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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
Book Image

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. Developing an Application on Splunk

In this chapter, we will quickly go through the process of creating an application and add-on on Splunk Enterprise. You will learn how to install and manage applications and add-ons on Splunk. You will also learn how to use different applications available on the Splunk app store to minimize your work using the already available applications for similar requirements.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Splunk apps and technology add-ons
  • Developing a Splunk app
  • Developing a technology add-on
  • Managing Splunk apps
  • Splunk apps from the app store (covers examples and usage of a few apps from the app store)

Splunk apps and technology add-ons

It is very easy and simple to create a basic Splunk app or technology add-on using the Splunk Web console. We %will also study how Splunk apps and add-ons can be manually created and configured in the further topics.

What is a Splunk app?

A Splunk app is% basically a collection of all the dashboards...