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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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Working with Apps

Splunk apps are what the industry calls knowledge, or, sometimes, apps are a collection of knowledge objects. A knowledge object is a prearrangement of configurations within Splunk, based on some logic and agreed upon due to some consideration or need. With Splunk, you have the ability to create these apps to extend or customize users' Splunk experience. In this chapter, we will explore what makes up a Splunk app, as well as exploring the latest self-service app management (originally introduced in version 6.6) updated in version 7.0.

We will:

  • Inspect included apps
  • Install apps from Splunkbase
  • Build our own app
  • Customize app navigation
  • Customize the look and feel of apps
  • Self-service app management