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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 10. Tweaking Splunk

We have already learned some important features of Splunk, creating analytics and visualizations, along with various dashboard customization techniques. Now we will learn about various ways we can tweak Splunk so that we can get the most out of it and that to efficiently. In this chapter we will learn various management and customization techniques for using Splunk in the best possible way.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics in detail, along with example and uses.

  • Index replication
  • Indexer auto-discovery
  • Sourcetype manager
  • Field extractor
  • Search history
  • Event pattern detection
  • Data acceleration
  • Splunk buckets
  • Search optimizations
  • Splunk health

Index replication

Splunk supports a %distributed environment. Now, when it is said that Splunk supports a distributed environment, what does this actually mean? What is the use of Splunk being deployed in a distributed environment?

Splunk can be deployed in a standalone environment and in a distributed environment...