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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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Self-service app management

As we've seen within this chapter, Splunk apps are composed of dashboards, reports, alerts, and workflows, all optimized for a particular purpose. Splunk add-ons are a type of app that provide specific capabilities to other apps, such as getting data in, mapping data, or providing saved searches and macros.

When it comes to the Splunk Cloud environment, only pre-approved apps and add-ons can be installed. Approved apps are those apps that have been examined by Splunk to ensure they comply with the security requirements of Splunk Cloud.

Once deployed to the Cloud environment, management of an app starts with opening a support ticket. Sometimes timing is not optimal and in some cases, a fee is involved. To address this, there is the concept of self-service app management and the Splunk Packaging Toolkit.

The Splunk Packaging Toolkit is the tool for...