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Splunk Enterprise for Cisco Networks (SPLUNK)



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In this course, you will learn how Splunk software scales to collect and index hundreds of terabytes of data per day, across multi-geography, multi-datacenter and cloud based infrastructures. Using Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data offers linear scalability along with operational simplification for single-rack and multiple-rack deployments. To facilitate faster and more predictable deployments. Cisco has published multiple reference architectures for Splunk software plus a comprehensive Cisco Validated Design that provides prescriptive, step-by-step guidance for deploying Splunk Enterprise on Cisco UCS.

You Will Learn How To

  • Harness the power of your machine data to enable you to make decisions based on facts, not intuition or best guesses
  • Reduce the time you spend investigating incidents
  • Find and fix problems faster by learning new technical skills for real world scenarios
  • Get started with Splunk Enterprise, from installation and data onboarding to running search queries to creating simple reports and dashboards
  • Accelerate time to value with turnkey Splunk integrations for dozens of Cisco products and platforms
  • Ensure faster, more predictable Splunk deployments with a proven Cisco Validated Design and the latest Cisco UCS server

Important Course Information

  • Requirements

    • Familiarity with Cisco products.

Course Outline

  • Cisco Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data and Splunk
  • What is Cisco CPA (v4)
  • Architecture benefits for Splunk
  • Components of IIBD and relationship to Splunk architecture
  • Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data with Splunk Enterprise
  • Splunk – Big Data Analytics:
  • Solution Overview
  • NFS Configurations for the Splunk Frozen Data Storage
  • NFS Client Configurations on the Indexers
  • Splunk - Start Searching
  • Introduce 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
  • Saving Results and Searches
  • Export search results
  • Save and share search results
  • Save searches
  • Schedule searches
  • Splunk - Fields, Tag, and Events
  • Understand fields
  • Use fields in searches
  • Use the fields sidebar
  • Understand tags
  • Create tags and use tags in a search
  • Describe event types and their uses
  • Create and use event types in a search
  • Splunk - Creating Alerts and Reports
  • Describe alerts
  • Create an alert
  • View fired alerts
  • Create reports and charts
  • Create dashboards and add reports
  • Create and edit dashboards
  • Introduction to Splunk Apps for Cisco
  • Cisco UCS Data In Splunk
  • Cisco Integrations with Splunk
  • UCS Director Express for Big Data
  • Splunk Deployment with UCSDE for Big Data
  • Splunk Management with UCSDE for Big Data
  • Creating a Splunk Cluster with UCSDE for Big Data
  • Labs
  • Lab 1: Installing and Navigating Splunk
  • Lab 2: Importing Data into Splunk
  • Lab 3: Exploring Search Views in Splunk
  • Lab 4: Basic Searches and Search Results
  • Lab 5: Field Lookups and Events
  • Lab 6: Creating Reports and Charts
  • Lab 7: Creating Dashboard
  • Lab 8: Integrating Splunk with Cisco Networking
  • Lab 9: UCS Director Express for Big Data—Splunk Deployment
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