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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 knowledge bundles

A knowledge bundle is an archived file containing knowledge objects, and it is distributed by the search head to the search peers to process distributed searches. Knowledge objects may be related to field extractions, saved searches, reports, alerts macros, event types, lookups, and user authorization, among other things. Knowledge objects within Splunk can be categorized as either private to an individual user, shared across specific applications, or even global (accessible to all users). Moreover, access to these objects can be restricted to particular user roles, adding an extra layer of control and security.

For a more comprehensive explanation of managing object permissions, I suggest referring to the official Splunk documentation at the following link: This resource delves into a wide range of scenarios that extend beyond the scope of the exam.

Search peers receiving the knowledge bundle participate in the distributed...