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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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Adding a Sankey diagram of web hits

As you have seen from the other recipes throughout the book, you have used many of the normal everyday visualizations commonly seen in spreadsheets and presentations. As data intelligence tools such as Splunk push the boundaries of getting data into a user's hands, there is a need to deliver and represent data using new and unique visualizations.

This recipe will show you how to install the Sankey diagram visualization add-on and create a custom visualization of relationships between web page hits and average bytes transferred, which will be populated as a new dashboard in the Operational Intelligence application.

Getting ready

To step through this recipe, you will need a running Splunk Enterprise...