Best practices to start your journey with the Splunk platform
The best practices to start your journey with the Splunk platform help you start using the Splunk platform to achieve value and insights as quickly as possible. Each step in the journey includes a link to validated best practices on Splunk Answers. The best practices define concepts and provide context to understand the intricacies of the software. Each validated best practice topic includes a Things to do section to allow you to put those concepts into practice immediately.
Since the topics and corresponding best practices are listed in sequence, work through each topic in the order presented to expedite your learning.
A lot of the product information and best practices apply to both platforms. In cases where the information is different, either Spunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud is specified in the reference.
Get started with the Splunk platform
When you begin using Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud, start with understanding the key concepts and components of the Splunk platform. After your comfortable with the basics, use that base knowledge to create searches and dashboards.
Learn and implement best practices
This section builds on the basics with in-depth information about concepts and components and how to use them. Use the following best practices to broaden your user base, monitor your system, build a sandbox for development teams, and learn best practices to optimize your system.
Expand and scale your Splunk platform deployment
This section covers material to expand and scale the use of Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud. Use the following best practices to troubleshoot and maintain your environment, plan for the future, and start building Splunk apps.
|Capacity planning, troubleshooting, and health||For Splunk Enterprise, see Capacity planning best practices for Splunk Enterprise? on Splunk Answers.
For Splunk Cloud, see How do I get started monitoring system health on Splunk Cloud? on Splunk Answers.
|Search optimization||For Splunk Enterprise, see Best practices for search optimization for Splunk Enterprise? on Splunk Answers.
For Splunk Cloud, see Best practices for search optimization for Splunk Cloud? on Splunk Answers.
How to use the Splunk platform best practices index
Best practices to deploy and administer the Splunk platform
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Product Best Practices: current