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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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Lookup attributes

Let's discuss lookup attributes now. Splunk can use the existing lookup definitions to match the values of an attribute that you select to values of a field in the specified lookup table. It then returns the corresponding field/value combinations and applies them to your object as (lookup) attributes.

Once again, if you click on Add Field and select Lookup, Splunk opens the Add Fields with a Lookup page (shown in the following screenshot) where you can select from your currently defined lookup definitions. For this example, we select dnslookup:

The dnslookup converts clienthost to clientip. We can configure a lookup attribute using this lookup to add that result to the processing errors objects.

Under Input, select clienthost for Field in Lookup and Field in Dataset. Field in Lookup is the field to be used in the lookup table. Field in Dataset is the name...