Using a gauge to display the number of errors

Not every user interaction with a website will go smoothly. There are times when accessed pages will report an unsuccessful status code. Understanding this number and being able to apply acceptable low, medium, and high thresholds enables a better understanding of the current user experience when there are a higher number of errors than acceptable.

In this recipe, you will write a Splunk search to find the total number of errors over a given period of time. You will then graphically represent this value on the dashboard using a radial gauge.

Getting ready

To step through this recipe, you will need a running Splunk Enterprise server, with the sample data loaded from Chapter 1, Play Time – Getting Data ...

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