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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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Included apps

Without apps, Splunk has no user interface, rendering it essentially useless. Luckily, Splunk comes with a few apps to get us started. We'll now take a look at a few of these apps.

The Splunk Web Framework is not really an app, but a framework for developers who want to create experiences using Splunk and its analytical capabilities. The Splunk Web Framework lets you quickly create custom apps by using prebuilt components, styles, templates, and reusable samples and adding your own custom logic, interactions, reusable components, and UI:

  • Introspection_generator_addon: Refers to the data that Splunk Enterprise logs and uses to populate the _introspection index, generating data about your Splunk instance and environment. It writes that data to log files to aid in reporting on system resource utilization and troubleshooting problems.
  • splunk_monitoring_console&...