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Splunk 7.x Quick Start Guide

By : James H. Baxter
Book Image

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)

Administering Splunk Apps and Users

—In this chapter, we will round out our administrative duties by learning how to distribute Splunk apps and set up our users and their roles so that they can access the data in Splunk, and have a place (a Splunk app) to save and use the reports, dashboards, and alerts they'll build using this data. We'll also spend a little time discussing how to best manage and support your Splunk environment in terms of financial and administrative resources so that it keeps running in top shape.

The topics covered in this chapter include:

  • How to distribute Splunk apps from a deployer
  • Configuring users and roles to grant access to Splunk functionality
  • Best practices for managing data in Splunk
  • Supporting your Splunk deployment

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