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Splunk captures, indexes and correlates real-time data in a repository. From it, it generates graphs, reports, alerts, dashboards and visualizations. Splunk makes machine data accessible across an organization by identifying data patterns, providing metrics, diagnosing problems and providing intelligence for business operations. Splunk’s horizontal technology is used for application management, security and compliance, as well as business and web analytics.

Splunk Training Overview

Our training will give you an overview of Splunk applications and covers the underpinnings of the structure and configurations that are contained within a Splunk application. You will also learn about the design fundamentals, create a directory structure for your application, and set view permissions. You will also see how to enhance your application using event types, tags, and macros.

By the end of this training, you’ll learn how to implement advanced data input and visualizations, and how to package and publish applications ready to deliver meaningful insights so that you can make better design decisions for your business.

 

Splunk Training Curriculum

This section tells you what Splunk is and how it can help you followed by a brief discussion on how to download Splunk and get started.

Introduction to Splunk and the Search app
Run basic searches
Identify the contents of search results
Control a search job
Set the time range of a search
Use the output of a search to refine your search

Discusses the search user interface and searching with Splunk.

Export search results
Save and share search results
Save searches
Schedule searches

Discuss and understand fields in searches and sidebars.

Understand fields
Use fields in searches
Use the fields sidebar

Tags are aliases to field values. Event types are dynamic tags attached to an event. This section of splunk training, explores more on them.

Understand tags
Create tags and use tags in a search
Describe event types and their uses
Create and use event types in a search

An alert is a search that runs periodically with a condition evaluated on the search results. Learn more in this module.

Describe alerts
Create an alert
View fired alerts

Search results with formatting information (e.g., as a table or chart) are informally referred to as reports, and multiple reports can be placed on a common page, called a dashboard. This section works over reports and dashboards.

Create reports and charts
Create dashboards and add reports

Now that you’ve gained an understanding of the way Splunk indexes data, it will be easier to understand what is happening when you search with Splunk.

Review basic search commands and general search practices
Examine the anatomy of a search
Use the following commands to perform searches:
Fields
Table
Rename
Rex & Erex
Multikv

Understanding the use of following commands and their functions
Top
Rare
Stats
Addcoltotals
Addtotals

Working over more commands and exploring visualizations, multiple series and reporting command.

Explore the available visualizations
Create a basic chart
Split values into multiple series
Omit null and other values from charts
Create a time chart
Chart multiple values on the same timeline
Format charts
Explain when to use each type of reporting command

Learn how to perform calculations and much more to analyse big data during this section of training.

Using the eval command:
Perform calculations
Convert values
Round values
Format values
Use conditional statements
Further filter calculated results

Discussing all about identifying transactions, group events and much more.

Identify transactions
Group events using fields and time
Search with transactions
Report on transactions
Determine when to use transactions vs. stats

The lookup command manually invokes field lookups from a lookup table, enabling you to add field values from an external source.

Describe lookups
Examine a lookup file example
Create a lookup table
Define a lookup
Configure an automatic lookup
Use the lookup in searches and reports

Faqs

Our trainers have relevant experience in implementing real-time solutions on different queries related to different topics. Mindmajix verifies their technical background and expertise.

We record each LIVE class session you undergo through and we will share the recordings of each session/class.

Trainer will provide the Environment/Server Access to the students and we ensure practical real-time experience and training by providing all the utilities required for the in-depth understanding of the course.

If you are enrolled in classes and/or have paid fees, but want to cancel the registration for certain reason, it can be attained within 48 hours of initial registration. Please make a note that refunds will be processed within 30 days of prior request.

The Training itself is Real-time Project Oriented.

Yes. All the training sessions are LIVE Online Streaming using either through WebEx or GoToMeeting, thus promoting one-on-one trainer student Interaction.

There are some Group discounts available if the participants are more than 2.

As we are one of the leading providers of Online training, We have customers from USA, UK, Canada, Australia, UAE and other parts of the world. We are located in USA.

Mindmajix Technologies Inc

14 Pasco Drive
East Windsor, Connecticut, 06088
United States (US)
Phone: 201 378 0518

Exam Certification

 

In Splunk, there are 3 major certifications.

Splunk Certified Power User

This certifications tests your ability in search, navigate, and create reports and its commands, create and   manage Splunk knowledge objects such as field extractions, tags, event types, alerts and Data Models used in Splunk

 

Splunk Certified Admin

Prerequisite : You need to pass the online Test of Splunk Certified Power User before you takeup this certification.

This Certification/Exam tests your ability in administering solutions using Splunk and daily production support activities of those splunk Applications. You should have hands on experience on Splunk Administration, Splunk Enterprise Data Administration, Splunk Enterprise System Administration.

 

Splunk Certified Architect

Prerequisite : You need to pass the Online test of Splunk Certified Admin.

