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Implementing Splunk - Second Edition by James D Miller, Vincent Bumgarner

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The search & reporting app

The Search & Reporting app (or just the search app) is where most actions in Splunk start. This app is a dashboard where you will begin your searching.

The data generator

If you want to follow the examples that appear in the next few chapters, install the ImplementingSplunkDataGenerator demo app by following these steps:

  1. Download ImplementingSplunkDataGenerator.tar.gz from the code bundle available on the site http://www.packtpub.com/support.
  2. Choose Manage apps… from the Apps menu.
  3. Click on the button labeled Install app from file.
  4. Click on Choose File, select the file, and then click on Upload.

This data generator app will produce about 16 megabytes of output per day. The app can be disabled so that it stops producing data ...

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