Splunk Enterprise 8.0 Data Administration

Splunk Enterprise 8.0 Data Administration

Upcoming Classes

Online

Instructor-led online training

Location Jul 2020 Aug 2020 Sep 2020 Oct 2020 Nov 2020 Dec 2020 Jan 2021
Ingeniq Jul 15 – Jul 17
Aug 12 – Aug 14
Sep 16 – Sep 18
EMEA UK Time - Virtual Jul 22 – Jul 24
Jul 29 – Jul 31
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Oct 28 – Oct 30
Dec 16 – Dec 18
APAC Singapore - Virtual Jul 22 – Jul 24
Aug 19 – Aug 21
Sep 2 – Sep 4
Sep 16 – Sep 18
Sep 16 – Sep 18
Oct 7 – Oct 9
Oct 28 – Oct 30
AMER Eastern Time - Virtual Jul 22 – Jul 24
Jul 29 – Jul 31
Aug 5 – Aug 7
Aug 5 – Aug 7
Aug 12 – Aug 14
Aug 19 – Aug 21
Aug 26 – Aug 28
Sep 2 – Sep 4
Sep 2 – Sep 4
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Sep 9 – Sep 11
Sep 16 – Sep 18
Sep 23 – Sep 25
Sep 30 – Oct 2
Sep 30 – Oct 2
Oct 7 – Oct 9
Oct 14 – Oct 16
Oct 14 – Oct 16
Oct 28 – Oct 30
AMER Pacific Time - Virtual Jul 22 – Jul 24
Jul 22 – Jul 24
Jul 29 – Jul 31
Aug 5 – Aug 7
Aug 5 – Aug 7
Aug 12 – Aug 14
Aug 19 – Aug 21
Aug 19 – Aug 21
Sep 2 – Sep 4
Sep 2 – Sep 4
Sep 16 – Sep 18
Sep 16 – Sep 18
Sep 23 – Sep 25
Sep 30 – Oct 2
Sep 30 – Oct 2
Oct 7 – Oct 9
Oct 14 – Oct 16
Oct 14 – Oct 16
Oct 28 – Oct 30
AMER Brazil Time - Virtual Aug 12 – Aug 14
AMER Central Time - Virtual Sep 2 – Sep 4

Summary

This 3 virtual day course is designed for administrators who are responsible for getting data into Splunk Indexers. The course provides the fundamental knowledge of Splunk forwarders and methods to get remote data into Splunk indexers. It covers installation, configuration, management, monitoring, and troubleshooting of Splunk forwarders and Splunk Deployment Server components.

Description

  • Deploy forwarders with Forwarder Management
  • Splunk Configuration Files
  • Configure common Splunk data inputs
  • Customize the input parsing process

Duration

3 Days

Objectives

Module 1 -Introducing Splunk Data Administration

  • Provide an overview of Splunk
  • Describe the four phases of the distributed model
  • Identify Splunk configuration files and directories
  • Describe index-time and search-time precedence
  • Use btool to retrieve configuration information

Module 2 - Getting Data In - Staging

  • List the four phases of Splunk Indexing
  • Describe data input types and default metadata settings
  • Describe the differences between the input and parsing phase
  • Configure initial input testing with Splunk Web

Module 3 - Forwarder Configuration

  • Understand the role of production Indexers and forwarders
  • Understand the functionality of Universal Forwarders
  • Configure Forwarders
  • Identify additional forwarder options

Module 4 - Heavy Forwarders & Forwarder Management

  • Describe what the heavy forwarder is and use cases
  • Perform heavy forwarder configuration
  • Deploy an app to the heavy fowarder
  • Describe Splunk Deployment Server (DS)
  • Manage forwarders using deployment apps
  • Configure deployment clients and client group
  • Monitor forwarder management activities

Module 5 - Monitor Inputs

  • Create file and directory monitor inputs
  • Use optional settings for monitor inputs
  • Deploy a remote monitor input

Module 6 - Network and Scripted Inputs

  • Create network (TCP and UDP) inputs
  • Describe optional settings for network inputs
  • Create a basic scripted input

Module 7 - Windows & Agentless Inputs

  • Identify Windows specific inputs.conf stanzas and attributes
  • Understand and configure Splunk HTTP Event Collector (HEC) agentless input
  • Monitor HEC using MC (Monitoring Console)

Module 8 - Fine-tuning Inputs

  • Understand the default processing that occurs during input phase
  • Configure input phase options, such as sourcetype fine-tuning and character set encoding

Module 9 - Parsing Phase and Data

  • Understand the default processing that occurs during parsing
  • Optimize and configure event line breaking
  • Explain how timestamps and time zones are extracted or assigned to events
  • Use Data Preview to validate event creation during the parsing phase

Module 10 - Manipulating Raw Data

  • Explain how data transformations are defined and invoked
  • Use transformations with props.conf and transforms.conf to:
    • Mask or delete raw data as it is being indexed
    • Override sourcetype or host based upon event values
    • Route events to specific indexes based on event content
    • Prevent unwanted events from being indexed
  • Use SEDCMD to modify raw data

Module 11 - Supporting Knowledge Objects

  • Define default and custom search time field extractions
  • Define the pros and cons of index time field extractions
  • Configure indexed field time extractions
  • Describe default search time extractions
  • Manage orphaned knowledge objects

 

 

Prerequisites

Required:

  • Splunk Fundamentals 1
  • Splunk Fundamentals 2

Strongly Recommended:

  • Splunk System Administration

Onsite Training

For groups of three or more

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Public Training

Ingeniq

EMEA UK Time - Virtual

APAC Singapore - Virtual

AMER Eastern Time - Virtual

AMER Pacific Time - Virtual

AMER Brazil Time - Virtual

AMER Central Time - Virtual


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