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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)
Title Page

Building your first app

For our first app, we will use one of the templates provided with Splunk. To get started, navigate to the Splunk Apps page (as we described earlier in this chapter) and then click on Create app.

The following page will open:

Set the fields as follows:

  • Set Name to Implementing Splunk App One. This name will be visible on the home screen, in the App menu, and in the app banner on the upper-left side of the window.
  • Set Folder name to is_app_one. This value will be the name of the app directory on the filesystem, so you should limit your name to letters, numbers, and underscores.
  • Set Version to 1.0 (it's our first version of the app!).
  • Set Visible to Yes. If your app simply provides resources for other apps to use, there may be no reason for it to be visible.
  • Fill in the Author (your name!) and Description (describe your app).
  • Set Template to...