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Could anyone suggest a topic for POC can be done using the Splunk?

impurush
Contributor

Hi,
Recently I have learned the Splunk Admin/Developer part. For practice, I want to do some kind of POC taks.
Could you please help to find some real time small tasks which I can done using Splunk.

Thank in advance,
Purush

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Richfez
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Sure!

Some of this will depend on what data you have.

From home, I do a lot of playing around with my firewall data. Who's going to where? How much data are they sending? What have my children been up to on the internet? Which devices are hogging my limited bandwidth?

I Splunk my child's grades at school, too. I copy out the grades (which I can do in big chunks so it's reasonably easy to just copy them out into a CSV, do a little formatting) and pull it into Splunk. We predict grades per subject, look for anomalies like unusually poor or good grades on individual assignments.

I also Splunk a lot of questions from Answers, too - when I'm helping I often find myself mocking up some data. Occasionally it's just few lines, but other times it's a few thousand rows in a CSV I import to test things with. That data can also be fun.

My couple of desktops/laptops also have the UF on them and forward Windows event logs to Splunk.

From work,
Well, anything.

Some of the more common: Windows Event Logs, Active Directory, firewall and web proxy logs and so on. These are fairly well outlined elsewhere.

Less common: Call Data (which phone calls cost us the most?), Badge Access information for doors (who's badging in through doors but isn't clocked in?), Timeclock Information (who's clocking in and out from different locations?) ...

The list is endless. Just look around at what you have, ask yourself "Can I find and ingest some sort of log file for that data?" and there's your answer. If you can, try it and see!

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woodcock
Esteemed Legend

This should be easy. What was the last Splunk-for-pay thing that you did? Talk that up. I could go on and on about the various cool things that Splunxter has done for our many clients.

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Richfez
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Sure!

Some of this will depend on what data you have.

From home, I do a lot of playing around with my firewall data. Who's going to where? How much data are they sending? What have my children been up to on the internet? Which devices are hogging my limited bandwidth?

I Splunk my child's grades at school, too. I copy out the grades (which I can do in big chunks so it's reasonably easy to just copy them out into a CSV, do a little formatting) and pull it into Splunk. We predict grades per subject, look for anomalies like unusually poor or good grades on individual assignments.

I also Splunk a lot of questions from Answers, too - when I'm helping I often find myself mocking up some data. Occasionally it's just few lines, but other times it's a few thousand rows in a CSV I import to test things with. That data can also be fun.

My couple of desktops/laptops also have the UF on them and forward Windows event logs to Splunk.

From work,
Well, anything.

Some of the more common: Windows Event Logs, Active Directory, firewall and web proxy logs and so on. These are fairly well outlined elsewhere.

Less common: Call Data (which phone calls cost us the most?), Badge Access information for doors (who's badging in through doors but isn't clocked in?), Timeclock Information (who's clocking in and out from different locations?) ...

The list is endless. Just look around at what you have, ask yourself "Can I find and ingest some sort of log file for that data?" and there's your answer. If you can, try it and see!

impurush
Contributor

Thank you for the answer. I did not understand your second and third point.

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Richfez
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Which second and third?

My children have grades. At school. On assignment "X" on some particular day, they might have gotten 18 correct out of 20 possible, or 90%. We do various analysis of these, plot them on charts in dashboards, whatnot.

For answers - I help out a lot here. In the course of doing so, sometimes folks provide snippets of data that has interesting use cases. There's one here, but if you read the questions asked here, you'll find all sorts of interesting data and use cases. Sometimes taking what others need as a starting point, you can really work through some interesting examples.

Unless you mean the points in the bottom half?

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