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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


You will be given 10 questions and answer to choose from. The pattern of the questions is the same as we discussed in Chapter 1. Post-assessment, refer to the sections related to anything you had difficulty answering questions about. Alternatively, you can refer to the Splunk documentation. All the best! Let’s get started.

  1. Which conf file is required to define parsing settings for line breaking?
    1. outputs.conf
    2. line_breaker.conf
    3. props.conf
    4. server.conf
  2. Does creating a conf file directly on the filesystem reload a Splunk configuration automatically?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  3. How do you reload conf file changes on a standalone Splunk instance? (Select all that apply):
    1. Add the restart = true setting at the end of the conf file.
    2. Use a debug/refresh endpoint.
    3. Restart the Splunk instance.
    4. Do nothing – Splunk reloads them automatically.
  4. As a data admin, you are tasked with adjusting the INDEXED_EXTRACTIONS settings for an app named MyApp, located in the /opt/splunkforwarder...