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About Splunk Home

Splunk Home is your interactive portal to the apps and data accessible from this Splunk instance. The main parts of Home include a search bar and three panels: Apps, Data, and Help.

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Finding Splunk Home

If this is a new installation, Splunk Home is the first page that you see when you log into Splunk for the first time. Otherwise, your account might be configured to start in another view such as Search or Pivot in the Search & Reporting app.

You can return to Splunk Home from any other view by clicking the Splunk logo at the top left in Splunk Web.

App search bar

The app search bar is a shortcut that lets you run a search in a specified app context, without clicking through to the app. It is similar to the standard Splunk search bar and includes a time range picker. It also includes an App menu that lets you select the app context in which to run your search.

Apps and workspaces

In the Apps panel, you will see workspaces for the apps that are installed on your Splunk server that you have permission to view. The workspace displays a menu of the views and objects in the app context. Select the App to open it or select a content page listed in the workspace to go directly to that view.

For an out-of-the-box Splunk Enterprise installation, you see one App in the workspace. When you have more than one app, you can drag and drop the apps within the workspace to rearrange them.

Discover new apps or manage existing apps by clicking the buttons at the bottom of the panel:

  • Find more apps to install on Splunk.
  • Manage apps already installed on Splunk.

Data panel

The Data panel is a shortcut to add new data and manage your data inputs. When you have data in Splunk, you can see a brief summary of it in the Data panel.

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The Data panel displays statistical data about events indexed by the local Splunk Enterprise instance. It shows how long ago data was indexed earliest and latest and the volume of data you have in this instance.

Help panel

The Help panel provides links to pages that help you learn how to use Splunk Enterprise, including video tutorials, the Splunk Answers forums, the Splunk Support portal, and Splunk Enterprise online documentation.

Next steps

Continue to the next topic to learn how to navigate your Splunk instance.

Start Splunk Enterprise and launch Splunk Web
Navigating Splunk Web

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.1.4, 6.1.5, 6.1.6, 6.1.7, 6.1.8, 6.1.9, 6.1.10, 6.1.11, 6.1.12

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