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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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Creating alerts from searches

Let's continue with our example. We want to take our original search query, schedule it, and then set a triggered response.

Any saved search can also be run on a schedule. One use for scheduled searches is firing alerts. Let's get started with our example. Go to the Reports page (shown in the previous screenshot) and click on Open in Search for our report (errors affecting mary). This opens our saved report not as a report but as a search query (it also runs the search). From there, we can click on Save As and choose Alert.

Using the Save As Alert window (shown in the next screenshot), we can fill in the appropriate details for our alert:

The fields can be filled as follows:

  • Title: I kept the original search title (errors affecting mary) but added the word alert
  • Description: I kept this the same, but in reality, we'd want to add more...