Getting started with Splunk Cloud
To start using your new Splunk Cloud deployment, you or your Splunk administrator need to:
- Log in
- Get data in
- Create reports based on your data
Log into Splunk Cloud
If you bought self-service Splunk Cloud directly on the Splunk web site, you received a cloud.splunk.com URL and credentials. If you worked with Splunk Sales to purchase managed Splunk Cloud, you received an email with a dedicated URL and login credentials as part of the purchase process.
- Open your web browser.
- Navigate to your Splunk Cloud URL.
- Log in using the credentials supplied by Splunk Sales or Support.
Get data into Splunk Cloud
To get data into Splunk Cloud, the most common approach is to install the Splunk Universal Forwarder and required credentials on the computers where your source data resides and configure them to send data to Splunk Cloud. For details about the options for getting data into Splunk Cloud, see Overview of getting data into Splunk Cloud.
Search and render your data
After you get your data into Splunk Cloud, you can search the data to create reports and display the results using dashboards and visualizations. For detailed information, see the following manuals.
Learn about Splunk products
For detailed information about the Splunk platform, see the following resources.
- Splunk Docs is Splunk user documentation.
- Splunk Answers is our thriving user community. Join us!
- Splunk Education offers courses on-site, off-site, and on the Web.
- Splunk Videos offer training and demos on a variety of topics.
Apps and add-ons extend the power of Splunk products to help you get value from your data faster. To browse Splunk apps and add-ons, see Splunkbase. If you develop your own app, read Splunk Developer Guidance. For an example of a properly constructed app, see the Splunk Reference App.
Types of Splunk Cloud deployment
Splunk Cloud Quick Start
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud™: 6.6.3, 7.0.0, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.5, 7.0.8, 7.0.11, 7.1.3, 7.1.6, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.2.9, 8.0.0