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

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Chapter 1. The Splunk Interface

This chapter will walk you through the most common elements in the Splunk interface, and will touch upon concepts that are covered in greater detail in later chapters. You may want to dive right into search, but an overview of the user interface elements might save you some frustration later. We will walk through:

  • Logging in and app selection
  • A detailed explanation of the search interface widgets
  • A quick overview of the admin interface

Logging in to Splunk

The Splunk interface is web-based, which means that no client needs to be installed. Newer browsers with fast Javascript engines, such as Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, work better with the interface.

As of Splunk Version 4.3, no browser extensions are required. Splunk ...

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