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Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook. - Third Edition

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

Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook. - Third Edition

By: Yogesh Raheja, 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)

Finding abnormally-sized web requests

The identification of abnormalities within events can prove to be valuable for many reasons: it can lead to the identification of a resource issue, highlight malicious activities hidden within high volumes of events, or simply detect users attempting to interact with the application in a way they were not designed to. When building an Operational Intelligence application for your website, the ability to detect abnormal activities should be at the top of your list. Frequently, after issues are identified, remediated, and due diligence has been done, it is common to see that some abnormality in the system or application was an early identifier of the cause. Capitalize on these opportunities to capture the abnormalities and triage them accordingly.

In this recipe, you will create a Splunk search to highlight abnormal web requests based on the...