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Bloodhound App for Splunk

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Bloodhound is a dynamic visualization tool that detects user bad practices in order to enhance performance in Splunk environments. By monitoring user interaction within the Splunk platform, the app is able to evaluate search and dashboard structure, offering actionable insight.

Bloodhound allows users to easily uncover and correct common headache-inducing habits including: unused saved searches, unused or duplicate summary indexes, and poorly constructed searches.

Full documentation can be found in the README file within the app.

Identify Resource Contention
- Sniff out resource draining searches and dashboards that are not or are rarely being used.

Uncover User Bad Practices
- View dashboard structure metrics including number of panels, quality of input searches and more.
- Track down and identify the biggest offenders.

Dashboard & Search Analysis
- Provide insight into poorly structured searches.
- Analyze the quality of saved and scheduled searches.

Release Notes

Version 1.2.1
Aug. 22, 2019

Version 1.2.1

- Fixed an issue with Expensive Searches Dashboard

Version 1.2.0
Dec. 3, 2018


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