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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

Splunk Web data preview

The Splunk Web data preview, Add Data, and Upload features are useful for testing the source type settings defined according to the props.conf specification. This works for the [<source type>] stanza.

Why is this so important? For example, say you create a new source type with line-breaking and timestamp extraction settings through a text editor or the New Source Type option available on Splunk Web at Settings | Source types and deploy it. Afterward, you realize the data indexed is not correctly formatted. You have to troubleshoot and find the invalid setting and then redo the same deployment again and again until everything is right. It is tedious, isn’t it? The data preview feature comes in handy for testing the source type and transforms.conf settings. The transforms.conf settings cannot be directly tested in the UI; however, we could pre-create them and refer to them when testing the source type settings. Remember that transforms.conf stanzas...