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Splunk Developer's Guide by Kyle Smith

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What is a Splunk application?

All that being said, let's talk Splunk applications. A Splunk application is nothing more than a structured set of configurations and assets used to achieve the end goal of data collection, indexing, and visualization. Furthermore, in order to create a valid Splunk application, you must have included the ability to navigate. Without navigation within the application, you are now working on an add-on. According to Splunk, applications:

  • Contain at least one navigable view
  • Can be opened from the Splunk Enterprise home page, from the App menu, or from the Apps section of Settings
  • Focus on aspects of your data
  • Are built around use cases
  • Support diverse user groups and roles
  • Run in tandem
  • Contain any number of configurations and ...

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