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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


We have come to the end of the first chapter. There has definitely been a lot to digest. Let’s briefly summarize what we have learned so far.

In this chapter, we began by looking at the Splunk Certified Admin certification prerequisites, the exam topics, and their weightage. In line with the exam topics, this book is organized into two parts: Splunk Enterprise system administration and data administration. We also discussed the exam pattern, which includes single- and multiple-choice as well as true/false questions.

We looked at the fundamentals of what Splunk Enterprise does and its key highlights as a data analysis product. We then progressed to look at the Splunk Enterprise 9.x product family features, followed by components and their role in deployment.

We also looked at prominent SVAs. We covered single-server, distributed non-clustered, distributed clustered single-site, and distributed clustered multi-site architectures. We discussed their advantages and limitations, showcasing processing and management components. Finally, we successfully installed a Splunk Enterprise single instance on a Windows system.

This chapter is the foundation for the rest of the book. The Splunk components that we looked at will be detailed in further chapters. It is required to know in what context they would be used and how they help in overall Splunk deployment architecture. Though SVAs are not part of the exam guide, they are included in the book to give you a better understanding of the upcoming chapters.

In the next chapter, we are going to deep-dive into license management. License management includes types of licenses, how they work, and license configuration.

In the next section, you are going to practice exam-style questions covering the topics that we have learned so far.