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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 the universal forwarder

The installation steps for the UF are different for various OSs, and the UF software package differs too, depending on the OS and computing architecture. In this section, you will find only Windows and Linux-compatible UF installation instructions.

To find the list of UF software packages available by OS, go to

Before we dive into the direct installation, Splunk suggests checking the hardware prerequisites. The following CPU, memory, and disk requirements apply to UF 8.2.x through 9.x on all OSs:

  • CPU: 1.5 GHz clock speed
  • Primary memory: 512 MB
  • Disk: 5 GB space

Let’s take a look at the Windows installation instructions.

Installation in Windows OS

To demonstrate, I have downloaded the Windows 11 64-bit architecture-compatible .msi forwarder package from the preceding download link. The package can be installed through the command line/PowerShell...