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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


In this chapter, we learned heaps about configuration settings for various data inputs that are very useful when getting data into Splunk. We began with the steps to install a UF and jumped into the file and directory monitoring input, understanding how this is used to monitor files and directories recursively. We also learned about (the three-dot notation/ellipsis used to traverse the directories in the filesystem path recursively) and * (the wildcard notation) in a monitor file path. We understood the use of fishbucket to keep track of files monitored using checksums and how it can be reset using the btprobe command.

We looked into network inputs used to accept data over TCP/UDP. TCP is more reliable than UDP, although their configuration specifications are very similar. Afterward, we covered the scripted input type that executes scheduled scripts and indexes transient data. Scripted inputs are commonly utilized in numerous Splunkbase apps, necessitating adherence...