Packt Publishing – Splunk 7 Essentials
English | Size: 2.26 GB
Explore what role each feature plays while installing and configuring Splunk
Store event data in Splunk indexes, classify events into sources and add data fields
Learn and use Splunk search processing language commands and best practices
Create powerful real-time or user-input dashboards
Discover security and deployment considerations while creating a Splunk environment
Create your own forms for custom visualization
Splunk has evolved from a normal log monitoring tool to a de facto tool used in almost every enterprise, spanning from IT to security and even marketing.
This course will get you off to a steady start by helping you understand how to install Splunk and set up a sample machine data generator, called Eventgen. By learning how to create various reports, dashboards, and alerts, you’ll then be able to analyze and visualize your data with a completely new perspective. You’ll later explore how to model data for business users using Splunk’s Pivot functionality. As you cover more chapters, you’ll get up to speed with testing Splunk’s powerful HTTP Event Collector and send data to Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud. After covering core Splunk functionality, you’ll gain insights into some real-world best practices for using this technology. Throughout this fully updated edition, you’ll also come across ‘Tips from the Fez’, which are additional comments and best practice recommendations from a member of the SplunkTrust Community.
By the end of this course, you’ll know exactly how to use the many features of Splunk to your advantage and transform your machine data into resourceful insights that positively affect business decisions.
Gain insights into data security with Splunk
Learn how to leverage Splunk’s analysis and visualization capabilities to make informed business decisions
Explore best practices for using Splunk features and add-ons
Table of contents
1 Bringing in Data
2 Search Processing Language
3 Reporting, Alerts and Search Optimization
4 Dynamic Dashboarding
5 Data Models and Pivot
6 HTTP Event Collector
7 Best Practices and Advanced Queries
8 Taking Splunk to the Organization