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Mastering Splunk

By : James D. Miller
Book Image

Mastering Splunk

By: James D. Miller

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Mastering Splunk
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Creating effective dashboards

Splunk makes it easy to build and edit dashboards without writing a single line of code. However, the question is what is a dashboard?


A dashboard provides a visual interface that displays the key indicators to users in a single view. This view—called a dashboard—is designed to consolidate numerous areas of interest in order to increase the visibility of critical information.

In Splunk Web, every single (web) page is known as a view. Some of these views are shipped with and installed with Splunk by default (such as the Search & Reporting app). Splunk allows you to add new views to its apps and when you create your own Splunk apps, you can design and build views for them.

In Splunk, a dashboard is always associated with a specific app and is a type of view that is made up of panels. These panels can contain modules such as:

  • Search boxes

  • Fields

  • Charts

  • Tables

  • Lists

So, let's take a closer look at these objects.


A Splunk view is a user interface that you build...