Splunk Enterprise System Administration

This 2 virtual day 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.

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Course Topics

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

Course Prerequisites

Required:

  • Using Splunk

Strongly Recommended:

  • Search and Reporting with Splunk
  • Creating Splunk Knowledge Objects
  • Splunk Data Administration

Class Format

Instructor-led lecture with labs. Delivered via virtual classroom or at your site.

Course Modules

Module 1 - Splunk System Overview

  • Splunk overview
  • Identify Splunk components
  • Identify Splunk system administrator role

Module 2 - License Management

  • Identify license types
  • Describe license violations
  • Add and remove licenses

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

  • Describe index structure
  • List types of index buckets
  • Create new indexes
  • Monitor indexes with Monitoring Console

Module 6 - Splunk Index Management

  • Apply a data retention policy
  • Backup data on indexers
  • Delete data from an index
  • Restore frozen data

Module 7 - Splunk User Management

  • Describe user roles in Splunk
  • Create a custom role
  • Add Splunk users

Module 8 - Splunk Authentication Management

  • Integrate Splunk with LDAP
  • List other user authentication options
  • Describe the steps to enable Multifactor Authentication in Splunk

Module 9 - Getting Data In

  • Describe the basic settings for an input
  • List Splunk forwarder types
  • Configure the forwarder
  • Add an input to UF using CLI

Module 10 - Distributed Search

  • Describe how distributed search works
  • Explain the roles of the search head and search peers
  • Configure a distributed search group
  • List search head scaling options

Module 11 - Introduction to Splunk Clusters

  • Introduction to Splunk clustering concepts