Splunk 9.0 Cluster Administration

Splunk 9.0 Cluster Administration


This 3-virtual day course is for an experienced Splunk Enterprise administrator who is new to Splunk Clusters. The course provides the fundamental knowledge of deploying and managing Splunk Enterprise in a clustered environment. It covers installation, configuration, management, and monitoring of Splunk clusters. While Splunk Clusters are supported in Windows environments, the class lab environment is running Linux instances only.


  • Large-scale Splunk Deployment Overview
  • Single-site Indexer Cluster
  • Indexer Cluster Management and Administration
  • Forwarder Configuration
  • Search Head Cluster
  • Search Head Cluster Management and Administration
  • KV Store Collection and Lookup Management
  • SmartStore Implementation Overview


3 Days


Module 1 – Splunk Troubleshooting Methods and Tools

  • Deployment Design Factors
  • How Splunk Enterprise can scale
  • Splunk License Master
  • Splunk 9.0 Security

Module 2 – Single-site Indexer Cluster

  • How Splunk Single-Site Indexer Clusters Work
  • Indexer Cluster Components and Terms
  • Splunk single-site Indexer Cluster Configuration
  • Splunk Indexer Cluster Log Channels

Module 3 – Multisite Indexer Cluster

  • How Splunk Multisite Indexer Clusters Work
  • Multisite Indexer Cluster Terms
  • Multisite Indexer Cluster Configuration
  • Optional Multisite Indexer Cluster Configurations

Module 4 – Indexer Cluster Management and Administration

  • Peer Offline and Decommission
  • Master App Bundles
  • Indexer Cluster Storage Utilization Options
  • Site Mapping
  • Monitoring Console for Indexer Cluster Environment
  • Cluster Manager Redundancy

Module 5 – Forwarder Management

  • Indexer Discovery
  • Optional Indexer Discovery Configurations
  • Volume-Based Forwarder Load Balancing

Module 6 – Search Head Cluster

  • Search Head Cluster Architecture
  • Search Head Cluster Configuration
  • Captaincy Identification and Cluster Status
  • Search Head Cluster Settings

Module 7 – Search Head Cluster Management

  • Search Head Cluster Deployer
  • Captaincy Transfer
  • Search Head Member Addition and Decommissioning
  • Monitoring Console for Search Head Cluster

Module 8 – KV Store Collection and Lookup Management

  • KV Store Collection in Splunk Clusters
  • KV Store Monitoring with Monitoring Console

Module 9 – Introduction to Smart Store

  • SmartStore Deployment Use Cases
  • SmartStore Architecture Overview
  • Enable SmartStore in Indexer Cluster
  • Monitor SmartStore Status


To be successful, students should have a solid understanding of the following courses:
  • Splunk Fundamentals 1
  • Splunk Fundamentals 2
OR the following single-subject courses:
  • What Is Splunk?
  • Intro to Splunk
  • Using Fields
  • Scheduling Reports and Alerts
  • Visualizations
  • Leveraging Lookups and Subsearches
  • Search Under the Hood
  • Introduction to Knowledge Objects
  • Creating Knowledge Objects
  • Enriching Data with Lookups
  • Data Models
  • Introduction to Dashboards
Students should also have completed the following courses:
  • Splunk System Administration
  • Splunk Data Administration
  • Troubleshooting Splunk Enterprise

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