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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

Configuring the Deployment Server

The DS, as its name suggests, centrally manages the deployment to forwarders. It can deploy to both UFs and HFs and is optionally able to restart them after apps have been deployed. In this section, you will find out about the capabilities of DS and the configuration required to manage the forwarders.

Let’s go through the DS setup requirements:

  • The DS is an instance of Splunk Enterprise software that requires a Splunk Enterprise license.
  • Forwarders, whether they’re UFs or HFs, require a deploymentclient.conf file to be configured to establish a connection with the Splunk DS. This configuration file enables the forwarder to “phone home” and communicate with the DS. By either manually editing the deploymentclient.conf file or using the Splunk CLI, the forwarders can establish the required connection with the DS.
  • The serverclass.conf configuration file for managing server classes can be set up through the...