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Managing search telemetry settings
You can use search telemetry to analyze search request performance by success or failure in OpenSearch Dashboards. OpenSearch stores telemetry data in the
Because there are thousands of concurrent search requests from OpenSearch Dashboards, the heavy traffic can cause significant load in an OpenSearch cluster.
OpenSearch clusters perform better with search telemetry turned off.
Turning on search telemetry
Search usage telemetry is turned off by default. To turn it on, you need to set
true in the
You can find the OpenSearch Dashboards YAML file in the opensearch-project repository on GitHub.
Turning on telemetry in the
opensearch_dashboards.yml file overrides the default search telemetry setting of
false in the Data plugin configuration file.
Turning search telemetry on or off
The following table shows the
data.search.usageTelemetry.enabled values you can set in
opensearch_dashboards.yml to turn search telemetry on or off.
|OpenSearch Dashboards YAML value
|Search telemetry status: on or off
Sample opensearch_dashboards.yml with telemetry enabled
This OpenSearch Dashboards YAML file excerpt shows the telemetry setting set to
true to turn on search telemetry:
# Set the value of this setting to false to suppress
# search usage telemetry to reduce the load of the OpenSearch cluster.