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Splunk 9.x Enterprise Certified Admin Guide

By : Srikanth Yarlagadda
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Splunk 9.x Enterprise Certified Admin Guide

By: Srikanth Yarlagadda

Overview of this book

The IT sector's appetite for Splunk and skilled Splunk developers continues to surge, offering more opportunities for developers with each passing decade. If you want to enhance your career as a Splunk Enterprise administrator, then Splunk 9.x Enterprise Certified Admin Guide will not only aid you in excelling on your exam but also pave the way for a successful career. You’ll begin with an overview of Splunk Enterprise, including installation, license management, user management, and forwarder management. Additionally, you’ll delve into indexes management, including the creation and management of indexes used to store data in Splunk. You’ll also uncover config files, which are used to configure various settings and components in Splunk. As you advance, you’ll explore data administration, including data inputs, which are used to collect data from various sources, such as log files, network protocols (TCP/UDP), APIs, and agentless inputs (HEC). You’ll also discover search-time and index-time field extraction, used to create reports and visualizations, and help make the data in Splunk more searchable and accessible. The self-assessment questions and answers at the end of each chapter will help you gauge your understanding. By the end of this book, you’ll be well versed in all the topics required to pass the Splunk Enterprise Admin exam and use Splunk features effectively.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Part 1: Splunk System Administration
Part 2:Splunk Data Administration
Chapter 12: Self-Assessment Mock Exam

Getting Data In

Welcome to Part 2 of this book, dedicated to Splunk data administration. In the previous chapters, we focused on Splunk system administration, covering essential topics such as installation, license configuration, user management, index creation, distributed search configuration, Splunk forwarder management, and Splunk Validated Architectures. Now, let’s imagine that you have a fully functional Splunk Enterprise instance with all the necessary system configurations in place. It is ready to receive and index data from various sources. In Chapter 1, we discussed the process of installing Splunk Enterprise in standalone mode. Please refer to the Splunk installation – standalone section for detailed instructions.

From this point onward, we will use the terms “data collection” and “data input” interchangeably throughout the chapters. Both terms refer to the process of gathering and retrieving data into Splunk for indexing and...