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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)

Creating reports

To save the search in the previous section as a tabular report, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Save As... | Report link.
  2. In the form that opens, give the report a title, such as Splunk Server Info, and an optional description. In this case, we will set the option to display the Time Range Picker in the report to No because the REST calls are an immediate snapshot, but you'll probably want this option displayed for most of your reports.
  3. Click Save.

You'll be presented with a new form with the options to set Permissions, Schedule or Accelerate the report, or Embed it in an external website, as shown in following screenshot:

Fig 8.2: Saving a report and additional settings

You can now click Permissions and change the default Display For setting from Owner to App (usually the best option) or All apps.

The Run As setting determines whether the search...