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How do I add and delete host in Data Summary from Data Summary Splunk?

Communicator

Hi there. Newbie on splunk here.

I have a rookie question to ask ...

In Search menu, under Data Summary, how do I add Host?

I have discovered how to delete one, but not how to add.

Thank you to anyone reply this question.

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Re: How do I add and delete host in Data Summary from Data Summary Splunk?

Motivator

Hi there,

How did you delete the host?

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Re: How do I add and delete host in Data Summary from Data Summary Splunk?

Communicator

Hi,

You need to create an account with delete rights, Data summary, select data type, in search then select all time and in search bar where is "somedatabasetype=somesource" you need to type after that "| delete" as in: "somedatabasetype=somesource | delete" and search. And after that you have deleted it.

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Re: How do I add and delete host in Data Summary from Data Summary Splunk?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The data summary is summarizing all of the distinct host, source, and sourcetype values in the currently searchable data in Splunk. It is dynamically picking up new values for those metadata fields as data comes in.

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Re: How do I add and delete host in Data Summary from Data Summary Splunk?

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

As soon as you start indexing data with your host (with metadata field host=yourServerName), it would show up automatically.

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Re: How do I add and delete host in Data Summary from Data Summary Splunk?

Communicator

Yes, but what is THE process to do just that?

In Search and Reporting, Data Summary i have had under Hosts, 2 hosts. One of which i have deleted it.

And questions was: How do i EXACTLY do just that? How EXACTLY do i add an HOST under there?

Step by step procedure please.

Thank you.
Have a nice day.

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Re: How do I add and delete host in Data Summary from Data Summary Splunk?

Communicator

Also, to delete index you have to go: Settings -> Data -> Indexes and there you can manage your indexes.

For data inpots you have to go to Settings -> Data Inputs -> Files & Directories.

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Re: How do I add and delete host in Data Summary from Data Summary Splunk?

Communicator

I've got my answer!

The answer is: If you index a new data type/source/host, you must index it in default index. You cannot create new index.

Now i have new question: why if i choose to create new index, my host/sourcetype/source is not appearing under data summary?

Thank you.

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Re: How do I add and delete host in Data Summary from Data Summary Splunk?

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

@bogdan_nicolescu If your problem is resolved, please accept an answer to help future readers.

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