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Splunk 7.x Quick Start Guide

By : James H. Baxter
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Splunk 7.x Quick Start Guide

By: James H. Baxter

Overview of this book

Splunk is a leading platform and solution for collecting, searching, and extracting value from ever increasing amounts of big data - and big data is eating the world! This book covers all the crucial Splunk topics and gives you the information and examples to get the immediate job done. You will find enough insights to support further research and use Splunk to suit any business environment or situation. Splunk 7.x Quick Start Guide gives you a thorough understanding of how Splunk works. You will learn about all the critical tasks for architecting, implementing, administering, and utilizing Splunk Enterprise to collect, store, retrieve, format, analyze, and visualize machine data. You will find step-by-step examples based on real-world experience and practical use cases that are applicable to all Splunk environments. There is a careful balance between adequate coverage of all the critical topics with short but relevant deep-dives into the configuration options and steps to carry out the day-to-day tasks that matter. By the end of the book, you will be a confident and proficient Splunk architect and administrator.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

REST API endpoints

You may have noticed that, in some of the search examples in this book, I've used REST endpoints to get information. This is a very useful feature that you'll want to become comfortable with, as these endpoints sometimes provide an easier and in some cases, the only way to get some configuration information.

The best starting point for investigating REST endpoints is /services/properties; enter the following in the search bar:

| rest /services/properties 
| rest /services/server
| rest /services/server/info # lots of good HW info here

Try these servicesNS searches:

| rest /servicesNS/admin/search/data
| rest /servicesNS/-/-/data

The /services series provides access to system-wide information endpoints. The /servicesNS (namespace) series in the preceding code block requires that you provide an owner and app to access app-specific objects, or use the ...