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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 Premium apps

Splunk provides a number of Premium Apps, which are sophisticated value-added solutions tailored to IT operations, security, and Internet of Things environments. These are paid solutions in that they require the purchase of an additional license; you will need to talk to a Splunk salesperson to get pricing. The following is a partial list of Premium apps; I'll briefly introduce a few of them:

  • Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI)
  • Splunk Enterprise Security (ES)
  • Splunk User Behavior Analytics (Splunk UBA)
  • Splunk App for PCI Compliance Splunk Enterprise Security
  • Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange

IT service intelligence

Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) is a monitoring and analytics app...