I'm in the process of creating a troubleshooting guide for our networking team. I would like to be able to look up event logs via Splunk Enterprise related to a specific host. The parameters for the search will allow us to view with an interface went up/down as well. How can I properly enter this request into the GUI search & reporting app?
You can try searching for index=<your-data-index>. Run the search in verbose mode and below on left-hand side you will see list of fields. Click on below-listed fields and check whether which field is relevant to your host value.
if you don't find host value from above fields you can check value for other fields below
Finally, for example, you end-up noticing host field is having values what you need, search: index=<your-data-index> host="<host-you-want-to-search>"