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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


In this chapter, we learned that distributed search separates the duties of search heads and indexers. Search heads accept search requests from users and distribute them to indexers that are preconfigured. Search results returned from indexers will be consolidated by the search head and presented to the user.

We looked at the advantages of search head clusters compared to standalone instances and indexer cluster architectures. The search head captain plays a vital role in distributing knowledge bundles, scheduling searches, artifact proxying, and more. A dedicated cluster manager in the indexer cluster replicates data copies and ensures the search factor is met.

After this, we went through the ways to configure distributed search on a search head using the Splunk Web and CLI approaches. After configuring distributed search, we examined knowledge bundles, what they contain, and how to minimize their size through the max bundle size and deny list settings, along with ways...