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Implementing Splunk: Big Data Reporting and Development for Operational Intelligence by Vincent Bumgarner

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Using wizards to build dashboards

Using some of the queries from previous chapters, let's make an operational dashboard for errors occurring in our infrastructure. We will start by making a query (note that this query relies on the loglevel fields we created in Chapter 3, Tables, Charts, and Fields):

sourcetype="impl_splunk_gen" loglevel=error | timechart count as "Error count" by network

This will produce a graph like this one:

Using wizards to build dashboards

To add this to a dashboard, we perform the following steps:

  1. Choose Create | Dashboard panel….
    Using wizards to build dashboards
  2. This opens a wizard interface that ...

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