Architecting Enterprise Deployments - Splunk Courses
This 9 hour splunk course focuses on large enterprise deployments. Students will learn steps and best practices for planning, data collection, sizing and documenting a distributed deployment.
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Architecting Enterprise Deployments

This 9 hour Splunk course focuses on large enterprise deployments. Students will learn steps and best practices for planning, data collection and sizing for a distributed deployment. Workshop-style labs challenge students to make design decisions about an example enterprise deployment.

Units : 3
Duration : 9 hours over 2 days
Time : 9:00 am – 1:30 pm  AEST (GMT +10)
Cost : AUD 2,220.00 ex GST*

*Discounts apply for Splunk Partners.

Course Topics
  • Requirements definition
  • Index and infrastructure planning
  • Data collection
  • Forwarders and managing deployments
  • Data comprehension
  • Search considerations
  • Development tools and external integration concepts
  • Operations and management
After completing this course you will be able to:
  • Understand high availability concepts
  • Know how to estimate storage requirements
  • Compare remote collection methods
  • Understand search performance
  • Identify onboarding processes
  • Utilise monitoring tools
Class Format

Instructor-led lecture with labs. Delivered via virtual classroom or at your site.


Course Prerequisites
  • Splunk Fundamentals 1
  • Splunk Fundamentals 2
  • Splunk Enterprise System Administration
  • Splunk Enterprise Data Administration
Course Objectives

Module 1 – Introduction

  • Overview of the Splunk deployment planning process and associated tools

Module 2 – Planning

  • Identify critical information about environment, volume, users, and requirements
  • Review checklists and resources to aid in collecting requirements

Module 3 – Apps and Index Design

  • Design and size indexes
  • Plan app deployment

Module 4 – Infrastructure

  • Learn sizing factors for servers
  • Understand how reference hardware is used to scale deployments
  • Identify the impact of clustering for index replication and for search heads
  • Identify best practices for authentication, authorization and access control

Module 5- Data Collection

  • Compare agent-based and agentless data collection methods
  • Discuss data inputs
  • Compare remote collection methods

Module 6 – Forwarders and Deployment Management

  • Review types of forwarders
  • Understand how to manage forwarder installation
  • Understand configuration management for all Splunk components, using Splunk deployment tools

Module 7 – Data Comprehension and Enrichment

  • Identify the six things you must get correct at index time
  • Discuss Common Information Model
  • Discuss Data Models and data model design
  • Discuss data enrichment, including lookups and KV Store

Module 8 – Querying

  • Discuss search performance
  • Discuss differences between summarization methods

Module 9 – Integration

  • Describe integration methods
  • Identify common integration points

Module 10 – Operations and Management

  • Identify ongoing tasks in a Splunk deployment
  • Identify backup and archiving methods
  • Discuss onboarding processes
  • Review monitoring tools and apps

Anyone involved in the design and deployment of Splunk within their organisation or are looking to become Splunk certified. Previous attendees have included Consultants, IT Administrators, Pre-Sales Engineers and Solution Architects.

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