Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Splunk Architect Fast Track


LÄNGE: 40 Hours (5 Tage)

PREIS: €4 000,00


This course focuses on large enterprise deployments.

Students will learn :

- steps and best practices for planning, data collection and sizing for a distributed deployment.

- topics and techniques for troubleshooting a standard Splunk distributed deployment using the tools available on Splunk Enterprise.

- troubleshooting experience before attending more advanced courses. You will debug a distributed Splunk Enterprise environment using the live system.  case logs.

- the fundamental knowledge of deploying and managing Splunk Enterprise in a clustered environment. It covers installation, configuration, management, and monitoring of Splunk clusters.

While Splunk Clusters are supported in Windows environments, the class lab environment is running Linux instances only.

ONLY for customers with Splunk on-prem


Architecting Splunk Enterprise Deployments :

Module 1 – Introduction

Overview of the Splunk deployment planning process and associated tools


Module 2 – Project Requirements

Identify critical information about environment, volume, users, and requirements

Review checklists and resources to aid in collecting requirements


Module 3 – Infrastructure Planning: Index Design

Design and size indexes

Estimate storage requirements

Identify relevant apps 


Module 4 – Infrastructure Planning: Resource Planning

List sizing factors for servers

Describe how reference hardware is used to scale deployments

Identify the impact of clustering for index replication and for search heads


Module 5 - Clustering Overview

Describe the different clustering capabilities

Introduce the concepts of indexer and search head clustering


Module 6 - Forwarder and Deployment Best Practices

Review types of forwarders

Describe how to manage forwarder installation

Review configuration management for all Splunk components, using Splunk deployment tools
Provide best practices for a Splunk deployment


Module 7 - Integration 

    Describe integration methods

    Identify common integration points


Module 8 – Performance Monitoring and Tuning

Use the Monitoring Console to track test environment performance

List options to fine tune performance for production environment


Module 9 – Use Cases

Provide example architecture topologies 

Discuss different architecture options based on use case

Troubleshooting Splunk Enterprise :

Module 1 – Splunk Troubleshooting Methods and Tools

Describe the Splunk Troubleshooting Approach

List Splunk Diagnostic Resources and Tools

Create and Splunk a Diag

Use RapidDiag


Module 2 – Indexing Problems

Discover Splunk deployment Topology and its Server Roles

Identify Where to Check the Index-Time Pipeline Status

Use the metrics.log to Clarify the Index-Time Problem


Module 3 – Input Configuration Problems

Data Input issues

Troubleshooting Inputs with the Monitoring Console


Module 4 – Input Deployment Problems

Deployment server issues

Forwarding and Receiving Issues

Module 5 – Indexer Cluster Management Administration

Peer Offline and Decommission

Master App Bundles

Indexer Cluster Storage Utilization Options
Site Mapping
Monitoring Console for Indexer Cluster Environment

Module 6 – License, Upgrade, and User Management Problems

Installation Issues

Upgrade Considerations

Splunk Licensing Issues

Splunk Roles and User Management issues


Module 7 – Search Management Problems

Troubleshoot Distributed Search Issues

Identify Job Scheduling Problems

Learn to Diagnose Crashing Problems

Describe How to Prioritize Resources for Critical Splunk Processes


Module 7 – KV Store Collection and Lookup Management

Identify the Types of Search Problems

Isolate and Troubleshoot Search Problems

Splunk Enterprise Cluster Administration :

Module 1 – Large-scale Splunk Deployment Overview

Factors that affecting deployment design

How Splunk Enterprise can scale

Splunk License Master


Module 2 – Single-site Indexer Cluster

How Splunk Single-Site Indexer Clusters Work

Indexer Cluster Components and Terms

Splunk Single-Site Indexer Cluster Configuration

Splunk indexer Cluster Log Channels

Module 3 – Multisite Indexer Cluster

How Splunk Multi-site Indexer Clusters Work

Multi-Site Indexer Cluster Terms

Multi-Site Indexer Cluster Configurations

Optional Multi-Site Indexer Cluster Configurations


Module 4 – Indexer Cluster Management and Administration

Peer offline and decommission

Master app bundles

Indexer Cluster Storage Utilization Options
Site Mapping
Monitoring Console for Indexer Cluster Environment

    Module 5 – Forwarder Management

        Indexer discovery

        Optional Indexer Discovery Configurations

        Volume-Based Forwarder Load Balancing


    Module 6 – Search Head Cluster

    Splunk Search Head Cluster Overview

    Search Head Cluster Configuration


Module 7 – Search Head Cluster Management and Administration

Search Head Cluster Deployer

Captaincy Transfer

Search Head Member Addition and Decommissioning

Monitoring Console for Search Head Cluster


Module 8 – KV Store Collection and Lookup Management

KV Store Collection in Splunk Clusters

KV Store Monitoring with Monitoring Console


Module 9 – SmartStore Implementation

SmartStore Architecture Overview
Deploy and manage SmartStore


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

Splunk Power User Fast Start

Splunk Enterprise Administration Fast Start 

Test und Zertifizierung

Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect (Prereq for this cert is the Splunk Core Certified Power User AND Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin)

Time Zone

02 Sep 2024




Instructor Led Online

€ 4 000,00

04 Nov 2024




Instructor Led Online

€ 4 000,00

02 Dez 2024




Instructor Led Online

€ 4 000,00

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