Splunk Enterprise for Cisco Networks-(SPLUNK)



In this course, you will learn how Splunk software scales to collect and index hundreds of terabytes of data per day, across multi-geography, multi-datacenter and cloud based infrastructures. Using Cisco�s Unified Computing System (UCS) Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data offers linear scalability along with operational simplification for single-rack and multiple-rack deployments. To facilitate faster and more predictable deployments. Cisco has published multiple reference architectures for Splunk software plus a comprehensive Cisco Validated Design that provides prescriptive, step-by-step guidance for deploying Splunk Enterprise on Cisco UCS.


Individuals interested in improving the results in the data center


Familiarity with Cisco products.

Learning Objectives

  • How harnessing the power of your machine data enables you to make decisions based on facts, not intuition or best guesses
  • Reduce the time you spend investigating incidents
  • Find and fix problems faster by learning new technical skills for real world scenarios
  • Get started with Splunk Enterprise, from installation and data onboarding to running search queries to creating simple reports and dashboards
  • Accelerate time to value with turnkey Splunk integrations for dozens of Cisco products and platforms
  • Ensure faster, more predictable Splunk deployments with a proven Cisco Validated Design and the latest Cisco UCS server

1. Cisco Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data and Splunk

  • What is Cisco CPA (v4)
  • Architecture benefits for Splunk
  • Components of IIBD and relationship to Splunk architecture
  • Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data with Splunk Enterprise
  • Splunk � Big Data Analytics:
  • Solution Overview
  • NFS Configurations for the Splunk Frozen Data Storage
  • NFS Client Configurations on the Indexers

2. Splunk - Start Searching

  • Introduce Splunk and the Search app
  • Run basic searches
  • Identify the contents of search results
  • Control a search job
  • Set the time range of a search
  • Use the output of a search to refine your search

3. Saving Results and Searches

  • Export search results
  • Save and share search results
  • Save searches
  • Schedule searches

4. Splunk - Fields, Tag, and Events

  • Understand fields
  • Use fields in searches
  • Use the fields sidebar
  • Understand tags
  • Create tags and use tags in a search
  • Describe event types and their uses
  • Create and use event types in a search

5. Splunk - Creating Alerts and Reports

  • Describe alerts
  • Create an alert
  • View fired alerts
  • Create reports and charts
  • Create dashboards and add reports
  • Create and edit dashboards

6. Introduction to Splunk Apps for Cisco

  • Cisco UCS Data In Splunk
  • Cisco Integrations with Splunk

7. UCS Director Express for Big Data

  • Splunk Deployment with UCSDE for Big Data
  • Splunk Management with UCSDE for Big Data
  • Creating a Splunk Cluster with UCSDE for Big Data