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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

Forwarder monitoring

Monitoring our setup is quite important as the number of forwarders grows, and it can sometimes be very challenging. To aid with this, Splunk offers the out-of-the-box MC app, which contains a dashboard to monitor the forwarders.

By default, the forwarder monitoring feature is disabled in MC and must be enabled by following these steps:

  1. Log in to the MC-dedicated Splunk instance and navigate to Settings | Monitoring Console.
  2. Inside Monitoring Console, go to Settings | Forwarding Monitoring Setup; you will find that it is disabled. Click Enable. By default, Data Collection Interval is set to 15 minutes; leave it as-is and click Save, as shown in Figure 4.5:
Figure 4.5: Forwarder Monitoring Setup

Figure 4.5: Forwarder Monitoring Setup

You will find two menu items under the Forwarders tab: Forwarders Instance and Forwarders Deployment, as shown in Figure 4.6. The Forwarders: Instance and Forwarders: Deployment dashboards are built on the internal logs of...