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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 License Management

One of the key responsibilities of a Splunk system administrator is license management, When you install Splunk Enterprise for the first time, either for personal or commercial use, you need to configure the license to enable its functionality; otherwise, its default license validity will expire in 60 days. By the end of this chapter, you should understand license types, installation, how Splunk licensing works, license allocation, and license violations, and we will conclude with the license usage report in the Monitoring Console.

The overall goal of this chapter is to familiarize you with Splunk licensing so that you will be able to choose the right license type, stack your license file if you have more than one type, and configure and allocate the right volumes to peers. In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Introducing license types
  • Understanding license warnings and violations
  • How licensing works
  • Installing, managing...