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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

Understanding license warnings and violations

Understanding license limitations and their impact on the Splunk Enterprise platform is very important if system administrators want to maintain the continuity of their platform. The license types, whether purchased from Splunk or free, enforce limits, except the infrastructure license, which counts the number of vCPUs and doesn’t enforce license violation limitations. The rest of the license types enforce limits on data volume or indexed data volume per day.

If a license exceeds the allowed data volume per day, Splunk Enterprise will raise a license warning. When the number of warnings exceeds a certain threshold, it is called a license violation. The thresholds differ for every license type. A license violation disables the important features of Splunk Enterprise.

License warnings appear in Splunk web administrative messages. They persist for a number of days in order for system administrators to resolve them. License usage...