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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


As this ebook edition doesn't have fixed pagination, the page numbers below are hyperlinked for reference only, based on the printed edition of this book.


Active Directory (AD) 52, 146

Add Data feature

in Splunk Web 131-134

Admin Manual

reference link 51

agentless input 155

Amazon Web Services (AWS) 8

app/user 95

authentication methods 52, 53


MFA 54

native Splunk 53

scripted authentication 54

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 53, 54


btool command

used, for troubleshooting conf files 99, 100

buckets 77, 78

cold 79

frozen 79

hot 79

thawed 79

warm 79


certification exam 4

weightage of topics 4

certification exam’s test pattern 5

multiple-choice category 5

true or false category 5

clustered indexers

adding, to Splunk CLI 112, 113

adding, to Splunk Web 115

cluster manager node 109

cold buckets 79

collection 187