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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

Installing, managing, and monitoring licenses

Now that you have a comprehensive understanding of license types and how license usage is calculated against the license quota, we will discuss adding, configuring, and managing a license. As a system administrator, these tasks are quite important. We will take the example of the Splunk Enterprise license type to discuss the following topics:

  • Adding a license
  • License stacking and pools
  • License manager and license peer
  • License usage and alerting

Let’s discuss each of these in detail in the following sections.

Adding a license

A Splunk Enterprise license is a file with the .license extension, which is generally purchased from Splunk. The following steps are applicable to other types of license, such as the Developer license.

A license file can be added to Splunk in either of the following two approaches:

  • On the Splunk web home page (https://<hostname>:8000), go to the menu in the top...