This chapter will explain the monitoring and alerting capabilities of the Splunk technology at a desktop level and will compare Splunk with other monitoring tools.
The following topics will be covered in this chapter:
Let's start by describing what we are referring to when we talk about monitoring in Splunk. So, Splunk tells us that monitoring in Splunk can be defined as follows:
"The act of watching a file, directory, script, or network port for new data. Also used to refer to a configured Splunk data input of the aforementioned types. When you configure a data input for an ongoing incoming data source, ...