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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)

Architecting Splunk

If you have just started learning Splunk, it is unlikely that you would be expected to architect and implement a complex Splunk solution, especially for a larger enterprise. Typically, such projects are advisedly executed with the assistance of experienced architects from Splunk professional services, a Splunk partner consultancy, or your own in-house architects. However, you may be championing an introductory Splunk sandbox or solution at your company, or joining an existing team and need to come up to speed quickly—in which case, this overview should be helpful.

The topics that will be covered in this chapter include the following:

  • Collecting the data needed for choosing an appropriate Splunk configuration
  • Understanding the different types of Splunk environments
  • Understanding replication and search factors
  • Introduction to indexing buckets
  • Considerations...