Troubleshooting Splunk Enterprise 8.2

Troubleshooting Splunk Enterprise 8.2

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This 2-virtual day course is designed for Splunk administrators. It covers topics and techniques for troubleshooting a standard Splunk distributed deployment using the tools available on Splunk Enterprise

This lab-oriented class is designed to help you gain troubleshooting experience before attending more advanced courses. You will debug a distributed Splunk Enterprise environment using the live system.

This course does not cover the issues surrounding Splunk Cloud, Splunk Clusters, or Splunk premium apps.


  • Splunk Troubleshooting Methods and Tools
  • Indexing Problems
  • Input Configuration Problems
  • Deployment Problems
  • License, Upgrade, and User Management Problems
  • Search Management Problems
  • User Search Problems


2 Days


Module 1 – Splunk Troubleshooting Methods and Tools

  • Describe the Splunk troubleshooting approach
  • List Splunk diagnostic resources and tools
  • Create and splunk a diag
  • Use RapidDiag

Module 2 – Indexing Problems

  • Discover Splunk deployment topology and its server roles
  • Identify where to check the Index-time pipeline status
  • Use the metrics.log to clarify the index-time problem

Module 3 – Input Configuration Problems

  • Data input issues
  • Troubleshooting inputs with Monitoring Console

Module 4 – Deployment Problems

  • Deployment server issues
  • Forwarding and receiving issues

Module 5 – License, Upgrade, and User Management Problems

  • Installation issues
  • Upgrade considerations
  • Splunk licensing issues
  • Splunk roles and user management issues

Module 6 – Search Management Problems

  • Troubleshoot distributed search issues
  • Identify job scheduling issues
  • Learn to diagnose crashing problems
  • Describe how to prioritize resources for critical Splunk processes

Module 7 – User Search Problems

  • Identify the types of search problems
  • Isolate and troubleshoot search problems


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

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