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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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Understanding layoutPanel

In an advanced XML dashboard, the value of the layoutPanel attribute determines which panel a module is drawn to. This separation of logic and layout can be useful—for instance, allowing you to reuse data generated by a query with multiple modules—but displays the results on different parts of the page.

A few rules for this attribute are as follows:

  • The layoutPanel attribute must appear on all immediate children of <view>.
  • The layoutPanel attribute can appear on descendant child module tags.
  • If a module does not have a layoutPanel attribute, it will inherit the value from the closest upstream module that does.
  • Modules that have visible output are added to their respective layoutPanel attributes in the order they appear in, in the XML.
  • Modules flow in the panel they are placed in. Most modules take the entire width of the panel, but...