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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

Splunk Forwarder Management

The forwarder name should sound familiar at this stage as you will have already read about two types of forwarder: the universal forwarder (UF) and the heavy forwarder (HF). These are two different software binaries built for specific use cases. In this chapter, you will learn more about UFs, which are managed centrally through the deployment server (DS) in large and complex Splunk Enterprise environments.

We will begin by learning more about the purpose of UFs in the overall Splunk deployment architecture, followed by configuring the DS, and the installation and configuration of UF. Configuration includes connecting the UF to external indexers for data forwarding and using the deploymentclient.conf configuration to download apps from the DS. Finally, you will be introduced to monitoring forwarders through the monitoring console application.

This chapter holds significant importance not only for system administrators but also for data administrators...