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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

Understanding distributed search

In a Splunk distributed deployment, the main components involved in the distributed search are the search head and the indexer/search peer. A distributed deployment in Splunk connects multiple instances (search heads and indexers) to function as a unified system, enabling scalability, and efficient resource utilization.

The search head is responsible for presenting the Splunk interface to the user. It handles search management tasks and distributes search requests issued by the user to the indexers, which are also known as search peers. The search head coordinates the search process by sending search queries to the indexers and consolidates the results received from them. It then presents the aggregated results to the user.

On the other hand, the indexer is responsible for data indexing. It receives search requests from the search head and processes them by searching through the indexed data. The indexer returns the relevant results (based on...