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Improving Your Splunk Skills

By : James D. Miller, Paul R. Johnson, Josh Diakun, Derek Mock
Book Image

Improving Your Splunk Skills

By: James D. Miller, Paul R. Johnson, Josh Diakun, Derek Mock

Overview of this book

Splunk makes it easy for you to take control of your data and drive your business with the cutting edge of operational intelligence and business analytics. Through this Learning Path, you'll implement new services and utilize them to quickly and efficiently process machine-generated big data. You'll begin with an introduction to the new features, improvements, and offerings of Splunk 7. You'll learn to efficiently use wildcards and modify your search to make it faster. You'll learn how to enhance your applications by using XML dashboards and configuring and extending Splunk. You'll also find step-by-step demonstrations that'll walk you through building an operational intelligence application. As you progress, you'll explore data models and pivots to extend your intelligence capabilities. By the end of this Learning Path, you'll have the skills and confidence to implement various Splunk services in your projects. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: Implementing Splunk 7 - Third Edition by James Miller Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook - Third Edition by Paul R Johnson, Josh Diakun, et al
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
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Play Time – Getting Data In

 In this chapter, we will cover the basic ways to get data into Splunk, in addition to some other recipes that will help prepare you for later chapters. You will learn about the following recipes:

  • Indexing files and directories
  • Getting data through network ports
  • Using scripted inputs
  • Using modular inputs
  • Using the Universal Forwarder to gather data
  • Receiving data using the HTTP Event Collector
  • Getting data from databases using DB Connect
  • Loading the sample data for this book
  • Data onboarding: Defining field extractions
  • Data onboarding: Defining event types and tags
  • Installing the Machine Learning Toolkit