Chapter 5. Progressive Dashboards

This chapter will explain the default Splunk dashboard and then expand on the advanced features offered by Splunk for making business-effective dashboards.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating effective dashboards
  • Using panels
  • XML
  • Searching
  • Dynamic drilldowns
  • Real-time solutions

Creating effective dashboards

Splunk makes it easy to build and edit dashboards without writing a single line of code. However, the question is what is a dashboard?


A dashboard provides a visual interface that displays the key indicators to users in a single view. This view—called a dashboard—is designed to consolidate numerous areas of interest in order to increase the visibility of critical information.

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