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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)
1
Part 1: Splunk System Administration
9
Part 2:Splunk Data Administration
14
Chapter 12: Self-Assessment Mock Exam

Splunk Web – Add Data feature

The Add Data feature is available in Splunk Web under the Settings menu. Simply open this menu and click on Add Data, as shown in Figure 8.3.

Figure 8.3: Splunk Web – Add Data

Figure 8.3: Splunk Web – Add Data

Clicking Add Data opens a new web page offering three ways to get the data into Splunk, as shown in Figure 8.4.

Figure 8.4: Methods for getting data into Splunk

Figure 8.4: Methods for getting data into Splunk

As you can see, the first method is a one-time Upload method used to add data to Splunk in one go. The maximum file size for upload is 500 MB.

The second Monitor option gets data by monitoring the files and ports on the machine Splunk is installed on. This method allows the use of a number of data input options, such as turning the instance into an HEC receiver, enabling network ports to listen for TCP/UDP traffic, and configuring a script to pull data payloads from an API at defined intervals.

The third option in the preceding figure is Forward...