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Splunk: Enterprise Operational Intelligence Delivered

By : Derek Mock, Betsy Page Sigman, Paul R. Johnson, Erickson Delgado, Josh Diakun, Ashish Kumar Tulsiram Yadav
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Splunk: Enterprise Operational Intelligence Delivered

By: Derek Mock, Betsy Page Sigman, Paul R. Johnson, Erickson Delgado, Josh Diakun, Ashish Kumar Tulsiram Yadav

Overview of this book

Splunk is an extremely powerful tool for searching, exploring, and visualizing data of all types. Splunk is becoming increasingly popular, as more and more businesses, both large and small, discover its ease and usefulness. Analysts, managers, students, and others can quickly learn how to use the data from their systems, networks, web traffic, and social media to make attractive and informative reports. This course will teach everything right from installing and configuring Splunk. The first module is for anyone who wants to manage data with Splunk. You’ll start with very basics of Splunk— installing Splunk— before then moving 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. With more than 70 recipes on hand in the second module 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. Dive deep into Splunk to find the most efficient solution to your data problems in the third module. Create the robust Splunk solutions you need to make informed decisions in big data machine analytics. From visualizations to enterprise integration, this well-organized high level guide has everything you need for Splunk mastery. This learning path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer into one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: • Splunk Essentials - Second Edition • Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook - Second Edition • Advanced Splunk
Table of Contents (6 chapters)

Chapter 2. Diving into Data – Search and Report

In this chapter, we will cover the basic ways to search data in Splunk. We will cover the following recipes:

  • Making raw event data readable
  • Finding the most accessed web pages
  • Finding the most used web browsers
  • Identifying the top-referring websites
  • Charting web page response codes
  • Displaying web page response time statistics
  • Listing the top-viewed products
  • Charting the application's functional performance
  • Charting the application's memory usage
  • Counting the total number of database connections


In the previous chapter, we learned about the various ways to get data into Splunk. In this chapter, we will dive right into the data and get our hands dirty.

The ability to search machine data is one of Splunk's core functions, and it should come as no surprise that many other features and functions of Splunk are heavily driven-off searches. Everything from basic reports and dashboards to data models and fully featured...