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Splunk Tutorial: Getting Started Using Splunk

Whether you are new to Splunk or just needing a refresh, this article can guide you to some of the best resources on the web for using Splunk.  We’ve gathered, in a single place, the tutorials, guides, links and even books to help you get started with Splunk.

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Splunk Education Video Tutorials

The videos featured in this section are developed by the Splunk Education team. These videos give a quick tutorial on how to get started using Splunk products quickly.

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Splunk Cloud Tutorial

This video featuring Chris Visaya demonstrates how to set up a Splunk Cloud trial and get data in to Splunk Cloud using a Universal Forwarder.

Installing Splunk Enterprise on Linux

In this quick tutorial, the Splunk Education team demonstrates how to install Splunk Enterprise on a Linux system. New to Splunk Enterprise? Download Splunk Enterprise, free for 60 days.

Installing Splunk Enterprise on Windows

In this quick tutorial, the Splunk Education team demonstrates how to install Splunk Enterprise on a Windows system.

Getting Data In to Splunk Enterprise on Linux

In this video, the Splunk Education team shows how to get Linux data into Splunk Enterprise. Watch thousands of events index and become searchable in a matter of seconds.

Getting Data In to Splunk Enterprise on Windows

In this video, the Splunk Education team shows how to get Windows data into Splunk Enterprise. Watch thousands of events index and become searchable in a matter of seconds.

Getting Data In with Forwarders

In this demonstration, the Splunk Education team explains how to get data in to Splunk Enterprise using universal forwarders. Download Splunk Universal Forwarder for free!

Basic Search in Splunk Enterprise

In this video, the Splunk Education team teaches the basics of searching in Splunk. Use keywords, fields, and booleans to quickly gain insights into your data.

Create a Dashboard in Splunk Enterprise

This demonstration shows how to quickly create a dashboard with multiple panels in Splunk Enterprise.

Grey’s Academy Tutorial Series

This series of vides, hosted by Grey Dziuba,  covers beginner, intermediate, and expert level Splunk topics.

Grey's Academy 101: Getting Started with Splunk

Grey's Academy 201: Diving into the Dashboard Studio

Grey's Academy 201: Observability Suite

Grey's Academy 301: Everything Retail with Splunk

Grey's Academy 301: Blockchain, DLT and Splunk

Grey's Academy 301: Intel (OpenVino)

Grey's Academy 301: Industrial Data

PDF Tutorials & Cheatsheets

Splunk Quick Reference Guide

This guide describes key concepts and features, as well as commonly used commands and functions for Splunk Cloud and Splunk Enterprise.

Splunk Search CheatSheet

This document contains examples illustrating some useful things you can do with the search language. Learn more about the commands used in these examples by referring to the search command reference.

Splunk Search Command CheatSheet

This document contains the basic search commands for using Splunk effectively.

Exploring Splunk: Search Processing Language (SPL) Primer and Cookbook

This book from David Carasso was written to help you rapidly understand what Splunk is and how it can help you. It focuses on the important parts of Splunk's Search Processing Language and how to accomplish common tasks.

Splunk Education, Training & Certification

The very best training, tutorials, and education about how to use Splunk products comes from the Splunk Education team. On the Splunk Education, Training, & Certification website you can sign up for free courses, learn about certifications and exams, and become a true expert at using Splunk products.

Splunk Lantern

The Splunk Lantern offers step-by-step guidance to help you achieve your goals faster using Splunk products. Written by Splunk Experts, the free content on Splunk Lantern covers everything from getting started, to migrating and upgrading, to advanced use cases.

 

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Stephen Watts

Stephen Watts works in growth marketing at Splunk. Stephen holds a degree in Philosophy from Auburn University and is an MSIS candidate at UC Denver. He contributes to a variety of publications including CIO.com, Search Engine Journal, ITSM.Tools, IT Chronicles, DZone, and CompTIA.