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Splunk Essentials - Second Edition

By : Betsy Page Sigman, Somesh Soni, Erickson Delgado
Book Image

Splunk Essentials - Second Edition

By: Betsy Page Sigman, Somesh Soni, Erickson Delgado

Overview of this book

Splunk is a search, analysis, and reporting platform for machine data, which has a high adoption on the market. More and more organizations want to adopt Splunk to use their data to make informed decisions. This book is for anyone who wants to manage data with Splunk. You’ll start with very basics of Splunk— installing Splunk—and then move on to searching machine data with Splunk. You will gather data from different sources, isolate them by indexes, classify them into source types, and tag them with the essential fields. After this, you will learn to create various reports, XML forms, and alerts. You will then continue using the Pivot Model to transform the data models into visualization. You will also explore visualization with D3 in Splunk. Finally you’ll be provided with some real-world best practices in using Splunk.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Splunk Essentials Second Edition
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In this chapter, you have learned about the HEC and how it can be used to send HTTP and HTTPS data directly from an application to Splunk. To do this, you learned how to create a token and generate a token key to be used to access the data. You have also learned how to use cURL (for MAC or Linux) and PowerShell (for Windows) to collect the data. And you have created a basic website with buttons that will send the events back to Splunk. Lastly, you have learned how to search the data you have collected from the application.

In the next chapter, we'll go on and learn about recommended ways to work with Splunk.