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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
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Analyzing the relationship of web requests

To better understand the events occurring within a web application environment, you need to start building relationships between the pieces of data within the events. By leveraging these relationships, efforts can become more targeted on the events requiring attention and a more proactive stance on issue identification can be taken. Imagine being able to say with confidence that when a certain page is requested, it will have a status of 404, or when a specific product is added to the cart, the service becomes unresponsive. Having this type of relationship capability added into your Operational Intelligence application opens up a vast array of possibilities when performing event analysis.

In this recipe, you will write a Splunk search to analyze the relationship of web requests between the status of the request and the pages where the request originated from, over a given period of time. You will then add this table as a panel to a dashboard.