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Splunk 7 Essentials - Third Edition by Betsy Page Sigman, Erickson Delgado, J-P Contreras

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Preface

Splunk is a search, reporting, and analytics software platform for machine data. More organizations than ever are adopting Splunk to make informed decisions in such areas as IT operations, information security, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

This book is for anyone who needs to get reports and analytics from machine data. The first two chapters of the book will quickly get you started with a simple Splunk installation and the setup of a sample machine data generator called Eventgen. You will then learn about searching machine data and enriching it with additional fields to provide analytical value. After this, you will learn to create various reports, dashboards, and alerts. You will also explore Splunk's Pivot functionality to ...

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