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  1. Enable the default search bar to be prefilled with something on a per app basis

    Different apps will generally use different sets of indicies. Defaulting to the right ones is helpful!

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    • Eliminate the necessity to restart Splunk when new .js/.css files are added to an app

      Would be nice to have a debug/refresh endpoint for those artifacts. Even better if you could automagically load any added or updated .xml, .js or .css files. Even better if this feature could be configurable, so it could be enabled on dev environments and disabled in production.

      11 votes
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      • Splunk Core Components

        Splunk is a powerful platform for analyzing machine data, data that machines emit in great volumes but which is seldom used effectively. Machine data is already important in the world of technology and is becoming increasingly important in the world of business.
        The first place that Splunk took hold, naturally, was the datacenter, which is awash in machine data. Splunk became popular with system administrators, network engineers, and application developers as an engine to quickly understand (and increase the usefulness of) machine data.
        In most computing environments, many different systems depend on each other. Monitoring systems send alerts after something…

        9 votes
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        • Need an intermediate development environment for creating modules

          There should be a simplified development environment to create modules that will retrieve / generate information for Splunk to index that falls between simply running a one-line cronjob, and building a django module.
          Perhaps a GUI interface to setup simple commands (or PS commandlets) that can be run in a particular sequence. Also, it would be important to offer guidance in structuring and formatting the gathered data to best fit built-in capabilities such as Pivot tables.
          Finally, have a simple way to pair searches and translation to the module, keeping it within the same interface / realm for cohesion.
          Dan

          9 votes
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          • Allow Splunk administrators to impersonate users

            Allow Splunk administrators to impersonate users.

            Administrators should be able to impersonate other users for testing purposes. When impersonating another user, the administrator has access to exactly what that user would have access to in the system, including the same dashboards etc. Splunk records anything the administrator does while impersonating another user as having been done by that user.

            Use this feature to test what different users can do in the system and to perform actions for them in their stead.

            Servicenow has this feature: http://wiki.servicenow.com/index.php?title=Impersonating_a_User#gsc.tab=0

            6 votes
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            • Enable sort option in Forwarder Management Settings

              Like in other settings view, enable sorting option in forwarder management settings view for Clients, Apps, Serverclass.

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              • Custom search command support for additional languages

                Today custom search commands are only supported in Python (http://dev.splunk.com/view/python-sdk/SP-CAAAEU2). This feature will add the ability to implement in other languages similar to the way Modular Inputs are supported.

                6 votes
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                  planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Splunk Server  ·  Admin →
                • syntax highlighting in the search bar to make the searches better readable and distinguish between the keywords and other parts of the searc

                  The bigger the searches get, the harder it is to understand them and troubleshoot. Syntax and color highlighting tlike any other IDE's will make the learning of search language much easier and faster.

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                  • 4 votes
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                    • Provide a mean to add top values (and similar) drilldowns to graphs in dashboards simlar to what is displayed in interesting fields

                      Provide a mean to add top values (and similar) drilldowns automatically to selected graphs in dashboards similar to what is displayed in interesting fields. As in page popups refreshing/narrowing down the associated graph results dynamically as selected for example.
                      This would really help in troubleshooting event trends, etc...

                      3 votes
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                      • edit users, roles and and default apps via the GUI against a search head cluster.

                        allow more GUI configuration when using search head clustering or indexer clustering. eg, edit users, roles and and default apps via the GUI against a search head cluster.

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                        • An app to edit/create props and transforms.conf which include field extraction and all other stanzas. Something like lookup editor.

                          Add an app to edit/create props and transforms.conf which include field extraction and all other stanzas. Something like lookup editor.

                          2 votes
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                          • Easy Installation Process as easy as Drag and Drop and few drop downs to chose

                            If we simplify process further process.For an Enterprise level Deployment, we would certainly look for some UX as easy as filling up User Sign In form.Easy steps capable of Hybrid Distributed Deployment,Real time suggestions based on distribution of clusters,indexing volume,Number of user & Data to analyse, the customer base would grow faster.Drag and drop features for installation (like what we do in case of UML) would certainly something more easier and simple.

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                            • We need to see the log file, when we save the source and it don't work

                              When the there is an error, the display don't write nothing about the error.
                              Very important is to see the error log, of the WEb Server.

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                              • Splunk Start,Stop & Restart From user interface without using command line

                                upgrading Splunk UI such that Without using Command line for start,stop & restart.It will be easy for the user to do that.

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                                • Allow JSON to be used directly, from a file, to populate a KVstore collection.

                                  I have a use case where the easiest, most useful method of using a kvstore collection as a lookup is by a mechanism similar to a CSV lookup. I'd like to be able to create a collection, point it at a JSON file on disk (which I will populate asynchronously outside of Splunk's purview) and have it "just work" like the CSV ones do. IT *never* needs to "update" in place, if it finds the file changed (or on a schedule I pick) just dump the old stuff and reload it.

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