If you are a system administrator who has inherited the responsibility for a Splunk software deployment, use this manual to gain an understanding of your deployment's network characteristics, data sources, user population, and knowledge objects. This information will help orient you to the essential aspects of the Splunk platform running in your environment. It includes specific suggestions for how to discover what is running, how well it is running, who is using it, and where to go for more detailed information.
For a high-level introduction to Splunk Enterprise software, see the Splunk Enterprise Overview manual.
To learn about the basics of searching and reporting with Splunk software, use the Search Tutorial.
If Splunk software is new to you, there are resources available to help you:
The Splunk Professional Services team is also available to perform a technical assessment of your Splunk environment to ensure that your deployment and internal processes follow best practices.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 6.6.4, 6.6.5, 6.6.6, 6.6.7, 6.6.8, 6.6.9, 6.6.10, 6.6.11, 6.6.12, 7.0.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.0.7, 7.0.8, 7.0.9, 7.0.10, 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.1.6, 7.1.7, 7.1.8, 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.3.0