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Install the Infrequent Data Tier App and view the Dashboards

This page shows you how to install the Sumo Logic Infrequent Data Tier App and provides an example of the pre-configured dashboard.

Availability 

This feature is available in the following account plan.

Account Type Account Level
Credits Enterprise Suite

The Infrequent Data Tier App provides visibility into the usage and costs associated with data stored in the Infrequent Data Tier with the visually intuitive pre-configured dashboards.

Infrequent Data Tiers allow you to effectively analyze high volumes of log data that is accessed on a minimal basis. In this data tier, you pay for the amount of data scanned in each search. This on-demand payment model allows you to minimize costs by only paying the data accessed.

Install the App

You must complete the prerequisite requirement before you begin installing the Infrequent Data Tier App.

Prerequisite

Before you install the Infrequent Data Tier App, the Search Audit Index must be enabled. For more information see Enable the Search Audit Index. 

Installing the App

Complete the following instructions to install the Sumo Logic Infrequent Data Tier App.

To install the app, do the following:

Locate and install the app you need from the App Catalog. If you want to see a preview of the dashboards included with the app before installing, click Preview Dashboards.

  1. From the App Catalog, search for and select the app. 
  2. Select the version of the service you're using and click Add to Library.
  1. To install the app, complete the following fields.
    1. App Name. You can retain the existing name, or enter a name of your choice for the app.

    2. Data Source. Select either of these options for the data source.

      • Choose Source Category, and select a source category from the list.

      • Choose Enter a Custom Data Filter, and enter a custom source category beginning with an underscore. Example: (_sourceCategory=MyCategory).

    3. Advanced. Select the Location in Library (the default is the Personal folder in the library), or click New Folder to add a new folder.
  2. Click Add to Library.

Once an app is installed, it will appear in your Personal folder, or other folder that you specified. From here, you can share it with your organization. 

Panels will start to fill automatically. It's important to note that each panel slowly fills with data matching the time range query and received since the panel was created. Results won't immediately be available, but with a bit of time, you'll see full graphs and maps. 

Dashboard Filters

Each dashboard has a set of filters that you can apply to the entire dashboard, as shown in the following example. Click the funnel icon in the top dashboard menu bar to display a scrollable list of filters that are applied across the entire dashboard.

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Each panel has a set of filters that are applied to the results for that panel only, as shown in the following example. Click the funnel icon in the top panel menu bar to display a list of panel-specific filters.

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Infrequent Data Tier - Data Scanned Overview

The Infrequent Data Tier - Data Scanned Overview dashboard provides visibility into the total amount of data scanned by infrequent queries. This allows you to monitor and control on-demand search costs for the Infrequent Tier. 

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor data scan information per day.
  • Analyze monthly comparisons of scanned data.
  • Understand data scanned by caller module, query type, and query status.

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Infrequent Data Tier - Data Scanned by Users

The Infrequent Data Tier - Data Scanned by Users dashboard provides insights into the amount of infrequent data scanned by specific users, user trends, and the geographic locations of users.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor data scan information by user.
  • To analyze trends in data scanned by users over a 30 day period. 
  • Monitor the geographical locations for data scan information.

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Infrequent Data Tier - Query Analysis

The Infrequent Data Tier - Query Analysis dashboard provides visibility into the Infrequent Data Tier queries that are most expensive, as well as detailed information on the queries.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Identify the most expensive queries on the Infrequent Tier.
  • Analyze queries executed against Infrequent Tier.

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Infrequent Data Tier - Credits Consumed

The Infrequent Data Tier - Credits Consumed dashboard provides visibility into the total amount of Cloud Flex Credits your organization has consumed with infrequent queries. This allows you to monitor and control on-demand search costs for the Infrequent Tier. 

Use this dashboard to:

  • Monitor credits consumed per day.
  • Monitor credits consumed per user.
  • Monitor the geographical locations of credit consumption.
  • Identify the most expensive queries on the Infrequent Tier.

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