In this recipe, you will install and leverage DB Connect to search an external database's product inventory table. You will then pull this data back into Splunk and turn it into a local lookup that harvests the data once per day. This product inventory table will be used in the next chapter.
DB Connect has a dedicated Splunk manual that can be found at http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/DBX/latest/DeployDBX.
To step through this recipe, you will need a running Splunk Enterprise server, with the sample data loaded from Chapter 1, Play Time – Getting Data In. You should be familiar with navigating the Splunk user interface.
Additionally, it is recommended that you have one of the following ...