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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)

Splunk Reports, Dashboards, and Alerts

This chapter builds on the skills developed in the previous two chapters to help you quickly and easily develop effective reports and dashboards from saved searches that provide at-a-glance status indicators, charts, graphs, tables, and complex visualizations that can be scheduled for delivery by email or other transmission means. You'll also learn how to configure alerts to monitor critical events and let support personnel know when something isn't right—and where to look first to fix it.

The topics covered in this chapter include the following:

  • Creating reports and saved searches for scheduled reports
  • Using reports to create and populate a Splunk dashboard
  • Adding and integrating controls into a dashboard
  • Enhancing Splunk dashboards with JavaScript and other visualization options
  • Creating and configuring alerts