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Knowledge Object Overview App for Splunk

Splunk Cloud
Splunk Labs
This app provides a knowledge object (KO) usage overview. The app highlights KO usage, what is being used and what is no longer used. Splunk admins can review what KO are used, how often and the resource consumption over time. The app currently focuses on Dashboards and Reports/Alerts but also shows details for lookups and macros.

In addition, the app allows admin to review KO change actions for audit purposes.

Key features:
* Overview of Dashboard, Reports, Lookups and Macro usage. Highlighting both active and inactive assets.
* Reporting of all change actions to KOs by users, based on the audit index.
* Reporting of Dashboard executions and resource consumption to identify resource hungry dashboard and analyse cause.
* Reporting of Report executions and resource consumption to identify resource hungry dashboard and analyse cause.
* Dashboard and Report view statistics over time. Identify the most active KOs who they are used by.

Beta feature: Create tags for grouping KO(s) by function/usecase and then find and access your KOs by tag.

Known issues:

  • The savedsearches.conf Stanza [KOM_All_Assets] search should start "| union kom_all_assets" NOT kom_all_assets
  • The macros.conf Stanza [kom_all_assets] should not contain the "| union " SPL command on line 1.

  • This app is impacted by a SPL xpath command bug (SPL-195545) found in 8.0.x. As a workaround you can switch this app to use python.version = python 2 for the purpose of your testing. Or to be more targeted you can add a command.conf into splunk_kom/local with the following stanza.

filename = xpath.py
streaming = true
retainsevents = true
overrides_timeorder = false
supports_rawargs = true
is_risky = false
python.version = python2

This will simply force the xpath command to run under python 2

Release Notes

Version 1.0.26
June 11, 2021
  • Dashboard View Summaries - simplified the inputs and refactored dashboard view searches
  • Bug fixes related to search performance and accuracy in a number of areas.
Version 1.0.25
Feb. 18, 2021
  • Bug fixes
  • Dashboard analysis view
  • Navigation and reporting improvements

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