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Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook - Third Edition

By : Josh Diakun, Paul R. Johnson, Derek Mock
Book Image

Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook - Third Edition

By: Josh Diakun, Paul R. Johnson, Derek Mock

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 80 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 with machine learning 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 (12 chapters)

Charting web page response codes

Log data often contains seemingly cryptic codes that have all sorts of meanings. This is true of our web access logs, where there is a status code that represents a web page response. This code is very useful, as it can tell us whether certain events were successful or not. For example, error codes found in purchase events are less than ideal, and if our website was at fault, then we might have lost a sale.

In this recipe, we will write a Splunk search to chart web page responses against the various web pages on the site.

Getting ready

To step through this recipe, you will need a running Splunk Enterprise server, with the sample data loaded from Chapter 1, Play Time - Getting Data In. You should...