How to do it...

Follow the steps in this recipe to predict website traffic volumes over a given period of time:

  1. Log in to your Splunk server.
  2. Select the Operational Intelligence application.
  3. Ensure the time range picker is set to Last 24 Hours, and type the following search into the Splunk search bar. Then, click on the search button or hit Enter:
index=main sourcetype=access_combined | timechart span=1h  count | predict count 
  1. Splunk will return the resulting calculations in a tabular format in 1-hour intervals.
  1. Click on the Visualization tab.
  2. Since there are a number of visualizations within Splunk, the line chart visualization might not be displayed by default within the Visualization tab. Click on the dropdown listing the visualization ...

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