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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 deploymentclient

At this stage, we understand how to configure the DS and install the UF and have enabled data forwarding. To get the latest apps/add-ons from the DS, the UF requires a deploymentlclient.conf file, which can be created directly on the filesystem using a text editor. Alternatively, the same can be configured through the Splunk CLI command, which, in turn, writes to the deploymentclient.conf file. The CLI approach is the safest option as it avoids typos and other mistakes that might arise by directly editing the file.

Let’s look at the Splunk CLI and file approaches for configuring the deployment client:

  1. Log in to the UF host and change the directory to $SPLUNK_HOME/bin (the Linux default is /opt/splunkforwarder/bin).
  2. Execute the ./splunk set deploy-poll <DS-host:port> command to configure deploymentclient, as shown here:
    ./splunk set deploy-poll
  3. After successfully executing the command, change the directory to ...