Splunk Enterprise 8.0 System Administration

Splunk Enterprise 8.0 System Administration

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Summary

This 2 virtual day course is designed for system administrators who are responsible for managing the Splunk Enterprise environment. The course provides the fundamental knowledge of Splunk license manager, indexers and search heads. It covers configuration, management, and monitoring core Splunk Enterprise components.

Description

  • Splunk Deployment Overview
  • License Management
  • Splunk Apps
  • Splunk Configuration Files
  • Users, Roles, and Authentication
  • Getting Data In
  • Distributed Search

Duration

2 Days

Objectives

Module 1 - Splunk Deployment Overview

  • Provide an overview of Splunk
  • Identify Splunk components
  • Identify Splunk system administrator role
  • Identify Splunk installation steps
  • Use SplunkCLI
  • Enable the Monitoring Console (MC)

Module 2 - License Management

  • Identify license types
  • Describe license violations
  • Add and remove licenses

Module 3 - Splunk Apps

  • Describe Splunk apps and add-ons
  • Install an app on a Splunk instance
  • Manage app accessibility and permissions

Module 4 - Splunk Configuration Files

  • Describe Splunk configuration directory structure
  • Understand configuration layering process
  • Use btool to examine configuration settings

Module 5 - Splunk Indexes

  • Learn how Splunk indexes function
  • Identify the types of index buckets
  • Create new indexes
  • Identify the advantage of using multiple indexes
  • Monitor indexes with Monitoring Console

Module 6 - Splunk Index Management

  • Manage indexes with Splunk web
  • Describe indexes.conf attributes and stanzas
  • Customize index retention policies
  • Delete events from an index
  • Restore frozen buckets

Module 7 - Splunk User Management

  • Add Splunk users using native authentication
  • Describe user roles in Splunk
  • Create a custom role
  • Splunk authentication options

Module 8 - Configuring Basic Forwarding

  • Identify forwarder configuration steps
  • List Splunk forwarder types
  • Configure the forwarder
  • Identify forwarder configuration files

Module 9 - Distributed Search and Splunk Diag

  • Describe how distributed search works
  • Explain the roles of the search head and search peers
  • List search head scaling options
  • Describe a Splunk diag
  • Generate a Splunk diag

 

Prerequisites

Required:

  • Splunk Fundamentals 1
  • Splunk Fundamentals 2

 

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