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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)
Title Page

Tables, Charts, and Fields

Up to this point, we have learned how to search for and retrieve raw events, but you will most likely want to create tables and charts to expose useful patterns. Thankfully, the reporting commands in Splunk make short work of most reporting tasks. We will step through a few common use cases in this chapter. Later in the chapter, we will learn how to create custom fields for even more custom reports.

Specifically, in this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • The pipe symbol
  • Using top to show common field values
  • Using stats to aggregate values
  • Using chart to turn data
  • Using timechart to show values over time
  • Working with fields
  • Acceleration
  • Chart enhancements in version 7.0