Implementing Splunk Data Fabric Search (DFS) 1.1

Implementing Splunk Data Fabric Search (DFS) 1.1

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Splunk Data Fabric Search (DFS) is the new extended Splunk search platform. This 2-day course is designed for the experienced Splunk system administrators who are looking to manage massive dataset searches using DFS.

This hands-on class is designed to provide the essential knowledge for DFS to scale Splunk search capabilities beyond the default limits.

The course covers deployment use cases, configurations, DFS search commands, monitoring, and troubleshooting of the implementation.


  • Introduction to Splunk Data Fabric Search
  • Implement DFS for Big Data Analysis
  • Implement DFS for Federated Searches
  • Monitoring and managing DFS environment


2 Days


Module 1 – Introduction to DFS

  • Describe a classic Splunk distributed search flow
  • Review Splunk Enterprise deployment options and search challenges
  • List key attributes that limit Splunk search jobs
  • Describe the benefits of DFS
  • Understand new DFS terminology

Module 2 – Implement DFS for Big Data Analysis

  • List deployment requirements for DFS Big Data Analysis
  • Enable DFS for Big Data Analysis searches
  • Run DFS Big Data Analysis searches
  • Investigate DFS job details

Module 3 – Implement DFS for Federated Searches

  • List deployment requirements for federated searches
  • Enable DFS for federated searches
  • Run DFS federated search jobs
  • Investigate federated search job details

Module 4 – Monitoring and managing DFS Environment

  • Monitor DFS environment
  • Troubleshoot invalid searches
  • List common security mistakes



  • Advanced Search and Reporting
  • Splunk Cluster Administration

Strongley recommended:

  • Troubleshooting Splunk Enterprise
  • Splunk Workload Management
  • Architecting Splunk Enterprise Deployments

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