Architecting Splunk Enterprise Deployments

Duration : 2 Days (16 Hours)

Architecting Splunk Enterprise Deployments Course Overview:

This course is designed for individuals who are responsible for planning and implementing large enterprise deployments of Splunk.

Intended Audience:

  • System administrators
  • IT managers
  • Splunk architects
  • Anyone involved in the planning and deployment of Splunk in a large organization

Learning Objectives of Architecting Splunk Enterprise Deployments:

  • Requirements definition: Understanding the specific needs and objectives of the organization to tailor the Splunk deployment accordingly.
  • Index and resource planning: Determining the appropriate indexing strategy, storage requirements, and resource allocation to meet performance and retention goals.
  • Clustering Overview: Exploring the concept of clustering in Splunk, which includes indexer clusters and search head clusters for scalability and high availability.
  • Forwarder and Deployment: Configuring forwarders to collect and send data to Splunk, as well as deploying Splunk components effectively within the infrastructure.
  • Integration: Integrating Splunk with other systems and technologies to enhance its capabilities and usefulness in the enterprise environment.
  • Performance Monitoring and Tuning: Implementing best practices for monitoring and optimizing the performance of a distributed Splunk deployment.
  • Use Cases: Understanding various use cases and scenarios where Splunk can provide valuable insights and solutions within the enterprise.

Module 1 – Introduction

  • Overview of the Splunk deployment planning process and associated tools

Module 2 – Project Requirements

  • Identify critical information about the environment, volume, users, and requirements
  • Review checklists and resources to aid in collecting requirements

Module 3 – Infrastructure Planning: Index Design

  • Design and size indexes
  • Estimate storage requirements
  • Identify relevant apps

Module 4 – Infrastructure Planning: Resource Planning

  • List sizing factors for servers
  • Describe how reference hardware is used to scale deployments
  • Identify the impact of clustering for index replication and for search heads

Module 5 – Clustering Overview

  • Describe the different clustering capabilities
  • Introduce the concepts of indexer and search head clustering

Module 6 – Forwarder and Deployment Best Practices

  • Review types of forwarders
  • Describe how to manage forwarder installation
  • Review configuration management for all Splunk components, using Splunk deployment tools
  • Provide best practices for a Splunk deployment

Module 7 – Integration

  • Describe integration methods
  • Identify common integration points

Module 8 – Performance Monitoring and Tuning

  • Use the Monitoring Console to track the performance of your test environment
  • List options to fine-tune performance for the production environment

Module 9 – Use Cases

  • Provide example architecture topologies
  • Discuss different architecture options based on use cases

Architecting Splunk Enterprise Deployments Course Prerequisites:

  • Fundamentals 1 & 2

Or, equivalent single-subject courses:

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

Additional Recommended Courses:

  • Splunk Enterprise System Administration
  • Splunk Enterprise Data Administration

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