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Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Jose E. Hernandez, Josh Diakun, Derek Mock, Paul R. Johnson
Book Image

Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Jose E. Hernandez, Josh Diakun, Derek Mock, Paul R. Johnson

Overview of this book

Splunk makes it easy for you to take control of your data, and with Splunk Operational Cookbook, you can be confident that you are taking advantage of the Big Data revolution and driving your business with the cutting edge of operational intelligence and business analytics. With more than 70 recipes that demonstrate all of Splunk’s features, not only will you find quick solutions to common problems, but you’ll also learn a wide range of strategies and uncover new ideas that will make you rethink what operational intelligence means to you and your organization. You’ll discover recipes on data processing, searching and reporting, dashboards, and visualizations to make data shareable, communicable, and most importantly meaningful. You’ll also find step-by-step demonstrations that walk you through building an operational intelligence application containing vital features essential to understanding data and to help you successfully integrate a data-driven way of thinking in your organization. Throughout the book, you’ll dive deeper into Splunk, explore data models and pivots to extend your intelligence capabilities, and perform advanced searching to explore your data in even more sophisticated ways. Splunk is changing the business landscape, so make sure you’re taking advantage of it.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook Second Edition
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Creating an Operational Intelligence application

This recipe will show you how to create an empty Splunk app that we will use as the starting point for building our Operational Intelligence application.

Getting ready

To go through this recipe, you will need a running Splunk Enterprise server, with the sample data loaded from Chapter 1, Play Time – Getting Data In. You should have also completed the recipes from the earlier chapters. You should be familiar with navigating the Splunk user interface.

How to do it…

Follow the given steps to create the Operational Intelligence application:

  1. Log in to your Splunk server.

  2. From the Apps menu in the upper left-hand corner of the home screen, click on the gear icon.

  3. Click on the Create app button.

  4. Complete the fields in the box that follows. Name the app Operational Intelligence and give it a folder name of operational_intelligence. Add a version number and provide an author name. Ensure that Visible is set to Yes and the barebones template is selected.

  5. When...