How to use the Splunk platform best practices index
Use the Splunk platform best practices index to discover best practices that help you deploy, administer, and get more value from the Splunk platform. All best practices indexed here are gathered from Splunk customers, partners, and employees.
The best practices linked in this index are validated best practices hosted on the Splunk community question-and-answer forum Splunk Answers, Splunk Docs, and Splunk Blogs.
To find validated best practices on Splunk Answers, see the validated_best-practice page. To follow the [validated_best-practice] tag and receive notifications when new validated best practices are posted, log in using your Splunk.com credentials. While logged in, you can also make a comment, post an answer, or ask a new question. For more information, see Splunk Answers in Get Started with Splunk Community.
For more information about how you can participate in developing Splunk best practices, see the blog post How Crowdsourcing is Shaping the Future of Splunk Best Practices.
The following table lists what the best practices in the Splunk Platform Best Practices index can help you do.
|Task||What best practices can help you do|
|Start your journey with Splunk software||Use the Splunk platform to achieve value and insights as quickly as possible.|
|Deploy and administer the Splunk platform||Deploy, monitor, maintain, upgrade, and scale the Splunk platform.|
|Search and manage data||Optimize searches and manage data, from getting data in to optimizing logs.|
|Manage your Splunk program||Plan, scope, and drive engagement with a well-organized Splunk program based on best practices.|
|Empower the people who use Splunk software||Empower users and teams using learning incentives and role-based access controls with user-management best practices.|
Best practices to start your journey with the Splunk platform
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Product Best Practices: current