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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


This whole chapter revolved around the props.conf and transforms.conf settings up until the end and was purely technical. We began by understanding the parsing phase, coming right after the input phase, and its significance. Out of the three components, the full parsing pipeline exists on the HF and the indexer, and not on the UF; however, the UF is able to parse structured files through the INDEXED_EXTRACTIONS setting. We learned that it is mandatory to deploy parsing settings on the HF if the indexers are fronted by it.

Afterward, we looked at the props.conf stanzas related to sourcetype, source, and host and went through the specification of the source type definition for line breaker, line merging, and timestamp identification. To continue, we learned about the transforms.conf stanzas that work in accordance with props.conf. We further advanced into applying the SEDCMD setting via props.conf for data masking and the transforms.conf settings for overriding the source...