Working with Metrics in Splunk 8.0

Working with Metrics in Splunk 8.0

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This four hour course provides Splunk users in-depth information about metrics, ingesting and searching metrics data, and how to use the Analytics Workspace to analyze and create visualizations.


  • Metrics Overview
  • Metrics Terminology
  • Onboard Metrics Data
  • Metrics Indexing
  • Protocols to Ingest Metrics Data
  • Metrics SPL Commands
  • Log to metrics Conversion
  • Use the Analytics Workspace
  • Metrics Best Practices


4 hours


Module 1 – Metrics Overview
  • Overview of metrics data and terminology
  • Review Splunk framework for metrics
  • Discuss metrics use cases

Module 2 – Onboarding Metrics Data
  • Review metrics source types and protocols
  • Describe Metrics indexing
  • Introduce rollup policies
  • Review the process of ingesting metrics data

Module 3 – Log to Metrics
  • Create metrics data from events
  • Create a log to metrics source type
  • Ingest event and metrics data from log files

Module 4 – Searching Metrics Data
  • Search metrics data using SPL
  • Review the analytics workspace
  • Use the analytics workspace to analyze and visualize metrics data



  • Fundamentals 1
  • Fundamentals 2
  • Splunk System Administration
  • Recommended
  • Splunk Data Administration


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