You need to have experience in developing  and architecting Advanced Dashboards and Visualizations and deployment of Splunk solutions. You can view the schedule and Exam details here : http://www.splunk.com/view/SP-CAAAH9R.

 

Learning Resources

Brief about Splunk 

Machine data is rapidly growing productive segment of big data – which seeks its origin in every component of IT infrastructure, applications, websites, social data, and many more.

Machine data is prominent as it carries a conclusive record of activity and conduct of customers, servers, networks and applications. It incorporates configurations, events, message queues, output of commands, detail records and data from industrial enterprises.

The real challenge arises when machine data is in its dizzying array of unpredictable formats, and conventional monitoring and investigation tools without any variety in its variability. This is where the entry of Splunk takes place.

The Splunk platform employs machine data to address whereabouts of big data, IT operations, and other analytics use cases. The organization machine data fabric shares and allows access to the data across its enterprise.

What is Splunk?

Splunk is the care-of address for Machine data, which means it allow several kinds of data arriving from applications, devices and appliances. It rests on a file-system archive with no schema pre defined. Splunk software platform is the superior platform for machine data that authorizes users to acquire real-time Operational Intelligence.

It is an automated solution providing thorough and significantly well organized insights covering system condition of different scale and purpose. Splunk, because of its distributed architecture allows to inspect live data streams of various sources.

Splunk is a powerful analytical tool for performing search, correlation, report, alert and store log data.

Features

The greatest strength of Splunk is that it can index dynamic data. This can be achieved due to its exclusive datamart called ‘index’.

Basic features of this environment are:

  • Regular expressions,
  • Automatic interpretation of intuitive queries,
  • Automatic analysis of data structure
  • Dynamic correlation of various sources
  • User Interaction.

Splunk monitors business activity within the entire infrastructure. It creates exceptional alerts and reports grounded on queries defined. These reports can then be mailed of respective support team of executives.

Components

Below are the three key components of Splunk:

  • Forwarder: It forward data either to distant indexers or local indexers. Data is collected from various sources like log files, TCP, database, etc. and forwarded to indexers or split internally.
  • Indexer: Indexer is termed as the heart of Splunk as it stores, indexes and responds to each and every search request.
  • Search Head: It is the major front-end, generally accessed through the Splunk web interface. Search Heads have the ability of running searches through multiple Indexers, so scaling becomes easy.

These components can be combined, or distributed for full flexibility.

How does Splunk Work?

Splunk is a Big Data, in reality. A machine after generating data continuously puts forward the need to analyze it in real time. The image below explains the same in brief.

The prime function of Splunk is to obtain knowledge and information by indexing and searching machine data. It readily indexes data from below sources –

  • Files and directories
  • Network events
  • Windows sources
  • Other sources

Splunk indexes and enables searches on any string in the data, working in Google fashion. Splunk is very efficient in Real time processing and it is its biggest asset. The other functions of Splunk include:

  • Access input data in any format like .csv, json.
  • Alerts / Events notification at the outbreak of machine state are provided by configuring Splunk.
  • Predictions regarding scaling the infrastructure are accurate.
  • Generates knowledge objects for Operational Intelligence.

Knowledge Object:

Knowledge object is a user-defined entity designed for enriching data by gathering valuable information. These objects are nothing but saved searches, event types, lookups, reports and alerts which aids in enabling intelligence to systems.

Splunk Products

Splunk Enterprise

Big data of untapped value can be collected and analyzed easily using Splunk Enterprise. This data can be either generated from technology infrastructure or business applications. Splunk Enterprise allows you to drive at operational and business performance by providing deeper insights.

Splunk Cloud

Splunk cloud provides the combined benefits of both Splunk Enterprise and software-as-a-service (SaaS). Splunk Cloud is dependable, scales to multi-terabytes, and proffers an extremely reliable environment.

Splunk Light

Splunk Light is an exhaustive solution for IT enterprises that automates log search and analysis. It rapidifies troubleshooting by collecting log data from distributed applications and infrastructure at one place to enable searches, dashboards and alerts, and real-time analysis—all at a reasonable price.

Merits

  • Focused investigation. Recognizing and rectifying security disturbances by automatically distinguishing peculiarities and patterns in data.
  • Intelligent alerting. Minimizing alert fatigue by determining typical models to work under certain circumstances.
  • Predictive actions. Predicting and responding to numerous context like proactive maintenance that otherwise might distort the performance graph.
  • Business optimization. Estimating demand, controlling inventory and proceeding to altering states during analysis of data and other models.

Conclusion

Splunk is an excellent product with extensive uses.

Its mission is to address various challenges and opportunities of governing machine-generated big data. Almost all the leading companies of Fortune 100 and thousands of other organizations, universities, government firms use Splunk to exploit the role of the machine data for IT operations, web intelligence, business analytics and more.

Splunk provides an easy way to search through text-based log data. It has constantly gone through several changes and emerged as “Google for all your logs”, with newer abilities being added each day.

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