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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)
1
Part 1: Splunk System Administration
9
Part 2:Splunk Data Administration
14
Chapter 12: Self-Assessment Mock Exam

Roles

Roles are assigned to users, and at least one role must be assigned to a user. Roles contain a list of capabilities that defines which actions users can perform on the Splunk platform. In other words, capabilities are nothing but a list of permissions given to a role—for example, run a search, run a scheduled search, run a real-time search, and so on.

Along with capabilities, a role provides configurable options for which indexes the user is allowed to query, to restrict them further through a search filter approach, and to set quotas such as disk-space limit and user-level search limits. The following screenshot shows the list of configurable options a role contains:

Figure 3.4: Edit Role configurable options

Figure 3.4: Edit Role configurable options

Splunk Enterprise ships with the following default roles. Along with them, a Splunk administrator can create a custom role by inheriting an existing role. Custom roles that inherit existing roles inherit the parent role capabilities...