Transform machine data into powerful analytical intelligence using Splunk
About This Book
Who This Book Is For
This book is for the beginners who want to get well versed in the services offered by Splunk 7. If you want to be a data/business analyst or want to be a system administrator, this book is what you want. No prior knowledge of Splunk is required.
What You Will Learn
Splunk is a search, reporting, and analytics software platform for machine data, which has an ever-growing market adoption rate. More organizations than ever are adopting Splunk to make informed decisions in areas such as IT operations, information security, and the Internet of Things.
The first two chapters of the book will get you started with a simple Splunk installation and set up of a sample machine data generator, called Eventgen.
After this, you will learn to create various reports, dashboards, and alerts. You will also explore Splunk's Pivot functionality to model data for business users. You will then have the opportunity to test-drive Splunk's powerful HTTP Event Collector. After covering the core Splunk functionality, you'll be provided with some real-world best practices for using Splunk, and information on how to build upon what you've learned in this book.
Throughout the book, there will be additional comments and best practice recommendations from a member of the SplunkTrust Community, called "Tips from the Fez".
Style and approach
This fast-paced, example-rich guide will help you analyze and visualize machine data with Splunk through simple, practical instructions and recommendations.
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