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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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Defining an app

In the strictest sense, an app is a directory of configurations, and sometimes code. The directories and files inside have a particular naming convention and structure.

All configurations are in plain text and can be edited using your choice of text editor. Apps generally serve one or more of the following purposes:

  • Acting as a container for searches, dashboards, and related configurations: This is what most users will do with apps. This is useful not only for logical grouping but also for limiting what configurations are applied and at what time. This kind of app usually does not affect other apps.
  • Providing extra functionality: Many objects can be provided in an app for use by other apps. These include field extractions, lookups, external commands, saved searches, workflow actions, and even dashboards. These apps often have no user interface at all; instead...