Creating Classic Dashboards

This six-hour course (with an additional one hour break for lunch) is designed for Splunk power users who want to create advanced, interactive dashboards using the classic, simple XML framework. The course focuses on tokens, user inputs, dynamic drilldowns, and event handlers. It combines a strong technical focus with the opportunity to practice in a realistic lab environment.

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To be successful, students should have a solid understanding of the following:

What is Splunk? (WIS)
Introduction to Dashboards (ITD)
Enriching Data with Lookups (EDL)

Course Objectives

  • Using Tokens
  • Adding User inputs
  • Improving Performance
  • Customizing Dashboards
  • Creating Dynamic Drilldowns
  • Adding Event Handlers

Outline: Creating Classic Dashboards (CCD)

Topic 1 – Classic Dashboards

  • Compare dashboards and forms
  • Create prebuilt panels
  • Troubleshoot views

Topic 2 – Using Tokens

  • Describe how tokens work
  • Define token syntax
  • Use token filters

Topic 3 – Adding User Inputs

  • Define user inputs
  • Add a user input
  • Create cascading inputs

Topic 4 – Improving Performance

  • Identify performance improvement methods
  • Use tstats and data model acceleration
  • Create a base & chain search

Topic 5 – Customizing Views

  • Customize charts
  • Use event annotations
  • Customize panels

Topic 6 – Create Dynamic Drilldowns

  • Identify types of drilldowns
  • Use the drilldown editor
  • Create a dynamic drilldown

Topic 7 – Adding Event Handlers

  • Name event handler types
  • Define event actions
  • Create a contextual drilldown