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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

Introducing license types

Before directly jumping into the subject of types, let’s discuss the need for licenses. Splunk Enterprise is paid proprietary software that provides services to organizations that need a data platform that aligns with their business objectives. Splunk sells these services in the form of licenses to organizations to activate the Splunk Enterprise product. If you need help choosing the correct license for your use case, you can contact the Splunk sales team ([email protected]).

We will discuss the types of Splunk licenses in the following sections.

The Splunk Enterprise Trial license

The Trial license is enabled by default when you first install Splunk Enterprise. The Trial license has the following features:

  • It is valid only for 60 days. After this period, other license types must be selected to continue using the product.
  • It allows you to use the full features of Splunk Enterprise.
  • It works only for single/standalone Splunk Enterprise...