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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 license management chapter, which has been very comprehensive. Licensing is native to Splunk Enterprise, and the naming conventions take a bit of time to digest.

We began with the licensing types that Splunk provides and then went through the differences between them to examine the suitability of different licenses for different deployment options. Splunk provides Enterprise Free and Trial licenses and Developer licenses with some limitations. To enable all the features of Splunk Enterprise, you need a valid license file. If a license is used beyond its limitations, a license warning will be raised, and the license will be treated as being in violation after a certain number of warnings. There are no violations for the infrastructure license, and the Enterprise license has a quota of 100 GB or more. License violations block important features, such as searching, but indexing continues. The Free and Trial licenses cannot be reset from violation...