurrently. If you schedule or accelerate many reports to run at or near the same time, determining which search or report should take precedence becomes difficult.


This video shows you how to determine the amount of concurrent searches that can run in Splunk platform. It also shows you how the search scheduler determines the run priority of scheduled reports and alerts, and what you can do to customize the priority. You'll learn how to:

  • Understand the search scheduler
  • Determine run priority
  • Limit concurrent searches
  • Adjust concurrency limits
  • Choose the scheduling mode

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