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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 a data model

So now that we have a general idea of what a Splunk data model is, let's go ahead and create one. Before we can get started, we need to verify that our user ID is set up with the proper access required to create a data model. By default, only users with an admin or power role can create data models. For other users, the ability to create a data model depends on whether their roles have write access to an app.

To begin (once you have verified that you do have access to create a data model), you can click on Settings and then on Data models (under KNOWLEDGE):

This takes you to the Data Models (management) page, shown in the next screenshot. This is where a list of data models is displayed. From here, you can manage the permissions, acceleration, cloning, and removal of existing data models. You can also use this page to upload a data model or create...