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Course Code

BD39

Duration

3 Days

Basic data processing skills
Fast Track to Spark combines topics for Users, Developers and Administrators into a fast-paced, thorough coverage of Spark Enterprise. The course covers Splunk Architecture, Installation, Data Management, Dashboards and Data Visualizations, Building Apps, Advanced Searching and Alerts. We also cover monitoring, configuring and troubleshooting Splunk before learning Customizations and Extensions to Splunk.
This course is designed for Splunk Users, Developers and Administrators.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Motivation for Searching
  • Install Splunk
  • Use Search Processing Language
  • Understand Splunk Architecture
  • Configure Splunk
  • Load Data
  • Create Dashboards
  • Review Security
  • Explore Knowledge Objects
  • Use Pivot
  • Manage Data Models
  • Create Reports
  • Understand Indexes and Indexers
  • Create Alerts
  • Use Distributed Management Console
  • Customize and Extend Splunk
1. Introduction to Splunk
Motivation for Searching
Operational Intelligence
Log Data
Internet Data
Events
Time Stamping
Typical Use Cases
Success Stories
Splunk Apps

2. Installation
System Requirements
Windows
Mac OS X
Linux
Users & Groups
Stratup
Enterprise License
Uploading Data
Command Line Interface (CLI)
Distributed Management Console

3. Search Processing Language
Web Browser Interface
SPL
Host, Source, Source Type
SPL Syntax
Types of Searches
Search Pipeline
Search Views
Fields
More SPL
Subsearch
Field Lookups

4. Splunk Architecture
Forwarders
Universal Forwarder
Load Balancing
Indexes
tsidx
Indexers
Databases, Subdirectories
Index Buckets
Heat Attributes
Indexer Clusters
Search Heads
Replication Factor
Bloom Filters

5. Configuration Files
Splunk Web
Configuration
File Directories
File Structure
Stanzas
File Precedence
Parameters and Pipeline Phases
Backups

6. Data Inputs
Getting Data into Splunk
Files and Directories
Networks
Windows Data
Source Types
Event Processing
Timestamps
Field Extraction
Host Values

7. Dashboards and Visualizations
Visualization Types
Views
Panels
Workflow
Dashboard Editor
Building Dashboards
Editing Dashboards
Drilldowns
PDF Generation
Editing Simple XML

8. Security
Enterprise Security
User Authentication
Roles
Capabilities
Predefined Roles
Auditing
Splunk Web
Scripted Authentication
Access Control Lists

9. Knowledge Objects
Data Interpretation
Fields and Field Extractions
Data Classification
Event Types and Transactions
Data Enrichment
Lookups and Workflow Actions
Data Normalization
Tags and Aliases

10. Data Models and Pivot
Objects
Attributes
Pivot
Pivot Editor
Constraints
Pivot Elements
Format
Charts
Visualizations
Manage Data Models

11. Reporting
Save Search or Pivot
Create Reports
Edit Reports
Convert a Dashboard to a Report
Schedule Reports
Priority
PDF Generation
Slow-completing Reports

12. Advanced Searching
Statistical Tables
Search in Real Time
Evaluate Fields
Manipulate Fields
Calculate Statistics
Advanced Statistics
Machine Learning
Group and Correlate Events
Manage Jobs
Export Results

13. Manage Indexes and Indexers
Create Index
Multiple Indexes
Remove Indexes
Index Parallelization
Distributed Management Console
Indexing Performance
Index Storage
Indexer
Move the Index Database
BackUp and Archive Indexes

14. Creating Alerts
Monitor and Respond
Alerting Workflow
Alert Types
Create Alert
Manage Alert Triggers
Alert Actions
View Alerts
Update Alerts
Alert Examples

15. Performance and Troubleshooting
Splunk on Splunk
Distributed Management Console
Detailed Topology
Performance Information
metrics.log
Indexing Performance
OS Resource Usage
Key Value Store
Search Head
Indexer Clustering
Index Usage
Volume Usage

16. Customize and Extend Splunk
Apps
Add-Ons
Getting Started
Create your App
Add Configurations
Add Objects
Set Permissions
Build Navigation for your App
Configure a setup screen
Package your App
Files and Directories for Apps
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