What this book covers

Chapter 1, Play Time – Getting Data In, introduces you to the many ways in which you can get data into Splunk, whether it is collecting data locally from files and directories, receiving it through TCP/UDP port inputs, directly from a Universal Forwarder, or simply utilizing Scripted and Modular Inputs. Regardless of how Operational Intelligence is approached, the right data at the right time is pivotal to success; this chapter will play a key role in highlighting what data to consider and how to efficiently and effectively get that data into Splunk. It will also introduce the data sets that will be used throughout this book and where to obtain samples that can be used to follow each of the recipes as they are written. ...

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