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Splunk Training + Certification

Splunk Enterprise System Administration

Course Description

This 9-hour virtual 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.

 

Instructor-led Training Schedule

Prerequisite Knowledge

To be successful, students should have a solid understanding of the following courses:

  • Fundamentals 1
  • Fundamentals 2

Or the following single-subject courses:

  • What is Splunk?
  • Intro to Splunk
  • Using Fields
  • Introduction to Knowledge Objects

Course Topics

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

Course Objectives
 

Module 1 -  Splunk Server Deployment
  • Provide an overview of Splunk
  • Identify Splunk Enterprise components
  • Identify the types of Splunk deployments
  • List the steps to install Splunk
  • Use Splunk CLI commands
Module 2 -  Splunk Server Monitoring
  • Enable the Monitoring Console (MC)
  • Identify Splunk license types
  • Describe license violations
  • Add and remove licenses
  • Use Splunk Diag
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
  • Add and work with indexes
  • Overview of metrics index
Module 6 - Splunk Index Management
  • Review Splunk Index Management basics
  • Identify data retention recommendations
  • Identify backup recommendations
  • Move and delete index data
  • Describe the use of the Fishbucket
  • Restore a frozen bucket
Module 7 - Splunk User Management
  • Add Splunk users using native authentication
  • Describe user roles in Splunk
  • Create a custom role
  • Manage users in Splunk
Module 8 - Configuring Basic Forwarding
  • Identify forwarder configuration steps
  • Configure a Universal Forwarder
  • Understand the Deployment Server
Module 9 - Distributed Search
  • Describe how distributed search works
  • Define the roles of the search head and search peers