Book Image

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

Using event types to categorize results

An event type is essentially a simple search definition, with no pipes or commands.

To define an event type, first make a search. Let's search for the following:

sourcetype="impl_splunk_gen_SomeMoreLogs" logger=AuthClass 

Let's say these events are login events. To make an event type, choose Settings and then Event types, as shown in the following screenshot:

This presents us with the Event types page, where we view existing event types and, as we want to do here, create a new event:

First, click the button labeled New. Splunk will display the Add New page:

Let's name our event type login.

We can now search for the same events using the event type:


Event types can be used as part of another search, as follows:

eventtype=login loglevel=error 

Event type definitions can also refer to other event...