Splunk 7.x Quick Start Guide

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  • Design and implement a complex Splunk Enterprise solution
  • Configure your Splunk environment to get machine data in and indexed
  • Build searches to get and format data for analysis and visualization
  • Build reports, dashboards, and alerts to deliver critical insights
  • Create knowledge objects to enhance the value of your data
  • Install Splunk apps to provide focused views into key technologies
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and manage your Splunk environment

Splunk is a leading platform and solution for collecting, searching, and extracting value from ever increasing amounts of big data - and big data is eating the world! This book covers all the crucial Splunk topics and gives you the information and examples to get the immediate job done. You will find enough insights to support further research and use Splunk to suit any business environment or situation.

Splunk 7.x Quick Start Guide gives you a thorough understanding of how Splunk works. You will learn about all the critical tasks for architecting, implementing, administering, and utilizing Splunk Enterprise to collect, store, retrieve, format, analyze, and visualize machine data. You will find step-by-step examples based on real-world experience and practical use cases that are applicable to all Splunk environments. There is a careful balance between adequate coverage of all the critical topics with short but relevant deep-dives into the configuration options and steps to carry out the day-to-day tasks that matter.

By the end of the book, you will be a confident and proficient Splunk architect and administrator.

  • Understand the various components of Splunk and how they work together to provide a powerful Big Data analytics solution. 
  • Collect and index data from a wide variety of common machine data sources
  • Design searches, reports, and dashboard visualizations to provide business data insights
Page Count 298
Course Length 8 hours 56 minutes
ISBN 9781789531091
Date Of Publication 29 Nov 2018


James H. Baxter

James H. Baxter is the President and CEO of PacketIQ Inc., a company which specializes in network and application performance analysis and management, including development of advanced analysis frameworks and tools.

With over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, his diverse technical background includes electronics, RF, satellite, data/telecom, LAN/WAN and voice design, network management, speech technologies, and Java/.NET programming. For most of the last 20 years, he has been working specifically with network and application performance issues.

James is a Wireshark Certified Network Analyst (WCNA). He is a member of the IEEE, Computer Measurement Group, and Association of Computing Machinery, and he follows advancements in artificial intelligence.

James is also a private pilot who holds an amateur radio Extra class license. He is also a guitar player and an amateur astronomer. You can find out more about James and PacketIQ Inc. at www.packetiq.com.