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Splunk Enterprise System Administration (SP-SESA)

This 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...

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$1,500 USD
Course Code SPLUNK-ADMIN
Duration 2 days
Available Formats Classroom

This 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

  • Please note that classes may run across two days, consisting of 4.5 hour sessions each day.

Skills Gained

  • Splunk Deployment Overview
  • License Management
  • Splunk Configuration Files
  • Splunk Apps
  • Index Management
  • Users, Roles, and Authentication
  • Basic Forwarding
  • Distributed Search

Who Can Benefit

This virtual module is designed for system administrators who are responsible for managing the Splunk Enterprise environment.

Prerequisites

To be successful, students should have a solid understanding of the following single-subject modules:

  • What is Splunk? (WIS)
  • Intro to Splunk (ITS)
  • Using Fields (SUF)
  • Intro to Knowledge Objects (IKO)

Course Details

Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

  • Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin

Outline

Topic 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

Topic 2 - Splunk Server Monitoring

  • Enable the Monitoring Console (MC)
  • Identify Splunk license types
  • Describe license violations
  • Add and remove licenses
  • Use Splunk Diag

Topic 3 - Splunk Apps

  • Describe Splunk apps and add-ons
  • Install an app on a Splunk instance
  • Manage app accessibility and permissions

Topic 4 - Splunk Configuration Files

  • Describe Splunk configuration directory structure
  • Understand configuration layering process
  • Use btool to examine configuration settings

Topic 5 - Splunk Indexes

  • Learn how Splunk indexes function
  • Identify the types of index buckets
  • Add and work with indexes
  • Overview of metrics index

Topic 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

Topic 7 - Splunk User Management

  • Add Splunk users using native authentication
  • Describe user roles in Splunk
  • Create a custom role
  • Manage users in Splunk

Topic 8 - Configuring Basic Forwarding

  • Identify forwarder configuration steps
  • Configure a Universal Forwarder
  • Understand the Deployment Server

Topic 9 - Distributed Search

  • Describe how distributed search works
  • Define the roles of the search head and search peers